Splendour announces online festival in July

Patrons of Splendour XR will be able build their virtual selves and move through an 'imaginatively embellished but faithful recreation' of Splendour's venue at North Byron Parklands.
Patrons of Splendour XR will be able build their virtual selves and move through an 'imaginatively embellished but faithful recreation' of Splendour's venue at North Byron Parklands.

Splendour in the Grass has announced Splendour XR, a virtual edition of the annual festival on July 24- 25.

Ticket holders will be able to build their virtual selves and move through an 'imaginatively embellished but faithful recreation of Splendour's Yelgun venue.

"And just like Splendour IRL (in real life), you'll create your own schedule, travel from stage to stage to watch your favourite artists and all while virtually meeting up and partying with your mates along the way," organisers say.

More than 50 artists will perform across Splendour XR's stages including Khalid, Tash Sultana, The Killers , Vance Joy and Ocean Alley.

Splendour XR has been created in collaboration with San Francisco based platform developers Sansar, the world market leaders in social virtual reality.

"Working with Splendour we have been challenged to go above and beyond anything we've done before. This is going to be the most impressive virtual live event that the consumer market has ever seen, and we can say that with absolute confidence" said Sansar's Pouyan Afkary.

Alongside the music, art and festival feels, XR will also hone in on some more serious topics, like raising funds for live music industry workers, mental health and wellbeing, and sustainability.

Splendour XR will include an online medical centre to assist any patrons who are struggling with their mental health in this Covid world.

"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 also to new audiences around the globe." said Splendour in the Grass Co-producers Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco.

Tickets are available from $19.99 per day and existing Splendour in the Grass IRL ticket holders receive $2.50 off early bird purchase.

The IRL version of Splendour is scheduled for November 19-21.