Update May 3, 12.30pm: MORE than $23,000 were fundraised yesterday by the Flood Relief Gold Passes auctions for Splendour in the Grass 2017.
Every single one of the 15 VIP passes sold in auction for over $1,000, with one package selling for $2,100, the biggest single bid of the day.
Today, another 15 passes are out to be auctioned, with every package already showing offers of $700 of above.
Reserve price for the items has been set at $500.
A total of 50 Flood Relief Gold Passes will be offered for auction by the end of Friday.
The three organisations that will be benefited by the fundraiser auction are the Mullumbimby & District Neighbourhood Centre Inc, the Lismore City Council Flood Appeal and the Tweed Mayor Appeal Fund.
Update May 2, 4pm: BIDS for more than $15,000 have already been submitted in the first day of Flood Relief Gold Passes auctions for Splendour in the Grass 2017.
The first 15 of a total of 50 passes went online at 10am this morning, and by 3.45pm today the sum of all the highest bids for each pass was $15,400.
The final amount of money raised during the first day of bidding will be known only after the auctions close at 8pm today.
Two of those VIP packages have attracted bids of $1,500.
All other packages show bids of around $800 and $900.
There will be a total of 50 VIP packages auctioned between today and Friday.
April 28: DID you miss on Splendour tickets and want to help those affected by the recent floods in the Northern Rivers? You still have a chance to do both.
Splendour in the Grass has announced that 50 special Flood Reflief Gold Passes will be auctioned via splendourinthegrass.com from Tuesday, May 2, to Friday, May 5.
These passes are not available to the general public except for this one time release.
100% of the net proceeds raised by the auction of these 50 x Flood Relief Gold Passes will be donated to the following flood appeals.
Splendour in the Grass co-producers Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco highlighted that it was just the day after Splendour announced its 2017 line-up that the Northern Rivers was devastated by flooding in the wake of ex-tropical Cyclone Debbie.
"While the flood waters have now subsided and the clean up is underway, the impact that this unprecedented weather event has had on communities across the Lismore, Byron and Tweed Shires is incalculable.
"Splendour is proud to call Northern NSW home and many of our event team live and operate businesses across the Lismore, Byron and Tweed Shires.
"It has been heartbreaking to see the flood damage on such a huge scale and also to hear so many stories of loss. We hope that this fundraising initiative will provide assistance to those who need it most," Ducrou and Piticco said.
How to get them
Flood Relief Gold Pass holders will mean enjoying Splendour in the Grass 2017 in style.
The passes will include access to Splendour's Gold Bar (VIP vibes), Amphitheatre side of stage viewing and also the Golden View Bar, overlooking all the main stage action.
The auction will run each day from 9am to 9pm, with a fresh batch of Flood Relief Gold Passes to be released each morning, each with a $500 reserve.
Auction winners will be advised each night.
These passes will be 18+ and for the event only.
They are also not transferable.
People interested will have to enter your full name (as on ID) and date of birth when they bid.
Onsite camping is no longer available but winners can check out other accommodation options.
Who will get the money
Splendour organisers confirmed that three organisation will be benefited by the fundraiser:
1. Byron Shire - Mullumbimby & District Neighbourhood Centre Inc.
Byron Shire Mayor Simon Richardson thanked the event organisers and staff for supporting the community.
"Times of crisis make us connect even more to our community. Businesses, council, organisations and the community become one in our actions and responses to our great challenges.
"I'm stoked to learn of our home grown festival and its staff adding to this response - especially for those in Byron's north who have been hit hard and largely forgotten so far by the Federal government. Good on ya Splendour," said Cr Richardson.
2. Lismore City Council Flood Appeal
"We are thrilled that Splendour in the Grass has come on board to help our flood appeal and our community," Lismore Mayor Isaac Smith said.
"The level of devastation left by this flood was unprecedented and it will take weeks and months for our city and our community to recover. The Lismore Flood Appeal funds will help those worst-affected by the natural disaster to get back on their feet and rebuild their lives."
3. Tweed Mayor Appeal Fund
"100% of funds raised by the Mayor Appeal Fund will be distributed to local residents and businesses affected by the floods - there are no administration fees" said Mayor of Tweed Katie Milne.
"We will be appointing an independent Committee, who will join me and Council's Internal Auditor, to review applications for assistance.
"The priority focus will be on those people and businesses who have limited access or options to insurance claims, funding or grants and due to this are more likely to slip through the gaps."
If you already have tickets for Splendour in the Grass 2017 but would like to make a donation you can find the information for that at splendourinthegrass.com
The Line Up
- The XX
- Queens Of The Stone Age
- Lcd Soundsystem
- Royal Blood
- Sigur Rós
- Schoolboy Q (only Aus Show)
- Vance Joy
- Two Door Cinema Club
- Peking Duk
- RL Grime
- Father John Misty
- Catfish And The Bottlemen
- Tash Sultana
- Paul Kelly
- King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard
- George Ezra
- Future Islands (only Aus Show)
- Bernard Fanning
- Dune Rats
- Cut Copy
- Meg Mac
- Rag'n'bone Man
- Lil Yachty
- San Cisco
- Client Liaison
- Real Estate
- Dan Sultan
- Vallis Alps
- D.d Dumbo
- Maggie Rogers
- Tove Lo
- Big Scary
- The Smith Street Band
- Oh Wonder
- A.B. Original
- Dope Lemon
- The Kite String Tangle
- Young Franco
- Julia Jacklin
- Amy Shark
- Luca Brasi
- The Lemon Twigs
- Vera Blue
- Bag Raiders
- Topaz Jones
- Middle Kids
- Ocean Grove
- Confidence Man
- Bishop Briggs
- Late Nite Tuff Guy
- Julien Baker
- Hockey Dad
- Kirin J Callinan
- Cosmo's Midnight
- Gretta Ray
- The Peep Tempel
- Tornado Wallace
- The Murlocs
- Luke Million
- The Wilson Pickers
- Good Boy
- Winston Surfshirt
- Set Mo
- Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda
- Nite Fleit
- Alice Ivy
- Willow Beats
- Willaris. K
- Triple J Unearthed Winners
Splendour In The Grass 2017 will be held from Friday, July 21 to Sunday, July 23, at North Byron Parklands, Tweed Valley Way, Wooyung (15 mins north of Byron Bay).