Entertainment On And Off Stage At Lost Paradise 2017
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again; Lost Paradise is about more than just the music. And one aspect that makes our hidden wonderland so special, is the spectacular performers we have roving our space in the Glenworth Valley. From the entertaining to the eclectic, and everything in between, there’s something on offer to excite just about every sense at this year’s event.
When you wander our grounds, you’ll be besotted with a sense of wonder at every turn. Whether it’s the sparkle of The Gliterrati, the nostalgic sounds of Gramophone Man, or the villainous energy of the Mini Bike Mafia, the unique characters you meet will make this New Years one to remember.
Before we get into this, keep an eye out soon for our theme camp announcement, which will be filled with even more thrilling info about the exciting new areas to be discovered this year. Oh, and be sure to grab your ticket now for Lost Paradise 2017, as we’re just about to hit final release. You have been warned!
DISCO BIKE REVOLUTION
Disco Bike Revolution is karaoke on wheels! Expect an invitation to sparkle, shimmer or shine when you sit with the biking babe who will make you sing for your supper! Grab the bike as it roams around the festival site, jump aboard, choose your song, and the driver will accompany your dulcet tones and ride you around the festival. Your karaoke chariot awaits!
Armed with flowers, glitter, body paint and bling we will rove the festival creating fabulous art on people. We’re ready to adorn you to whatever extent you wish. Come and join our Glitterati bliss!
Have you ever just wanted to run away with the circus? Lucky Switcharoo are here to teach you some tricks in the love bubble of Lost Paradise. They have loads of equipment for adults and children alike to get involved with circus drop in workshops on the main field and special sessions for Kids Paradise. Hone your skills here and learn from two of the most skilled and fun filled circus teachers around. With years of experience up their magical sleeves, they will teach you how to run rings around them!
Join Ico and Fwendz in creating a huge collaborative and interactive art piece in the festival arena. Banging tunes and brilliant art, does it get better than this? Whilst Rebecca and Shannon are undoubtedly like-minds, their differing art sensibilities lends their collaborative works an undeniable dynamism. Rebecca has a bold, abstract style and Shannon a quirky and nervous energy. In this sense, Rebecca and Shannon’s paintings read like a how-to for a happy relationship; how easily we forget that valuing one another’s differences and being prepared to compromise is the secret to finding your mojo as a duo!
Roll up your sleeves and throw away your inhibitions – it’s time to step off the grid and into the extraordinary world of Outrageous Entertainment. Innovative, inspiring and irreverent, this team of highly skilled, extensively experienced and very established performers will rock your world. Spanning over 20 years of circus shenanigans around the globe and leading the way in Acrobatic, Fire, Stilt, UV and LED Light Magic, they have played many of the major festivals in Australia, the opening ceremony of the Olympics, dancing with the stars and more.. you get the picture! Zoe and her talented crew never hold back when it comes to making your world a more wonderful place to be!
As if straight from an old, sepia photograph, Mr Marmalade’s enchanting presence will cast you into a surreal world of vaudeville charm and mystical enchantment. This talented magician is a whimsical wizard and collector of curios – he is simply like no other – effortlessly capturing the imagination of your inner-child, and children a-like.
Gramophone Man is a kind of super hero. One who uses his powers to play original shellac 78rpm vinyls from the 20′s, 30′s and 40′s. His ‘steam powered’ mobile DJ Cart has two turntables & a microphone of the most antique vintage around, so he can resurrect all those great sounds your grandparents used to love to take you on a nostalgic journey. Combine this with his over excited dancing, and suave between song banter, and you have a unique and often hilarious show! Sure to make you shimmy and swing, he will set the scene for a danc-ealicious day!
Hannah Indigo is a Fiery Femme Fatale birthed from your darkest imaginings and best kept secrets. A Sideshow Circus Star drawing inspiration from a time when avant garde cabaret and circus ruled the stage. Falling head first into the art, Miss Indigo has trained with some of the best teachers and performers in the business, to become a master in the field.
Her light up performances will have you mesmerised in the evening and her stilt walking prowess will share a story through ornate costuming and divine presence.
MINI BIKE MAFIA
These mini biking babes will be roaming the festival, so watch out! The boss and her cronies don’t stop short of being Mustache Twirling Ultra Villians and you don’t want to end up on their wrong side!
…excited? We sure are.
So go on, join our Facebook event, secure your place at Lost Paradise 2017, and get ready to spend several special, sun-kissed days with us as we celebrate the year that was 2017.
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!”