Splendour to go family-friendly

MORE THAN MUSIC: The craft area at Splendour in the Grass 2014 provided a space for families to get together and have fun.
MORE THAN MUSIC: The craft area at Splendour in the Grass 2014 provided a space for families to get together and have fun. Marc Stapelberg

FAMILY-friendly spaces are some of the changes to Splendour in the Grass 2015, with a line up focused on broadening the festival's appeal.

Festival organisers announced yesterday the arrival of The Meadow.

"In 2015, Splendour is reconfiguring the onsite campgrounds to include The Meadow, a family friendly camping zone where you can set up your kit with your kids, surrounded by other young families," organisers said.

"In addition to this, our festival for the littlest punters, Little Splendour, will be going totally ham this year with a tipi area for parents and babies, mega sandpit, music garden, a story telling tipi with character visits from fairies, pirates and princesses, littlies' jumping castle and an art and craft zone called the Artie Fartie Partie.


"The bigger kids will also be kept busy with a climbing wall, ropes course, sports and games, a jumping castle and giant board games".

Entrance to Little Splendour will be restricted to children under 15 years of age, but that's OK because, if you are over 16, chances are you will be there for the music.

English rock band Blur will headline Splendour 2015.

The band will be releasing their first album in twelve years, The Magic Whip, on April 27.

Florence and The Machine will also perform music from their upcoming album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, to be released in May 29.

Some interesting Australian inclusions to the line up are Xavier Rudd and the United Nations, vintage blues crooner C.W. Stoneking and electro-pop musician Paul Mac.

The announcement also includes Australian alternative 1980s rock band The Church.

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