The Ultimate Guide to Packing for Splendour in the Grass

Packing for Splendour can be tricky business.

Why do leave everything until the last minute?

I am leaving for Splendour first thing tomorrow and have so much to do, though I always have time to write a blog post right?
To help out my fellow festival goers I think yes!

If you’re like me and heading to Australia‘s Iconic 3 day festival, Splendour in the Grass, you currently will be packing and going through your checklist of festival lifesavers! Or maybe your not like me and you know, are some-what organised and have already packed! Whatever the case, skim through this checklist and have a geez at what I’ll be wearing during the splendid weekend!

Guys the forecast for the weekend predicts sunshine! That is good news for my planned outfits! If it does decide to pour down on us dancing folk, I have my handy gumboots! Here are the rest of the essentials I’m currently trying to fit in my carry on!

Related: Ultimate Bucketlist for Australia

Although I haven’t camped at Splendour in the Grass, I have camped at multiple other festivals including Lost Paradise and Glastonbury. Don’t get me wrong it’s an amazing experience to have but once you have done it a couple of times the novelty wears off.

In my opinion, renting an Airbnb with all your friends is the way to go! You get a comfy much-needed sleep after a long day, a nice shower, a place to cook a healthy meal and a full-length mirror!

Editors tip:
Make sure you organise yourself and book earlier as the Airbnb seems to get snapped out quite quickly.

Sign up to Air BnB with this link to save $55 AUD on your first booking!

You could also grab a couple of hotels room in the nearby suburbs like Gold Coast or Byron Bay.
See below for our recommendations

The Shack Byron Bay

Kiah 11 Beach House

Bay Lane Penthouse

 What to Pack for Splendour in the Grass

Sure the weather apps say clear skies but even the smallest downpour can create a muddy festival experience! A good pair of sturdy boots are a must! They will also protect your feet whilst you dance the night away!

2. Backpack

You need a super cool bag that will also hold all your Splendour stuff. Preferably one that will let you wipe the mud off and is somewhat waterproof. I also like it big enough to fit my camera in easily.

3.Portable Charger

If you’re like me you want to document this festival experience. You want all the mems. You’re going to be uploading real-time sing-a-longs to stories. Oh, and you need to access that Splendour App to see who is playing at the Amphitheatre next? You are going to run low on battery. Now you could line up at one of those booths or you could pack a portable charger and not take a minute away from the good vibes and dancing!

4. Wet-ones

Festivals are a filthy business. Often they are in a dusty field, pack some wet wipes to refresh. They might also come in handy when they run out of toilet paper by midday.

5. Festival Outfits

6. Good Vibes

7. Electrolytes

8. Splendour App

9. Eco-friendly Glitter

10. Ticket and ID

If you only remember one thing on this list make it your Splendour ticket and ID.

‘No ticket, no play’.

11. Ear Plugs

12. Reusable Water Bottle

ONE MILLION plastic bottles are bought EVERY MINUTE around the world — and that number will top half a TRILLION by 2021. Less than half of those bottles end up getting recycled.[7]

Along with the above staggering fact, bottled water is also impacting our health! Bottled water brands have poured millions into convincing us that their water is the healthiest, safest option. Yet recent research has revealed that bottled water is subject to far fewer safety tests than tap water, and is much more likely to be contaminated or cause infection.

13. Festival Sunnies

14. Good Jacket

15. Reusable Rain Poncho

Packing for Splendour isn’t complete without a rain poncho. 9/10 it rains at Splendour. Sometimes it’s only for a minute (YAY) and sometimes you will end up dancing in the rain and mud which you will learn to embrace and love so also YAY.

Don’t forget to pack a sturdy reusable rain poncho! I opt for a higher quality one that can protect my backpack that has my camera in it. I’m also not about single-use plastic so buying a better quality one means you will be able to use it again.

15. Camping Gear (optional)

9/10 it rains at Splendour. Sometimes it’s only for a minute (YAY) and sometimes you will end up dancing in the rain and mud which you will learn to embrace and love so also YAY.

Don’t forget to pack a sturdy reusable rain poncho! I opt for a higher quality one that can protect my backpack that has my camera in it. I’m also not about single-use plastic so buying a better quality one means you will be able to use it again.

16. Face Mist

9/10 it rains at Splendour. Sometimes it’s only for a minute (YAY) and sometimes you will end up dancing in the rain and mud which you will learn to embrace and love so also YAY.

Don’t forget to pack a sturdy reusable rain poncho! I opt for a higher quality one that can protect my backpack that has my camera in it. I’m also not about single-use plastic so buying a better quality one means you will be able to use it again.

16. Medical

Nothing extravagant. Just the essentials.

  • Bandaids usually for blisters
  • Panadol for when the early hangover kicks as a result of day drinking

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