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Dead birds, shopping and a day spa at Splendour In The Grass

Splendour in the Grass is renowned for offering up the most unique atmosphere any Australian music festival can give. Three days of intense partying with an amazing musical line up (this year it’s Coldplay and Kanye!) often leaves many a memorable experience in participants’ minds. Yet there is another lesser-known aspect of Splendour which is as stimulating as the music itself. The Splendour In The Grass Arts Program will showcase interactive pieces from both Australian and international artists that will be scattered around the festival, just waiting for the boozed-up concert-goer to stumble upon and spin out to. One in particular we’re looking forward to is the ‘Cream’ segment, curated by Annemarie Kohn. Part of it, the ‘Oliver In The Sky’ exhibition, will consist of large oversized sculptures made entirely out of cardboard waste. The subject matter? Dead pigeons, crushed drink cans and random urban artefacts. Stuff picked up by the cleaners at the end of last year’s festival, perhaps?

This year’s festival also sees the introduction of two great new concepts in The Very Small Mall, for fashion addicts who need their shopping fix, and the Splendour Day Spa, so that you can get a mani, pedi or Rimmel makeover in between sets. Kate Moss would feel right at home. 


Splendour In The Grass is on from Friday 29 to Sunday 31 July at ‘Woodfordia’, Woodrow Road, via Woodford, Queensland.

For more information, visit www.splendourinthegrass.com.

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