On the first day of Splendour, the energy was running high as eager festivalgoers streamed into North Byron Parklands, ready for the three-day bender to come. Adorned in on-trend neon green snakeskin, golden brown leopard print, flowing boho dresses and glitter galore, punters strutted through the grounds and filtered off in smaller groups to various stages.
Kicking off the day - and the festival - was local Byron resident Tones and I, who performed with wholesome and excited energy to an impressive crowd in the amphitheatre. Later in the day, the same stage was host to 2000s-throwback band Wolfmother, who played to a happily surprised crowd who came for "Joker and the Thief" and stayed for the authentic rocker attitude. On the side stage, Odette was a highlight, singing and dancing around the stage in obvious delight and invigorating the audience with her crystal clear vocals. Meg Mac was equally pitch perfect as she floated around the same stage an hour later. Heading back into the amphitheatre for the final two acts of the night saw what looked like nearly all of the 40,000+ festivalgoers packed tightly in and rocking out to the high and eclectic energy of Foals, and blissing out to the psychedelic visuals and tunes of Fremantle's Tame Impala.