Splendour in the Grass, Australia

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Growing up in South Florida, there’re always music festivals going on – the most famous being Ultra Music Festival. I’ve never been one for music festivals: too hectic, too crowded and too hot. Or so I thought until I attended Splendour in the Grass – a unique music festival in hippie central: Byron Bay, Australia.

Splendour is three days in July of nonstop AWESOMENESS. The ultimate headliner was Outkast – where my inner middle school girl came out in full action. There were trance raves in the Tipi Forest, rap battles with Hilltop Hoods, mellowed out performances by Vance Joy, boogy-downs at Rufus and everything in between. One second, I’m sprawled out on the lawn listening to Angus & Julia Stone, then the next I’m jumping up and down at the VIP Bar to Motez.

Splendour in the Grass

It was laid back, happy and groovy. No matter what your style is, there was something to suit everyone. The festival showed me that with the right crowd and the right atmosphere anything is possible.

And it’s not just about the music – it’s a cultural experience. There’s yoga, meditation, arts and crafts, ethnic food-trucks and political talks. As you can probably guess there was a wide variety of people attending, but that’s what made it so awesome. I dressed in full hippie uniform, and really went all out.

Between the beach, the insane musical acts and the vibes, I fell in love with Australia that weekend.

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