With the 20th Splendour in the Grass now behind us, we look back on the 10 best moments of the weekend that was.
1. The Chats calling out NSW Police
Every cop in the Amphitheatre shuffled awkwardly when The Chats frontman Eamon Sandwith told them how he really felt – and the roaring crowd with their middle fingers raised seemed to second the sentiment.
2. The Jungle Giants bringing out Sycco for “Treat You Right”
The surprise feature happened just after their first track and was definitely a welcome addition to the set – they never missed a beat!
3. Oliver Tree bringing out What So Not for “Mr. Regular”
An unexpected collab and probably the best, you could hear the crowd and heavy beats from the bars and food stalls way behind the stage – and he wasn’t even on the lineup.
4. Violent Soho ending with “Covered in Chrome”
It was an emotional set for the packed audience who may never see the boys play again, and hearing thousands of fans scream ‘yeah yeah yeah’ was an absolute vibe.
5. Chillinit throwing a $2500 jacket to the crowd
As ludicrous as it seems, the rap juggernaut began his set by offering out the eye-wateringly priced coat for some reason – as well as a super-expensive singlet.
6. G Flip’s drum cover medley – with one arm in a cast
From Kate Bush and Phil Collins to Blink-182 and The Killers, their one-handed mashup of huge singalongs had everyone dancing and cheering.
7. G Flip shouting out their entire family
On this list twice for good reason, G Flip making their second Splendour appearance a family affair was so freakin’ wholesome. Dad and his friend were on stage, while Mum and Sis were in the front row with Nanna listening in live on triple j.
8. Julia Stone bringing out Angus for “Chateau”
The crowd at the GW McLennan tent doubled when Angus Stone joined Julia for their fan-favourite hit – and boy, was it good.
9. The whole Amphitheatre singing the chorus of “Wonderwall” to Liam Gallagher
Watching on in wonder, the Oasis brother let the crowd belt the iconic track’s hook along with the band after demanding it from the beginning of the set.
10. Tyler, The Creator naming every surrounding city
The rap star obviously loves Australia – or did his homework. He took the time to call out every state’s capital and praise Byron Bay for their loyalty to deafening cheers.
Most of all, the best moments of the three-day festival were the ones between punters. Making new friends and having the time of their lives, the people turned out despite the terrible weather and made it one for the books.
Header image by Dylan Oxley