Entertainment

Splendour is a sell out

Jack White headlines the 2012 Splendour in the Grass.
Jack White headlines the 2012 Splendour in the Grass.

SPLENDOUR in the Grass tickets are once again some of the hottest in the country.

The event sold out in 43 minutes this morning, after tickets officially went on sale at 9am through Moshtix.

The steadily growing festival was known for selling out quickly up until last year, when tickets took several weeks to sell out.

Back in Byron Bay after two years at Woodford on the Sunshine Coast, the festival's stellar 2012 line-up, including Jack White, Smashing Pumpkins, Bloc Party and The Shins, was clearly popular with punters.

In less than half an hour camping tickets and single-day Saturday tickets had already sold out.

By 9.35am only single-day tickets for Friday and Sunday were left.

Five minutes later only Friday single-day event tickets remained, and those were snapped up within another five minutes.

The Moshtix website did not appear to suffer from overload or technical issues which have caused strife in past years.

Splendour organisers have even more reason to celebrate after the festival's new home at the North Byron Parklands was finally approved by the NSW Planning and Assessment Commission on Tuesday.

The three-day event will be held at the 259ha site at Yelgun, north of Byron Bay, for at least the next five years (2017) with an approved capacity of 35,000 punters.

Splendour in the Grass plays Belongil Fields, near Byron Bay, July 27 to 29.

Topics:  music music festival splendour in the grass tickets


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

No better place to plan for knot tying

GET PLANNING: The Whitsunday Wedding and Honeymoon Expo is fast approaching.

Check out the wedding and honeymoon expo next weekend

Tourists love sea-side

WHAT A LIFE: Stem 2 Stern representative Matthew Flint enjoys a delicious lunch with a view at Sorrento Restaurant.

Sorrento is the perfect venue to celebrate a milestone.

Stinger invasion closes Whitsunday beaches

A member of the Whitsunday Coast Lifesaving Club with the box jellyfish caught at Boat Haven Beach yesterday.

Stinger invasion closes Whitsunday beaches

Local Partners

Airlie send-off for Rufus tour

"IT'S been a series of pretty crazy things,” Rufus drummer James Hunt said of the band's success.

How Stay at Home Mum blogger Jody Allen struck it big

Jody Allen and Walt Collins will co-host the Seven Network's Stay at Home Mum television series from April.

Jody Allen's star continues to rise at incredible speed

Comedy with extra cheese

Paul Fenech is taking his TV series Fat Pizza on the road for a series of live shows.

Fat Pizza and Housos are coming to town

One of the top five car collections in the world

A 1950 Alvis TB14 Roadster is a highlight in the museum.

Gosford home to largest, privately-owned classic car collection.

MOVIE REVIEW: Matt Damon's The Great Wall gets lost

The Great Wall feels about as artisanal as a fortune cookie. Its underlying message is just as trite.

Airlie send-off for Rufus tour

ON THEIR WAY: Rufus will wrap up their massive regional tour with a show at Magnums Hotel this month.

Rufus will play at Magnums next week

Paul Murray listens to regions

Paul Murray is taking his Sky News show on the road to shine a spotlight on regional Australia.

Radio broadcaster wants viewers to 'turn up and fire up'

Why Hollywood’s siding with Brad Pitt over Angelina Jolie

Jolie may have the kids, but Pitt has custody of Hollywood

Tensions high at pointy end of MKR's round two

Things are really heating up on My Kitchen Rules.

Games are being played around the My Kitchen Rules table

Jungle Jay sent packing from I'm a Celebrity

I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Here! contestant Jay Laga'aia with Keira.

BIG friendly giant Jay Laga'aia has been eliminated from I'm A Celeb

Carson Kressley brings 'camp' to I'm a Celebrity jungle

"I am not all Park Avenue and daffodils” ... Carson Kressley.

Meet the "campest” campmate to star on I'm a Celebrity.

Expert: Why renters, home buyers may struggle

Matusik Property Insights director Michael Matusik.

What's next for the city's housing market

Massive seaside development of 3200 lots

DESIRABLE LIFESTYLE: The masterplan for the proposed Elliott Heads Estate.

"There's nothing else left along the coastline of Queensland now"

Potential home buyers punished for doing the 'right thing'

Should I go to university or buy a house?

50 more high rise buildings planned for Brisbane CBD

Height limits have been scrapped for Brisbane CBD

800,000 more people expected to work in city over next 20 years

New suburb in the crosshairs of Coast vandals

UNDER WRAPS: Graffiti on art installations at the entrance to the newly opened Bells Creek Arterial Road has been covered up.

Vandal rechristens Stockland as something less than complimentary

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!