- Where is Lost Paradise held?
Just one hour’s drive north from Sydney, on the beautiful Central Coast of NSW (Darkinjung Country), the event is set across the stunning backdrop of Glenworth Valley and its 300 acre estate including a stream, surrounding woodlands and encased by vast lookout points. The land is home to horses, wildlife, flora and fauna all year round.
- When does Lost Paradise take place?
Lost Paradise takes place December 28, 2022 – January 1, 2023.
Attendees have an option to purchase either a 4 day or 3 day ticket arriving on December 28 or December 29 respectively. Please ensure you have purchased the correct ticket for the date you arrive.
- When do tickets go on sale?
Pre-sale tickets are on-sale from 10am on Tuesday, May 10. You can register for pre-sale tickets here.
General on-sale is from 10am on Wednesday, May 11.
- What is the official ticket platform for Lost Paradise?
All tickets for Lost Paradise must be bought through Festicket. Primary tickets bought through any other platform will not be valid. Tixel will be set up at a later date as our official resale facility.
- What time can we arrive at Lost Paradise?
- December 28 gates open 8am until 8pm
- December 29 gates open 8am until 8pm
- December 30 gates open 9am until 8pm
- December 31 gates open 10am until 4pm
There is strictly NO entry outside of these times. This includes all guest lists.
*January 1 gate exit hours are between 7am-2pm. The entire venue closes at 2pm of January 2, 2023 to all attendees, who must ensure they vacate the site with all of their belongings.
- What time can we leave on the 1st Jan?
Lost Paradise 2022 gate exit hours on Jan 1, 2023 are between 8am – 2pm. The entire venue closes at 2pm on Jan 1, 2023 to all attendees, who must ensure they vacate the site with all of their belongings.
- Do I have to be over 18 to go to Lost Paradise?
Yes, Lost Paradise is strictly 18+. We are no longer accepting minors regardless of adult supervision.
- Will the festival be running on Dec 28?
Yes, there will be an opening party on the 28th Dec which will be held at the Lost Disco stage.
- Who puts on Lost Paradise?
Lost Paradise is run by Eora / Sydney based festival, touring and events agency, Finely Tuned. You might also recognise our name from our weekly Sunday party, Lost Sundays.
Since 2006, Finely Tuned has been touring cutting-edge international artists and supporting local creatives in Sydney and across the country. We specialise in conceptualising and organising events both in-house and for brands, as well as crafting activations for large-scale hero events such as VIVID and Sydney Opera House's ‘Summer at the House’ series.
From humble beginnings touring techno DJs and crafting club nights to running the legendary AGWA boat parties, Finely Tuned has evolved its operations into a 360-degree, full-service events solution running out of our Bondi headquarters. We create immersive experiences with high-quality creative, food and performers, including Lost Paradise and Lost Sundays.
We wish to acknowledge the traditional land owners of Glenworth Valley. Sincere appreciation for the Finely Tuned team Simon, Seb, Catriona, Blair, Lucy, Andrew, Portia and the many contractors, volunteers, teachers, artists and performers who contribute time, effort and a whole lotta love to make Lost Paradise happen. A special thank you to the family and management of Glenworth Valley Adventure and Horse Riding Centre.
- Can I volunteer to be a part of the Lost Paradise team on site?
Of course! Apply to be a volunteer here: https://forms.gle/VhwNgTEogUfM3VMP7
- Are pass outs available?
No readmission permitted to festival site or campgrounds upon exiting the entire site entry/exit gates.
- Is there a Mobile App with a set time planner and lots of handy information including maps?
Yes, it will be released in the coming months and will include a site map, scheduling assistant (so you don't miss your fave artists) and plenty more. Stay tuned and keep an eye on our socials.
- Are single use plastic water bottles banned at Lost Paradise?
We have banned them back of house, with the exception of some stationary security positions – this means artists, crew, staff will be using re-useable water containers. We hope we can lead by example and encourage others to minimise single use plastic water bottles and eventually ban single use plastics in their entirety.
- Is there plentiful free water on site?
Yes, please bring your re-useable water container.
As part of our sustainability program we encourage people to bring their refillable water bottles to reduce waste.
- Free water stations will be placed throughout the entire site capable of servicing the entire festival.
- Bottled water will be available to purchase throughout the entire site but we do encourage using the free water – let’s work together to minimise single use plastic water bottles!
- Free drinking water will be available at all bars
- Can I bring my own food?
Yes, you can bring your own food with you and there will be a variety of food options throughout the festival, available to purchase during certain times. Please note food stalls will not be open 24 hours. Opening times will be announced closer to the event date.
- What items are not allowed into the festival area?
Glass, cans, alcohol, illegal drugs, skateboards, boogie boards, milk/bread crates, chairs (folding, portable, camping–these are allowed in the camping area only), anything studded (i.e. belts, wristbands etc.), weapons of any kind, fireworks, fire twirling devices, warning flares, video and tape recording devices (smartphones are allowed), professional still cameras (small still cameras ARE allowed), laser lights, umbrellas (use a poncho or a raincoat instead), water pistols, any other items considered illegal or dangerous, animals (other than service animals).
- Can I bring my camera or sound and video recording equipment?
Smart phones, small point-and-shoot cameras are permitted but professional cameras and video and recording equipment are not.
Generally, cameras with powerful zoom lenses or detachable lenses in a carry case are not allowed. We can’t judge that beforehand. It’s up to security staff on the day, and debate will not be entered into. Unauthorized or prohibited photography may result in images being deleted by security staff.
Media and professional photographers must arrange accreditation here: https://forms.gle/i6Noo68DeCBKPi366
- Do I have to pay or pre-book the Shambhala Fields Yoga Classes, Talks and Workshops?
Most classes/sessions are free with no booking required. We recommend you arrive ten minutes prior to session start time so you can relax into the space.
The more involved workshops, massages, palm-reading etc. held in Shambhala and Healing Haven will need to be booked and paid for. This will be clearly communicated at the venue, so please visit us when you arrive to find out more.
- Do I need to bring my own yoga mat?
If you have a yoga mat, and would like to bring it with you to participate in sessions please do, although not essential!
- Does Lost Paradise have a Fancy Dress Theme?
Yes, each year we have a NYE (Dec 31) dress up theme. We will be putting it to the people to help us decide closer to the event date - keep an eye on our socials.
The other days aren’t themed, but most people like to create their own and dress up anyway!
- Where is Lost Property?
If you find or lose something – please go to the Info/Lost & Found kiosk within the main festival area.
- Will the program times or artists be likely to change?
Occasionally changes occur that are out of our control. Scheduled performance times and artist line-ups are subject to change. No refund will be offered in these circumstances.