Splendour organisers say restrictions and border closures made it impossible to stage the event in July

Splendour in the Grass organisers say ongoing restrictions and border closures have made it impossible to stage the event in July.
Splendour in the Grass organisers say ongoing restrictions and border closures have made it impossible to stage the event in July.

Splendour in the Grass 2021 has rescheduled this year's festival from it's usual date in July to November 19-21.

"We had so hoped to bring you Splendour's 20th Anniversary edition this July but we can't stage the event that you know and love within the current restrictions and international border closures," said Splendour in the Grass co-founders Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco.

"Since March 2020, not a single festival in Australia has been able to run at full capacity and the industry is currently operating at a fraction of pre-Covid levels.

"Australia's live music industry is made up of many sole traders and small businesses alongside the larger tour and event promoters. In support of them all, we implore the government to provide some form of continued wage subsidy until the industry can once again operate at full capacity.

"And to the music loving public, when a tour or event is postponed we ask you to hold onto your tickets. This is the best way to support your favourite artist or event right now."

Organisers say headlines acts Gorillaz, The Strokes and Tyler, The Creator are all available for the new November dates.

Ticketholders can retain their tickets for the Splendour in November events. Pre-loved tickets are also available from Moshtix

Ticket holders who are not able to attend the new dates will be able to apply for a refund from 12.00pm today until Wednesday March 31.

Moshtix will be in touch with all account holders directly with more information.