This July, Splendour is bringing the festival to you!
Just because Splendour In The Grass moved their annual three-day music extravaganza to November this year, doesn’t mean they aren’t prepared to deliver the goods in July – enter Splendour XR.
Ahead of the festival weekend, the Splendour XR set times have landed, so it’s time to get out your virtual markers and start planning your ultimate festival weekend.
Taking place on the traditional Splendour In The Grass weekend, in a world first, the team are creating an extended reality version of the festival – and the lineup is incredible.
Khalid, Chvrches, and Denzel Curry are locked in for huge amphitheatre sets on night one, while Vera Blue, Little Simz, Phoebe Bridgers, Dune Rats, and The Chats will also take over your favourite Splendour stages – from Mixup Stage to the GW McLennan Tent – throughout the Saturday.
Fast forward to Day Two and The Killers, Charli XCX, and Of Monsters and Men will close out the Amphitheatre, while Kaytranada, Grimes Metaverse, and 2ManyDjs close things out on the Mixup Stage.
Other day two highlights include Holly Humberstone, The Snuts, Wafia, The Avalanches, Greta Ray, Amyl & The Sniffers, and Vance Joy.
Alongside all the stellarmusic performances, the virtual festival will also play host to a selection of in-depth discussions, comedy performances, DJ sets, and entertainment for the little ones – spread throughput virtual recreations of your favourite IRL Splendour In The Grass hubs The Forum, Global Village, Comedy Club, Tipi Forest, and Little Splendour.
The Forum will play host to discussions around topicsincluding mental health, consent, AI bias, the future of drugs, and more. 2021 Australian of the Year, Grace Tame will deliver a special keynote speech alongside other speakers including WAFIA 360, Marieke Hardy, and Dr Karl.
Some of Australia’s favourite funny people will take over The Comedy Club including Nazeem Hussain, Nath Valvo, Kirsty Webeck, Anne Edmonds, and Tom Ballard.
Head over to the iconic Tipi Forest and catch sets from April Kerry, Skram, and Hypnotech, with epic lighting shows from VJ’s Just Chuck, John Carolan and Eyebyte. The Global Village will also be back in virtual form featuring a dose of storytelling, yoga, meditation, and more.
And for the kids, Little Splendour will feature everything from drumming and craft sessions, alongside music and opportunities to learn about the XR environment.
Splendour has always offered patrons a deep programming experience with The Forum, Global Village, Little Splendour and more on offer alongside our favourite artists. We could not be more excited about Splendour XR and the opportunity to take the Splendour goodness online to our existing community and to new audiences around the globe.Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco, Splendour in the Grass Co-producers
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Splendour In The Grass presents: Splendour XR
Splendour In The Grass presents: Splendour XR 2021 Lineup
Khalid | Chvrches | Denzel Curry | Duke Dumont | Tash Sultana | Masked Wolf | Russ Millions | Band Of Horses | Little Simz | Skeggs | Aurora | Phoebe Bridgers | Vera Blue | Pink Sweat$ | Client Liaison | Griff | Pond | Tayla Parx | Dune Rats | Methyl Ethel | The Chats | Triple One | Cat & Calmell | King Stingray | The Southern River Band
The Killers | Charli XCX | Vance Joy | Grimes Metaverse (Super Beta) | The Avalanches | Of Monsters And Men | Kaytranada | Black Pumas | Hot Dub Time Machine | Millennium Parade | The Jungle Giants | Ocean Alley | Jungle | What So Not | King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard | Sinéad Harnett | Holly Humberstone | Spacey Jane | Crooked Colours | Amyl And The Sniffers | Wafia | Aviva | The Snuts | Band-Maid | Ziggy Ramo | Gretta Ray | 2ManyDJs
Taking place across two huge days, more than 50 of your favourite artists from Australia and around the globe will be beaming directly into your home. We’ve got indie rock royalty, critically-acclaimed and genre-defying singer-songwriters, viral pop sensations, hip-hop heroes and sought after collaborators, pioneering dance producers and artists who push way beyond boundaries into the unknown.
And they’ll all be performing never-before-seen live sets created especially for this global online event.
What are the Splendour XR 2021 set times?
How do I watch Splendour XR 2021?
Splendour XR will be viewable on most devices with a screen. Enjoy the festival on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or TV via Chromecast or Apple TV etc.
Pro tip: For the most immersive experience a gaming PC and/or a VR headset will let you walk around the virtual festival grounds in real-time!
Which areas of the Splendour In The Grass site will be available to explore during Splendour XR 2021?
All of the iconic IRL Splendour in the Grass stages and activity areas have been virtually recreated, ready for you to explore, including The Amphitheatre, Mix Up stage and the G.W. McLennan tent. You can also explore The Forum comedy tent, Global Village and Little Splendour areas.
The best part is, you’ll be able to switch between sets and stages in real time. If you’re using a Gaming PC or VR device, you will be able to walk from one venue to another within the world or choose to “teleport” between them. If you’re using web or mobile (including iOS) devices you will be able to switch between venues using the camera angles.
The possibilities are endless! Get a sneak preview of the Splendour XR world below.
When will the Splendour XR site open?
Splendour XR will operate globally in a single time zone from 2pm to 2am AEST on Saturday 24 July and Sunday 25 July. All video content will be available for 7 days after the event via both web and mobile versions.
But wait, there is more!
Build your virtual self and move through an imaginatively embellished but faithful recreation of Splendour’s Byron Bay site. And just like Splendour IRL, you’ll create your own schedule, travel from stage to stage to watch your favourite artists, and [virtually] meet up with your mates along the way.
Kick off your Splendour XR day with yoga at Global Village and expand your mental bandwidth at Splendour Forum. Kids getting in your grill? Set those rug rats up with Little Splendour and buy yourself some chill time. Then dive in all over again!
Available on mobile, tablet, browser, desktop and VR, Splendour XR combines technology, art, and your favourite music artists, in a true virtual Splendour in the Grass festival experience.
Splendour XR will stream into a screen near you on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 July 2021. Tickets are on sale now.