Splendour in the Grass festival postponed until 2021

Byron bay music festival Splendour in the Grass will be postponed to 2021 while uncertainty lingers over the reopening or borders.

The annual festival was due to celebrate its 20th anniversary this year, and had already pushed back its dates from late July to October as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.

The festival has set new dates of July 23-25, 2021.

“We have been monitoring the situation closely for the past few months and while Australia is now moving into the recovery phase, there is no timeline yet around the opening of international borders,” event organisers Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco said in a statement.

“As a result, and with our audience interests front and centre, we must announce the reschedule to 2021 now. We intend to rebook as many of the 2020 artists as possible and we have started to work through that process.”