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Splore 2020 in pictures

What does the festival look like in its 21st year?

Splore 2020 in pictures

Feb 26, 2020 What's On

Splore, the mindful, family-friendly music festival in Tapapakanga Regional Park, has been running for 21 years. Metro was there to take photos, soak up the atmosphere and try a bunch of the food on offer.

A pink-clad gorup of festival-goers. Photo: Alex Blackwood
A pink-clad gorup of festival-goers. Photo: Alex Blackwood

Every Splore, punters go hard out with their costumes, playing on the year’s theme – this year’s was Infinity. 

The Lucky Star stage area. Photo: Alex Blackwood.
The Lucky Star stage area. Photo: Alex Blackwood.

Last year, Splore diverted 70% of their waste from landfills and this year the festival organisers hope to push those numbers up to 80%.

Children using hula hoops in the shade at Splore. Photo: Alex Blackwood.
Children using hula hoops in the shade at Splore. Photo: Alex Blackwood.

Looking around at Splore, you’ll note not only an abundance of kids, but tonnes of activities for them to enjoy. It makes for a fun dynamic where parents are more relaxed that their kids are occupied, and we suspect the attendees without children are better-behaved thanks to the presence of children.

Kids enjoying the bouncy waterslide (We may or may not have had a go too). Photo: Alex Blackwood.
Kids enjoying the bouncy waterslide (We may or may not have had a go too). Photo: Alex Blackwood.

The beach front Crystal Palace stage. Photos: Alex Blackwood.
The beach front Crystal Palace stage. Photos: Alex Blackwood.

Attendees heading down to the beach as the sun sets. Photo: Alex Blackwood.
Attendees heading down to the beach as the sun sets. Photo: Alex Blackwood.

Photo: Alex Blackwood
Photo: Alex Blackwood

Festival-goers with boats in the background. Photo: Alex Blackwood
Festival-goers with boats in the background. Photo: Alex Blackwood

Splore’s 39 food truck options are chosen with a focus on fair trade, free-range and organic options which cater to every dietary requirement. Here are a few of our favourites:

Lango's Hungarian fried bread puff. Photo: Alex Blackwood.
Lango’s Hungarian fried bread puff. Photo: Alex Blackwood.

A meal from One Love, a truck serving only gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian meals. Photo: Alex Blackwood.
A meal from One Love, a truck serving only gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian meals. Photo: Alex Blackwood.

A Hakari Kai Kart mussel fritter on white bread. Photo: Alex Blackwood
A Hakari Kai Kart mussel fritter on white bread. Photo: Alex Blackwood

Felafel Bro's crispy, hot churros with rich dark chocolate sauce. Photo: Alex Blackwood.
Felafel Bro’s crispy, hot churros with rich dark chocolate sauce. Photo: Alex Blackwood.

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