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).

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.

  1. Free water stations will be placed throughout the entire site capable of servicing the entire festival.
  2. 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!
  3. Free drinking water will be available at all bars

As part of our sustainability program we encourage people to bring their refillable water bottles to reduce waste.

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.

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.