Peking Duk the best dish of Splendour Friday

FANS: The audience during Peking Duk's show.
FANS: The audience during Peking Duk's show. Justin Ma

AUSTRALIAN producers and DJs Peking Duk were the artists loved the most by punters on the first day of Splendour in the Grass 2015.

Or should we call it Splendour in the mud?

Thousands of punters, musician, workers and volunteers arrived at North Byron Parklands in Yelgun for the festival.

The rain on Thursday made the terrain very muddy but punters enjoyed no deluges during the day.

San Cisco started the official music line up earlier at the Amphitheatre in front of thousand who danced and sang their hits.

Then it was the time of The Rubens, who saw a punter bring out an inflatable boat and 'sail' the crowds they were performing for.

Client Liaison on stage at Splendour 2015.
Client Liaison on stage at Splendour 2015. Justin Ma

And then, at around 9pm, the rain started.

Pretty young girls dressed in short shorts, small tops and felt hats turned into slugs.

Handsome young princes in tank tops and shorts turned into frogs.

It rained so hard for so long that people seating outside in the VIP bar actually noticed and moved in.

Thousand congregated at the Mix Up Tent to enjoy Peking Duk and their hits.

People danced by the thousands under the rain after the tent could not include more people.

At around 11pm some cold wind dampened the VIP bar to the point that some drinks were protected from the elements.

Punters still braved the rain to see American artist and producer Mark Ronson close the night with a long list of guest singers.



  • The Dandy Wharhols, The Wombats, Florence and the Machine at the Amphitheatre from 7.45pm until midnight.
  • Shantan Wantan Ichiban, Elliphant, Safia, Azealia Banks and Flight Facilities at the Mix Up Stage from 1pm.
  • Hayden James at the Tiny Dancer Stage from 8.30pm.
  • Art of Sleeping, The Church and Boy and Bear at Gw McLennan Tent from 1.45pm.
  • Spaghetti Circus at the Tipi Forest at 2pm.
  • Salsa Reggaeton Dance Off at the Global Village.
  • Women of Letters (10am), First Dog on the Moon (noon) and Q&A with Tony Jones (2.30pm) at the Forum.
  • Frankie Lemon at You C*nt Stop the Music from midnight.
  • Vanderaa at 1pm at the Buskers Stage.


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