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Splendour in the Grass

Splendour in the Grass is an annual music and Arts Festival, held right here at North Byron Parklands.

Since its debut in Byron Bay in 2001 Splendour in the Grass has grown to become arguably Australia's most popular music and arts event. The scramble for tickets each year highlights the popularity of this internationally acclaimed event with tickets consistently selling out in record time.

Splendour has hosted literally some of the biggest names in contemporary music and continues to be the hot mid-winter destination on the Australian music event calendar. For 3 days patrons literally make Splendour their home away from home and immerse themselves in music, art installations, craft, workshops, market stalls, yoga, dance and fusion food.

There's the incredibly popular Splendour Forum where guests discuss both the heavy and lighter topics, and ponder the tricky philosophical questions. There's comedy and there's karaoke. For pint size festival-goers there is Little Splendour plus Splendour in the Craft and the Very Small Suburb where punters can get their retail fix. But most importantly there's music and the spirit of community.

Splendour in the Grass 2017 took place at North Byron Parklands on 21 July, 22 July and 23 July. For more info please visit

Falls Music & Arts Festival

Every summer since 1993, The Falls Music & Arts Festival has been at the forefront of the east coast Australian festival scene, defining the real difference between a mere music festival and a true festival experience.

Falls Byron Bay is a 3-day camping event which takes place at the end of December into early January. Parklands hosted the inaugural Northern NSW leg Dec 13 / Jan 14th.

The event presents music acts from around the globe and has a strong focus on the arts and environment.

Capturing the essence of the Australian summer spirit, Falls embraces diversity, sustainability and community within a contemporary music event like no other. Transcending the common festival model, taking the time to curate a sophisticated experience that properly respects and honours time, people and place.

Over the years Falls Festival has been developed and fostered by a group of family and friends and this tradition continues today. It is one of the most beloved music and arts festivals in Australia.

The Falls Festival will be held at North Byron Parklands on Dec 31, Jan 1 and Jan 2 - 2017-18

The Falls Music & Arts Festival takes place in Lorne, Marion Bay, Byron Bay and Fremantle

"Energy levels were clearly high all over the festival, as punters bounded up and down the steep hill which formed one side of the vast natural amphitheatre surrounding the main stage. It is an impressive site to behold, and certainly adds to the essence of wonder and beauty already established by Byron Bay's sister venues in Lorne and Marion Bay." (Music Feeds 2014)