Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Get Ready to Rock

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Get Ready to Rock

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Byline: Christian Morrow news@byronnews.com.au

UNDER threatening skies the first of approximately 15,000 campers began arriving on Thursday at the new Splendour in the Grass site at North Byron Parklands.

Cars wound their way along the newly made roads toward the festival reception while festival staff buzzed to and fro in buggies checking last min- ute details.

Underfoot the ground was still a little squelchy in places from recent rain but was dry on the surface thanks to the loads of bark chip and roadbase that had been spread liberally over potential trouble spots.

Sarah Robinson and Shane Kelsey from the Gold Coast got in early this year and reckon they have scored the best camping spot on site.

"We are right next to the tepees and are high enough to be safe from any rain," said Ms Robinson.

"We also left all our expensive smartphones and tablets at home and bought some cheap pre-paid phones that we can afford to lose or get wet. …

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