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Splendour In The Grass Says GTFO To Punters Hiring Sexist Camper Vans

Splendour In The Grass organisers have taken a stand against sexism by warning punters that camper vans spray-painted with misogynistic slogans won’t be welcome at this year’s event.

The now sold-out festival has posted a warning on its website, advising fans: “If you’re booking a campervan, please steer clear of sexist slogans! You know who you are. It’s 2016. Get with the program.”

And while Splendour hasn’t gone into any further detail, it’s believed they just might be alluding to popular van rental company Wicked Campers, who TBH have some pretty f’n cool designs. But said f ‘n cool designs are often – sadly – also mixed in with some trademark slogans including gross stuff like this:

And even grosser stuff like this:

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Always fun driving past that one with your 7-year-old sister in the backseat.

Back in 2014, Wicked Campers owner John Webb bowed to pressure from a public petition of over 100,000 signatures and conceded to “mak[e]a commitment over the coming six months to chang[e] slogans of an insensitive nature”.

But, as Questions For Us points out, there are still tonnes of vans on the road splashed with messages which could be considered sexist.

E.g. this one, which was snapped just last month.

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And Wicked Campers have apparently told FasterLouder that they’re “almost fully booked for Splendour”.

So whether organisers’ anti-sexism warning sticks remains to be seen.

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Anyway, in happier news, Splendour sideshows drop tomorrow!

Splendour 2016 Lineups: Day By Day

*indicates Splendour-only show

Friday 22 July

The Strokes*
The Avalances*
Violent Soho
Hermitude
Band of Horses
The 1975
Leon Bridges
The Kills
Years & Years
Illy
Peter, Bjorn & John
DMA’s
Hayden James
Jack Garratt
Motez
Emma Louise
Nothing But Thieves
Kacy Hill
Robert Forster (10 Years On)
Fat White Family
Total Giovanni
Methyl Ethel
High Tension
Roland Tings
Sampa the Great
The Wild Feathers
Lucy Cliche
Mall Grab
Dro Carey
World Champion
Nicole Millar
KLLO
Human Movement
Swick
Ribongia

Saturday 23 July

The Cure
At the Drive-In
Santigold
Matt Corby
Sticky Fingers
James Vincent McMorrow*
What So Not
Gang of Youths
Crystal Fighters
Ball Park Music
Snake Hips
Michael Kiwanuka
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard
Lido
Kim Churchill
Beach Slang
Boo Seeka
Spring King
Slum Sociable
LDRU
In Loving Memory of Szymon
Harts
Ngaiire
Montaigne
Opiuo
Dom Dolla
Paces
Running Touch
Dreller
Banoffee
Moonbase Commander
The Meeting Tree
Purple Sneaker DJs

Sunday 24 July

Flume
James Blake
Sigur Ros*
Boy & Bear
Jake Bugg
Duke Dumont (DJ set)
Courtney Barnett
The Preatures
Golden Features
Tegan & Sara
City Calm Down
Mark Lanegan
Jagwar Ma
The Jungle Giants
The Internet
Marlon Williams & The Yarra Benders
Lapsley
Slumberjack
Urthboy
Little May
Ganz
Melbourne Ska Orchestra
Blossoms
Tired Lion
Green Buzzard
Jess Kent
Gold Class
Just a Gent
Wafia
Sui Zhen
Remi
Feki
Twinsy
Planete
Amateur Dance

Splendour In The Grass 2016

Friday, 22nd July – Sunday, 24th July
North Byron Parklands, Byron Bay

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