The countdown has officially begun. Australia’s most celebrated festival is returning for another behemoth year. Splendour In The Grass has dropped its 2020 dates.
As per tradition, the fezzie will take place during the final weekend of July. From Friday, July 24th – Sunday, July 26th North Byron Parklands will be awash with tens of thousands of eager punters, hungry to bask in the glory of live music.
This year marks the festival’s 20th anniversary, and it’s destined to be an absolutely monolithic affair. In splendid news, the festival has promised that they will be dropping the lineup “sooner than you think!”.
We can’t even fathom who Splendour have up their sleeves to mark the momentous milestone. Perhaps a Powderfinger reunion is on the table? It’s been a minute since Radiohead have graced our shores? Can we forgive Kanye for Jesus Is King? We’ve got all the time in the world to speculate.
In the spirit of speculation, last week, a screenshot was shared from the Rage Against The Machine Instagram account, which alluded to Byron Bay tour dates taking place smack bang in the middle of Splendour. People have written the poster off as a hoax, after someone confessed that they photoshopped the whole shebang as part of an elaborate prank – highlighting that they spelt “Auckland” wrong on the poster. A confession that has sent me into a complete tizzy because well… Auckland was spelt correctly.
As a conspiracy theory enthusiast and Rage Against The Machine tragic, I have concocted a theory that the person who confessed to shopping the poster could only be someone from Splendour’s team, attempting to dispell rumours only to swindle us all by announcing that they are in fact playing. This is all probably hopeful naivety, but if it does pull through, I will feel a sense of overwhelming smugness for the rest of my life.
Splendour In The Grass 2020
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Friday, 24th – Sunday, 26th July
North Byron Parklands, Yelgun