Last week, Splendour dropped their mammoth 2018 lineup, featuring some of music’s biggest names, such as Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, Vampire Weekend, Gang Of Youths, and heaps more. Now here we are, a week later, gearing up to buy actual Splendour In The Grass tickets.
Those of you who have purchased tickets to this notoriously fast-selling festival before, know it can be extremely stressful. The key is to get your shit together the night before tickets go on sale.
We’re here to help solve all your Splendour ticket drama before tickets go on sale tomorrow morning. You’re welcome.
How many tickets will I need?
This seems like a no-brainer. Apparently it isn’t. Before you go jumping onto Splendour’s website, you need to confirm who you’re buying tickets for (if anyone).
Two years ago, I went online to purchase my ticket – got it – and then realised I was meant to buy my mates ticket as well. By the time I went back on, all tickets had sold out. How much of a dickhead am I?
Save yourself the guilt of ruining someone’s year, and get across this. It’s important. Tickets are non-transferrable too, so you get one shot. Don’t fuck it.
Ok, so once you’ve established who you’re buying tickets for, you need to establish which tickets you need to buy.
There’s a few different options:
3 Day Event Ticket – This’ll set you back $399 per person + booking fees (my recommendation).
1 Day Event (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) – This’ll cost you $179 per person + booking fees.
So you’ve gotta ask yourself… Do I want to go for the entire weekend, or just one day? If you really just want to see Henry Rollins, maybe just grab a Friday ticket. But if you’re in it for the long haul… go the full three days. Here’s the list of who’s playing on what day.
This is a common mistake. People go online, purchase their festival tickets, and forget about the camping ticket. I cannot stress this enough: if you’re getting three day festival tickets, camping is not included!
And yes, these tickets sell out insanely fast as well.
5 nights camping will cost you $129 per person.
Payment can only be made by Visa Checkout, Visa, Mastercard & PayPal – so don’t be calling up trying to pay by cheque and then get all upset that the world’s evolved past your ancient ass.
What’s all this Visa Checkout business?
If you want to try your luck scoring tickets a day early (tomorrow morning), your best bet is sign up to Visa Checkout. It’s pretty bloody easy as well. Just head over here, sign up, and Bob’s your uncle – you’ve got access to a special pre-sale.
There it is, folks. Good luck.
Visa Checkout Pre-sale – 9:00am Wednesday April 18th
General Public release – 9:00am Thursday April 19th
Available through Moshtix.
Check out the full lineup here.