9 Reasons Australia’s Lost Paradise Is Like No Other Festival On Earth
Between tentacled submarine stages, a location to write home about, and a disco triangle to end all disco triangles, Lost Paradise is one of the most unique and special music festivals on the face of the planet. Period.
Now in our fourth year, we’ve created an absolute monster of a show in all aspects, our best ever. And although you’ve likely been to festivals before, we guarantee not like this. So here are 9 reasons you’ll be wanting to snag one of our last final release tickets to this year’s Lost Paradise in only a few weeks…
P.S. – at 92% sold there’s only a very limited amount of tix left before we’re officially sold out! If you’re planning on coming, you’d better grab yours here before they’re gone forever. And as we’re dropping our full set times next week, there’s even more reason to beat the hype and book your tickets…
1. SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST THE MUSIC
Lost Paradise is at it’s core a music festival, but it’s SO MUCH MORE. We don’t want you just to come here and party to the epic lineup we have planned (even though it is totally epic). We want you to come away with an entire experience unmatched by any other event. Whether it’s relaxing and reconnecting in our Shambhala Fields area, discovering a host of amazing roving performers around the event site, feeding your face on the tasty delights we have in store on site, or mingling with beautiful Paradisians for four days, Lost Paradise is so much more than you’d expect.
2. THE STUNNING LOCATION
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 2017 with us in the stunning Glenworth Valley, surrounded by the best Australia’s nature has to offer. Seriously, there’s really no competition.
3. BRINGING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH CLIENT LIAISON
Let’s face it – Client Liaison are a whole lot of fun. From their impossible-not-to-dance-to tunes, incredibly unique style, and tongue-in-cheek music videos, these Aussie boys put a smile on faces wherever they are. And as we think there’s nobody better to bring us in to 2018, they’ll be playing the final 2017 show on our main stage Arcadia, and getting us started next year with style.
4. LOST DISCO
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. 2017 is no different, save for the fact the stage has been turned up to 11 in terms of the massive design we’re cranking out for this super unique stage. We can’t wait to show it off in all its glory in only a couple of weeks.
5. WE’RE THE #1 NYE FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD
It’s not that we don’t like to brag, but this is one fact we’re not just saying ourselves. None other than BuzzFeed just named us the #1 New Year’s Eve festival on the face of the ENTIRE FREAKIN’ PLANET, so unless you’re spending this NYE on Saturn’s moon of Titan, it’s literally impossible to end your year in a better spot.
6. THEME CAMPS
In the spirit of going bigger and better at Lost Paradise in every way, we’re bring you two very special theme camps to discover in the Glenworth Valley this year. We don’t wanna give away all the details, but whether it’s the whimsy and love-one, love-all vibe of the Love Letter Post Office, or the over-the-top spectacle of K-Sub Beach Club’s Kamp Kraken, we’re sure you’ll be wowed by what you uncover at these two epic installations.
7. GETTING DRESSED UP TO THE MAX
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. This year, our theme is ALTER EGO, which we’re sure is going to make for some very over-the-top incredible outfits. Will you come as an already-established alter ego like Bruce Wayne’s Batman, Sacha Baron Cohen’s Brüno, or Barry Humphry’s Dame Edna? Or will you create your own? That’s totally up to you…
8. ESCAPING TO CAMP (OR GLAMP) THIS NEW YEAR’S EVE
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 and upgrading that camping experience with a bit more luxury.
9. THE EPIC LINEUP
Yeah yeah, we know we’ve blabbed on about how Lost Paradise is so much more than just a music festival, but at our core, we’re still first and foremost a music festival. After all, music is the universal language and does an amazing job of connecting us all to one another. Where better to say farewell 2017 and begin 2018 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 fourth edition this year, including the likes of RÜFÜS, Matt Corby, Little Dragon, Stephan Bodzin, and many, many, many more, all of which you can discover here.
QUOTES & REVIEWS
“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.”
– HUFFINGTON POST
“Lost Paradise is an experience that extends far beyond anything that could be promoted, advertised, or even expected. Quirky, eccentric, and so utterly unique, the adventure Losties holds for one is no same adventure for another. The festival itself is split into various sections that altogether provide an immersive experience for individual, couple and even family. Not only does the festival offer a chance to see internationally loved artists along with Aussie grown favourites, but includes mind, body and soul activities for the enjoyment and healing of all attendees; young and old.”
– AUS MUSIC SCENE
“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.”
– MTV TRAVEL
“Fancy welcoming in New Year amongst a bunch of friendly, live music and yoga loving revellers? Then Lost Paradise is for you. Over three days an 8000-strong crowd of families, wellness warriors, nature-lovers and hipsters descend on NSW’s picturesque Glenworth Valley to experience a festival like no other.”
“This is Lost Paradise’s third year and while that’s quite young in festival years, they keep proving they mean business. Their ethos extends past music too and the festival — held in Glenworth Valley (just an hour north of Sydney) — is built around a mix of art, yoga, performance and food. Because there’s nothing like a little yoga to dust off a festival hangover.”
– CONCRETE PLAYGROUND
“There are music festivals, then there is the mind-body-soul experience that is Lost Paradise.”
– TIME OUT
“If you’re the adventurous type, being amongst the spectacular Glenworth Valley is heaven! Have a kayak… experience the spiritual realm in the Shambala tent. Throughout the festival there is always something great going on…”
“Lost Paradise changed my life. I continually chase the feeling of community and friendliness it gives me. All my friends are sick of hearing me talk about it.”
– JACK MORRISON, LOST PARADISE TRIBE
“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.”
“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”
“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.”
– JANICE MULLER, LOST PARADISE TRIBE
“Bars tucked away in the forest, spa treatments, and 7,000 beautiful humans partying to the world’s best musicians: Welcome to Lost Paradise, Australia’s answer to Coachella.”
“Lost Paradise is committed to giving punters a distinctly boutique experience, with an attendance of 8,000 punters, all getting lost in live music from some of the world’s most original musicians, food curated by Sydney’s top chefs, and more.”
“All the elements are spot on – location, audience, line-up and weather. Wonderful memories of an inspirational festival.”
– GREG WILSON
“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…”
– TOUCH SENSITIVE
“Lost Paradise has been and will always be such a special festival experience for me. I’ve never felt such a tight community vibe like that from a festival before. From the punters, the music and the staff, everything was beyond expectation. I’ll definitely be back as a punter as soon as I can.”
– YOUNG FRANCO
“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”
– STICKY FINGERS
“Hidden in the stunning depths of Glenworth Valley on the Central Coast of NSW, revellers travel to a magical oasis built upon a unique mix of feasting, frolicking as well as famous local and international music acts.
“Do yourself a favour and make Lost Paradise your 2018 New Year’s resolution. There’s truly no other New Year’s Eve experience like it.”
“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
“It’s fun, silly and beautiful, all at once, and hasn’t yet failed to serve up a good time.”
“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
“Lost Paradise was a totally unique festival, nothing like it in Australia. Thank you to everyone who made it such a beautiful place.”
“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
“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!”