Days out from the start of Australia's favourite mid year musical sabbatical, overnight news broke that London Grammar are no longer able to make it to Australia for the 2014 event.
We send Hannah our best and hope she's fighting fit again very soon. London Grammar sent the following statement to their fans...
"It's with great sadness that we must announce the cancellation of our trip to Australia & Splendour in the Grass this week due to illness. This is an incredibly sad situation for us as our last visit was one of the most memorable of our careers, but we do not feel that we can currently deliver the level of performance that you all deserve from us. Our fans in Australia have been hugely supportive of our music since the very beginning, and it pains us to have to disappoint any of you. We are going to do everything we can to make sure we are back down under as soon as possible and will reschedule our Sydney & Melbourne shows and give you more details very shortly."
Enter THE PRESETS!
Their groundbreaking releases Apocalypso and Pacifica took electronic music to the mainstream and The Presets around the globe! Their new single No Fun is triple j's most played track of the past two weeks and with a mind bending world first six-sided video, The Presets 2014 are - true to form - artists pushing boundaries and operating on the front foot!
The Presets will play the Amphitheatre on Friday from 7.15 - 8.15pm.
Splendour In The Grass Co-producers Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco had this to say...
"We're sorry to report that Hannah from London Grammar has been taken ill, after cancelling T In The Park we hoped she would recover in time for Splendour but unfortunately has not. It's been quite a challenge finding a suitable replacement at such short notice but we are pleased to announce The Presets have come to the rescue and will play at Splendour this Friday. "
Whilst beyond our control we are personally very disappointed with the last minute line-up changes but we are thankful for the support from Foals and The Presets stepping up in lightening speed. Here's to a great show!"
For those who purchased a single day ticket particularly to see London Grammar, refunds for Friday 25 July single day tickets only will be available from Moshtix until 5pm Wednesday 23 July. More info about refunds here.
The ticket resale facility to PURCHASE tickets for Splendour in the Grass has been extended now until midnight Wednesday 23 July.
TICKET RE-SALE FACILITY
You can make a purchase (subject to supply) until midnight, Wednesday 23 July.
moshtix.com.au or phone 1300 GET TIX (438 849)
3 Day Event Tickets - $355* + booking fees
Gains entry to the event site on Thursday as well as Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Single Day Tickets - $149* + booking fees
Onsite Camping Tickets - $99 + booking fees
* you have the option to offset your carbon emissions for $3 per ticket
A lot of work was directed at traffic management after the first event at North Byron Parklands last year. These efforts were put into action at Falls Festival in January and the result was smooth entry and exit and no traffic congestion.
To further manage traffic and create a greener event, we will again be implementing a car pass system that will encourage carpooling. Car Passes are ON SALE NOW through moshtix.com.au or phone 1300 GET TIX (438 849).
MORE INFO ABOUT CAR PASSES, INCLUDING PRICES, HERE
Shuttle services will run between surrounding locations including Byron Bay, Brunswick Heads and North Byron Parklands. Head to splendourinthegrass.com for all the up to date bus schedule information.
Proudly supported by triple j, Channel V and in partnership with Climate Friendly.