Splendour a Festival for Fashionistas

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BRISBANE retailers are running low on gumboots ahead of the three-day Splendour in the Grass festival, which starts near Byron Bay today.

Online retailers such as The Iconic are still selling coveted pairs for up to $220, although stock levels are low for classic Hunter gumboots, a favourite among celebs such as Kate Moss.

Retailers say other festival “must-haves”, including wide-brimmed hats and ’70s-style ponchos, are selling fast. West End boutique owner Katy Stoole said denim jackets, jeans, plaid shirts, ponchos and kimonos had been hot items.

Organisers have warned festival-goers to be prepared for wet weather and cold nights but a line-up including Mark Ronson, Florence and the Machine, and Blur will stoke the fire for fans.

The Rubens, Death Cab For Cutie and Of Monsters and Men will join Brizzy acts Eves The Behavior and The Grates and fellow Aussies Boy & Bear. Pond, The Dandy Warhols and The Wombats will also make appearances.

If you need something a little more low-key during the day, Tony Jones will host a special Q&A at the forum from 2.30pm.

Sunday might be a day of rest for most people, but at Splendour in the Grass it’s one of the biggest days of the festival with 107 performances, forums, events and activities to choose from.

Locals Last Dinosaurs will be a highlight early, while Megan Washington is the perfect choice to kick off the evening.

The whole festival is basically a lead-up to headliners Blur, who are on at 10pm.

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