Tips for aspiring writers heading to Splendour

14 Jul

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By Jordyn Gray, Bond University Journalism Student

Entrepreneurial music journalist Will Taylor has tips for aspiring writers heading to Splendour in the Grass at Byron Bay next week.

Bond Journalism student Will Taylor last year overed the event for his blogging website, WLCT Media.

“I love the event and the great musicians it attracts as Australia’s number one music festival, as such I thought it would be good fun to write about Splendour seeing as I would be attending the event,” he said.

“Going as an 18-year-old last year I was able to see all Splendour had to offer.”

Will decided to attend the event as a fan to gain the raw experience of the music festival from a fan’s perspective.

“From the smaller tents to the Tipi forest, the Smirnoff tent to the Amphitheatre, Splendour is just a high-quality entertainment event,” he said.

“Writing about my experiences was really cool as I got to reflect on the memories that I had made and the moments that made my experience so rewarding.”

Young journalists with a credible writing background are able to apply for media accreditation through the Splendour website, which offers them the opportunity to get up close and personal with the festival.

This year’s Splendour line-up includes big names such as The XX, R.L Grime, Haim, Banks and popular Australian musicians such as Vance Joy and Tash Sultana.

Bond University student David Waters will be going to the festival for his second time and said he was really looking forward to attending.

“I think it’s going to be a really exciting weekend, as once again Splendour has been able to get a great mix of Australian and international musicians for the festival,” he said.

“I’ll admit last year’s line-up was much more impressive with the likes of Flume and Duke Dumont playing, but hopefully it’ll still be a really good weekend”.

Splendour in the Grass starts on July 20 and will run until July 23.

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