The announcement was bound to come sooner or later.
Splendour in the Grass has announced today that they will move the 20th Anniversary event forward to July 2021, after originally rescheduling the event to October 2020 following the federal government’s ban on public gatherings earlier this year.
“We have been monitoring the situation closely for the past few months and while Australia is now moving into the recovery phase, there is no timeline yet around the opening of international borders,” Splendour in the Grass Co-Producers Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco revealed in a statement.
“As a result, and with our audience interests front and centre, we must announce the reschedule to 2021 now. We intend to rebook as many of the 2020 artists as possible and we have started to work through that process.”
The festival, which was originally scheduled to take place in July this year with a lineup that included the likes of Flume, The Strokes and Tyler the Creator, is encouraging punters to retain their tickets for next years event, with all 2020 tickets valid the 2021 edition.
Ticket holders who are not able to attend the new dates will be able to apply for a refund, while those on the waitlist, pre-loved tickets will be released for an exclusive presale window from 12pm AEST Thursday 11 June to 11:59pm AEST Friday 12 June 2020, or until the allocation is exhausted.
The general ticket release will be available from Moshtix on Monday 15 June at 12pm AEST.
Head to the Splendour In The Grass website for more information.
This article originally appeared on Forte.