Splendour in the Grass 2012live wrap-up
Wed 1st Aug, 2012 in Features
With the last of the Splendour dirt removed from our boots and ears (how did it get in there anyway?) it’s time to look back on another huge weekend of music, madness, and mud. FasterLouder slogged through Belongil Fields to bring you all the action with reviews, amazing photos and live updates from the festival.
Day One – Jack White, At the Drive-In and more
With Splendour in the Grass back in its spiritual homeland of Byron Bay, the first day of action should have been a day of beachside festivities as the punters made the short trip up the road from the shoreline to the festival stages. No one really expected to be spending the day surfing through mud and being assaulted by hail; but then who really cares about a torrential deluge on a day when you get a dueling set from Jack White and the return of At The Drive-In?
Day Two – Bloc Party, Lana Del Rey and more
Something glorious happened on Day Two of Splendour in the Grass with the ‘homecoming’ show from Bloc Party and a stunning performance from Lana Del Rey. Last Dinosaurs and Friends delivered clear pop while Mudhoney, Tame Impala and Dirty Three added an extra layer of dirt (and psychedelics) to the festival fields.
Day Three – Smashing Pumpkins, Azealia Banks and more
According to Billy Corgan “A festival can be, and should be, a celebration of a communal moment” and the final day of Splendour in the Grass for 2012 featured plenty of those memorable moments that brought the crowd together as one. Even if that moment was very brief… we’re looking at you Azealia (even if you did apologise)
Photos by Leah Robertson and Elleni Toumpas.
Words by Darren Levin, Sarah Smith, Tom Mann, Melanie Mahony and Tim Duggan.
Additional information by, Jade Davis, Jake Newell and Max Gent.
Head to the next page for the best of the weekend’s live updates.