10 Reasons Lost Paradise Will Be Your Best New Years Ever – Lost Paradise

10 Reasons Lost Paradise Will Be Your Best New Years Ever



We at Lost Paradise believe a new year symbolises a new beginning and the year that has been IS something to celebrate. Between a jaw-dropping location, a sensational music lineup and a long list of unique experiences to share with your nearest and dearest, Lost Paradise is one of the most special music festivals on the face of the planet. Here’s 10 reasons why Lost Paradise will be your best New Years yet.


Getting back to nature is a key part of the unique Lost Paradise experience. You could head to a festival in some field or stadium somewhere, or you could party away the end of 2018 with us in the stunning surrounds of Glenworth Valley, surrounded by the best Australia’s nature has to offer. Escaping city-life and starting 2019 surrounded by natural beauty is a sure-fire way to experience the best New Years yet.


Do you have a vegan friend, a mate that loves spicy asian food, another who can only eat gluten free, whilst you yourself prefer a good ole’ fashion burger & fries? Breaking bread with friends is a beautiful (and yummy) way to bond, but instead of limiting your choice to one restaurant this New Years, why not join us at Lost Paradise where our delicious food & drink options are endless! For a glimpse at some of the options available in Lost Village click here.


The end of the year is all about letting loose, and of course dressing yourself up in a rambunctious, ridiculous, or radiant costume for New Year’s Eve. Last year we saw your Alter Egos come out to play and boy were we impressed with the creativity and originality of our Paradisian’s costumes. Stay tuned for the announcement of our Fancy Dress theme this year.


You might have been cramped up in your house or office most of the year, but at Lost Paradise, you have ZERO excuse to be indoors to end the year. There’s nothing more like an escape than camping in an amazing location, getting back to nature, and waking up with the sounds of birds in your ears, and warm sun on your face. Even better is booking a glamping tent, let Lost Paradise take care of the ins-and-outs of your accommodation and start the new year with a touch of luxury. On a budget? We also have some amazing eco-camping options available.


Music is the universal language and does an amazing job of connecting us all to one another. Where better to say farewell 2018 and begin 2019 listening to amazing tunes, than under the starry night sky of Glenworth Valley. To help you do that, we’ve prepped one of the most stellar lineups you could imagine for our fifth edition this year, including the likes of M.I.A, The Kooks, Tash Sultana, PNAU, Bicep, and many, many, many more, all of which you can discover here.


Getting caught up with work, friends and family obligations, means so many of us don’t get the chance seek out and experience some of the incredible culture our sunburnt country has to offer. At Lost Paradise we like to create the opportunity for Paradisian’s to reconnect with our national history and celebrate being a multicultural nation. Whether it’s attending our very special Opening Ceremony or whether you stop into our Boardi space to learn from Aboriginal Elders past and present, Lost Paradise is your chance to get that cultural fix and start the new year with understanding and appreciation in your hearts.


If you’re craving a more wholesome start to the New Year, Lost Paradise has got you covered. With an eclectic range of meditation, yoga, talks & workshops available within our Shambhala Fields area, you can finish the year off whilst learning, growing and connecting with the world around you, and with fellow Paradisians. Stop in and get a massage in our Healing Arts space to get you all nice and limber for your next dance-off on the d-floor, and don’t forget to check in with one of our amazing psychics to give you a glimpse of your year ahead.


Maybe you’re not too phased about big acts and main stages, and your idea of the best New Years is a house party, singing your lungs out to Chumbawumba with your closest mates by your side. Never fear – My Mums Disco is here. A fan favourite from the 2017 festival, Mum resides within the festival to offer you guilty pleasures galore, and more! Get to know more about our Theme Camps here


Our triangle of dance has been one of the hallmarks of Lost Paradise since our start back in 2014, where you’ll find all of our hardest-hitting dance acts. 2018 is no different. We’re so excited to welcome some of the best international and local electronic acts to our beloved Lost Disco stage yet again this year. You won’t be able to resist the urge to kick off 2019 with a good ole’ fashion rave.


Whether it’s your friendly campsite neighbours, your new partner in an Acro-Yoga class, the guy standing next to you during a drumming workshop, or those girls who share their water with you during a sweaty Paradise Club dancefloor sesh; you’re bound to come home with more friends than you had when you arrived at Glenworth Valley. What makes Lost Paradise the best New Years experience ever – is it’s Paradisians. We love escaping the ‘real-world’ and creating our own with you every year, and we’re so excited to welcome you all to the valley and do it all again this December.

Lots of love. Team LP x



  • “Lost Paradise was like a big backyard party that just spiralled out of control; in the best way possible. A beautiful setting, a lovely cool river to swim in (or to hold an unofficial mini rave, as the case turned out), an entire corner of the grounds devoted to yoga and meditation and relaxation, and barely a bright neon flashing alcohol sponsorship logo to be seen, it carried the casual and laidback vibe of a much smaller festival — while still attracting some of the country’s most exciting and beloved live acts.”

  • “Lost Paradise is the nuanced, well-rounded, quiet achiever of Aussie festivals; big enough to deliver on the great acts, but small enough to still have an air of intimacy about it.”

  • “I had such a good time at Lost Paradise! It’s one of the coolest festivals I’ve been to. I loved playing the Lost Disco stage, the atmosphere was wicked, the decoration was class and the lit up signs the crowd brought with them, added to it too.

    After my set I went on the dancefloor with a few of my mates and saw the new year in listening to Jackmaster & Jasper James, was a memorable new year!”

    – Patrick Topping
  • “Lost Paradise was a totally unique festival, nothing like it in Australia. Thank you to everyone who made it such a beautiful place.”

  • “The thing that really makes this festival shine is without a doubt the sheer variety of acts in that world class lineup. Dense, ambitious, and not afraid to throw in a few curve balls, Lost Paradise is much more than your average doof, but a playground for all, no matter what your age or musical alignment.”

  • “Keep doing what you’re doing! Such an amazing, intimate festival. Felt like everyone there was one big family. Had a really amazing feel – everyone was supportive and comfortable and wanted each other to have a fabulous time.”

  • “You escape the city, the smog and traffic, and lose yourself in a forest for a weekend, to the soundtrack of cicadas and a bubbling creek and some of your favourite music. Lost Paradise is one of the more beautiful festivals currently on the calendar”

    – Huffington Post
  • “I remember the first time I played this festival I went for a walk around and thought, ‘this is the kind of festival that if I wasn’t working at I’d go to’. Last year after I played I walked around out the front to see Motor City Drum Ensemble and my feelings were the same – I’d happily do it again…”

  • “One of the most magical spots we’ve ever played in Oz and a night complimented by generous staff and hospitality that really looked after us. A show we’ll never forget”

  • “This is one of the best and most organised events I’ve attended (and I’ve been to a lot!) and whoever curated the masterclasses did a brilliant job of taking us out of our comfort zones. “

    “….I love to dance, dress up boho-style and get out of the big smoke once in a while. Lost Paradise was all this and more – right on our doorstep.”

    – Lisa Messenger, Editor-In-Chief, Collective Hub
  • “Re-awaken your sense of wanderlust and adventure with the festival’s secret hideaways, glittering late night discos, and inspirational art and performance”

    No1 NYE 2017/8 Event in the World – Buzzfeed
  • “Deep in enchanted bushlands it’s always a super diverse line up of DJs and acts playing to an audience down to dance all night. One of my favourite festies to play and attend. Topping off the year on a high note.”

    -Shantan Wantan Ichiban
  • “It’s fun, silly and beautiful, all at once, and hasn’t yet failed to serve up a good time.”

    – Huffington Post
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