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ENSCHWAY

'Enschway' the 18 year old beat maker from Sydney creates a sound although unique, borrows influence from artists of the like such as Flume, GRMM, Renz, Saturn and Just a Gent.

       

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DREWBOY & THE SAX ADDICTS

Drewboy and the Sax Addicts are an awesome 4 piece band from Tropical North Queensland. Drewboy shredding the guitar and vocals, Matt blowing the sax, Tanya slappin’ da bass and Gus smashing the drums.

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WILL ANDERSON

Will Anderson is not a middle aged Aussie comedian, he's an equally talented 19 year old musician who blends modern production with smooth vocals, didgeridoos, guitar and percussion to create a soulful one of a kind sound. His debut single "Notions" presents a clever mix of acoustic and electronic instruments and was written about shaping your own path.

       

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SACHI

Nick and Will met at primary school in Auckland, New Zealand and played in indie rock bands together throughout their schooling years. As they grew and their tastes developed, they both stumbled upon Ableton and started writing together with a shared love of fun electronic music, and thus SACHI was born. They released their debut EP 'Lunch With Bianca' in July 2016 featuring singles 'No More' and 'Hold On', and have been playing festivals and club shows around New Zealand and Australia since.

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WILLOW BEATS

In the ever-evolving electronic music industry, young Melbourne duo Willow Beats has commanded a lot of unexpected attention with their other-worldly tunes. The uncle-niece partnership of Narayana Johnson and Kalyani Mumtaz, have risen pretty quickly from making bedroom beats to launching their EP and playing festival sets.

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OCEAN ALLEY

2016 was when Ocean Alley really made people sit up and pay attention. The band toured Australia and New Zealand twice, selling out shows across both countries in support of their debut album Lost Tropics. They also made their innaugural visit to Europe, playing in excess of 40 shows across a multitude of countries including the UK, Netherlands & Germany.

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J-EL

Born and bred on the Gold Coast, Josh has been sitting on the sideline analyzing and plotting. His induction into the music scene was in 2014 where he featured on 3 tracks of RUKA’s “Crue Tape” début mixtape. This accompanied with his insane stage presence has left people asking when it was his turn to begin producing solo music

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GRETA STANLEY

With no shortage of guitar-strumming, poetry-spouting, husky-voiced artists populating the indie scene, you may well ask why Greta Stanley is worth your time. Thankfully, her debut EP provides a more than satisfactory answer. You'll hear echoes of Passenger, Angus and Julia Stone and Kate Miller-Heidke here; but not so much that Stanley becomes notable by virtue of favourable comparison alone.

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FAURÉ

Fauré is the brainchild of the technically proficient and extremely versatile producer and DJ Lachlan Scott McDiarmid. With over 500 hours of club nights under his belt and a production career already spanning 8 years, Fauré has more experience and a wealth of knowledge that is second to none both behind the decks and in the studio.

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BRITISH INDIA

British India are an Australian indie rock band, formed in Melbourne in 2004. The band comprises lead vocalist, lyricist and guitarist Declan Melia, guitarist Nic Wilson, bassist Will Drummond and drummer Matt O'Gorman. They have released five studio albums

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EKALI

Ekali is a Canadian instrumentalist and producer from Vancouver, BC. He started making electronic music in 2014, and since has been making big waves in the electronic community; from his visceral, captivating original work and collaborations to his thundering club remixes.

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WHAT SO NOT

What So Not is an electronic music project by Australian record producer Emoh Instead (Chris Emerson), and formerly a duo with record producer Flume. What So Not has toured the world, playing in various festivals, including Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival, Pukkelpop, Ultra Music Festival and Lollapalooza.

       

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ALLDAY

Tom Gaynor (born 21 February 1991), better known by his stage name Allday, is an Australian rapper from Adelaide, South Australia. Allday became active in 2011, when Gaynor began uploading his music for free online. Following his works becoming increasingly popular, he moved to Melbourne to pursue a serious career although, as of February 2017, he is now based in Los Angeles, California

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PEKING DUK

Peking Duk are an Australian electronic music duo made up of disc jockeys and music producers Adam Hyde and Reuben Styles.The pair first garnered attention in 2012 with the release of a Passion Pit bootleg remix. Their biggest hit "High" reached 5 on the ARIA Singles Chart, achieved a triple platinum certification and won the ARIA Award for Best Dance Release with music producer James Wilton Best Dance Release at the ARIA Music Awards of 2014.

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The Grass is Greener 2017

About the festival

In April 2016, The Grass is Greener delivered Cairns some of the best of Australia’s talent in a brand new and exciting boutique music festival. Last October we decided to do it all over again, but this time we added another leg of the festival in Mackay.

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PEKING DUK

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ALL DAY

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WHAT SO NOT

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BRITISH INDIA

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ENSCHWAY

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EKALI

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OCEAN ALLEY

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GRETA STANLEY

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DREWBOY & THE SAX ADDICTS

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

When do tickets go on sale?

Exclusive pre-sale tickets will be made available to loyal grass goers who sign up here and will be available June 21st. General public sales will be made available June 26th.

HOW MUCH ARE TICKETS?

WHAT ARE THE RUNNING TIMES?

Our festival will run from 12pm - 10pm

HOW CAN I BUY A TICKET?

We will tell you all about where you can buy tickets soon. Please make sure you only purchase tickets through verified channels. We will be sure to make it clear who our ticketing partners are.

WHERE ARE THE FESTIVALS HELD?

The Cairns part of our festival will be held on the 14th of October @ Cairns Showground/a> (Mulgrave Road, Cairns City QLD 4870)

The Mackay section of our festival will be held on the 21st of October @ Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens (9 Lagoon ST, West Mackay QLD 4740)

HOW DOES THE PRE-SALE WORK?

We want to make sure our fans get a solid chance to obtain a ticket to our event. So we make an allocation available to loyal grass goers who signed up to our newsletter here.We will send out a pre-sale code to everyone who subscribed so you can secure your ticket in the pre-sale. You can use this code to purchase your ticket to Grass 2017 during the pre-sale period.

HOW DOES GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS WORK?

There will be three releases of tickets after the Pre Sale. First Release, Second Release, Final Release. The earlier you get your ticket the cheaper it will be.

IS THE GRASS IS GREENER ALL AGES?

It sure is, but (there’s always a but) anyone under the age of 15 attending The Grass Is Greener must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult. We want everyone at TGIG to be safe, especially our under 18s. That’s why we have an Underage Policy in
place, which forms part of our Conditions of Entry. This policy applies to both the event and campground areas and is consistent with several other events around the country. Here’s the break down:

•   All minors under 15 MUST be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult at all times, in and around the festival. All minors under 15 must be accompanied at the entry gates (or they will be refused entry).

•   A parent or responsible adult may accompany a maximum of 3 patrons under the age of 15.

•   It is the responsibility of the parent/nominated adult to ensure that all youth patrons in their care follow instructions issued by festival staff and displayed by all permanent and temporary festival signage.

•   16 and 17 year olds DO NOT need to be accompanied by a parent or nominated adult.

•   Patrons under the age of 18 must not engage in any illegal or disruptive activities whilst on site. This includes underage drinking, use of illicit substances or any generally disruptive behaviour.

•   Any breach of these conditions may result in the eviction of the parent/responsible adult, and all accompanying minors, from the festival site.

•   While it is not our preference for an 18 year old to be accountable for minors at the festival or in the campground, in the eyes of the law an 18 year old is classified as an adult. 

If you’re an adult planning to accompany minors
at TGIG, please ask yourself the following questions:

1.     Can I moderate my alcohol intake so I can responsibly take care of any minors in my care? 

2.     Can I still enjoy TGIG with minors in tow?

•   If you answered ‘no’ to either question you might need to rethink whether you should be responsible for minors at TGIG.

•   Responsible adults with minors in their care should note that they are unauthorised to enter bars or licensed onsite areas while accompanying minors.

•   Anyone considering being a nominated adult,responsible for minors, should consider this responsibility very
carefully.

•   The festival may require adults and minors to sign an "Accompanied Minor Form",so we have details recorded in the case of an incident.

•   Under-18s who don’t have a driver's license (Learner's Permit) or a current, valid passport, should provide a copy of their
birth certificate PLUS one of the following:
◦            Student ID card
◦            Bus pass
◦            Bank account statement in your name

ARE UNDER 18s ALLOWED INTO BARS OR LICENSED AREAS

Absolutely not! Any minors found in these areas, will be evicted from TGIG and may face prosecution. Under-18s cannot enter these areas, even if accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult.

WHAT AGE DOES DOES A 'RESPONSIBLE ADULT' HAVE TO BE?

Technically, an adult is anyone aged over 18, but we’d prefer you to be a more seasoned (translation: older) adult if you’re going to be accountable for minors in and around the festival. Being a nominated adult is a big responsibility, so think carefully
before committing. As a nominated adult you’re responsible for the behaviour of all minors in your care. Remember, there are strict laws concerning underage drinking.Any minors caught drinking, or any adult caught supplying alcohol to minors, will be evicted from the TGIG and face police prosecution.

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