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Just one hour’s drive north from Sydney, on the beautiful Central Coast of NSW, 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 year round.
Lost Paradise takes place December 28th – 31st 2019.
Attendees have an option to purchase either a 4 day or 3 day ticket arriving on 28th or 29th December respectively. Please ensure you have purchased the correct ticket for the date you arrive.
Pre-sale tickets are on sale from 10am 19th August.
General 0n sale is from 10am 20th August.
All tickets for Lost Paradise must be bought through Xtixs. Tickets bought through any other platform may not be valid.
- 28 December gates open 8am until 8pm
- 29 December gates open 8am until 8pm
- 30 December gates open 8am until 8pm
- 31 December gates open 8am until 4pm
There is strictly NO entry outside of these times. This includes all guest lists.
- 1 January gate exit hours are between 7am-2pm. The entire venue closes at 2pm of the 1st Jan 2020 to all attendees, who must ensure they vacate site with all of their belongings.
Lost Paradise 2019 gate exit hours on 01 Jan 2020 are between 8am – 3pm. The entire venue closes at 2pm on 1st Jan 2020 to all attendees, who must ensure they vacate site with all of their belongings.
Yes, as of 2019 the festival is strictly 18+ only. We are no longer accepting minors regardless of adult supervision.
Festival co-founders Simon Beckingham and Wade Cawood are no strangers to producing finely tuned experiences for music-lovers, foodies and culture aficionados. Cutting their teeth in the UK, Thailand and Australia with intimate club shows and unique daytime events has seen them grow to curate a number of VIVID activations, a Sydney Opera House pop-up and various music performances as well as throwing some of the most memorable underground parties Sydney has seen in recent years. Their collective passion for music, community and good times done properly is perfectly encapsulated in Lost Paradise.
Simon and Wade wish to acknowledge the traditional land owners of Glenworth Valley. Sincere appreciation for the Finely Tuned team Seb, Catriona, Nick, Lucy, Kirsty, Blair, Hayden, Nathaniel, Corrie 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.
Yes! Apply to be a volunteer via https://forms.gle/zBfa7Lb9XNWusNn89
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Yes! Please bring your re-useable water container!
- Free water stations will be placed throughout the entire site capable of servicing the entire festival.
- Bottled water will be available to purchase at wholesale prices 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
As part of our sustainability program we encourage people to bring their refillable water bottles, to reduce waste.
Yes, yes there is! It will be released in the coming weeks. Stay tuned and we will add the link in here once it drops as well as posting it all over our socials.
We have banned them back of house, with the exception of security – 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.
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).
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 through our publicists We Are Example Talia@weareexample.com.au
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 the certain times. Please note food stalls will not be open 24 hours. Opening times will be announced closer to the event date.
No readmission permitted to festival site or campgrounds upon exiting the entire site entry/exit gates.
If you find or lose something – please go to the Info/Lost & Found kiosk within the main festival area.
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.
No, all classes/sessions are free no booking required. We recommend you arrive ten minutes prior to session start time so you can relax into the space.
Massages, palm-reading etc. in the Healing Haven will need to be booked and payed for. Visit us when you arrive!
If you have a yoga mat, and would like to bring it with you to participate in sessions please do, although not essential!
To empower patrons to ‘leave no trace’, you may be offered the ability to be recycle vessels you have purchased from bars in return for a discount on other purchases at the event.
If so, you will need to return your vessel from the bar to a recycling tent located in the event village. In return for this you will receive a $1 discount off your next purchase via the cashless system.
FYI – The offering of discounts and recycling discounts is at the discretion of the promoter and can be changed at any time. Discounts received through recycling have no cash value beyond being utilised on site as discounts whilst valid. Please note, Staff and Volunteers can not redeem discounts or use the recycling system.
Your 4 day or 3 day GA ticket gives you access to general camping area, a camping spot to pitch your tent and entry to the main festival area.
Your 4-day GA grants you access on the 28th Dec and your 3-day GA grants you access on the 29th Dec.
Top tip – Purchasing the 4-day GA Ticket is a pretty handy way to ensure you get first dibs on the prettiest camping spots, set yourself up with plenty of time to relax and unwind and take a wonder around to familiarise yourself with the delights of the festival. All food vendors will be fully operational and we will be throwing the opening party to end all opening parties. A night filled with tunes and totems at the Lost Disco stage, exclusive to 4-day ticket holders. . Don’t miss out!
We don’t sell individual day tickets as we feel you simply can’t experience all we have to offer in just one day.
We strongly advise against purchasing from sites other than Lost Paradise or Pulse.
Lost Paradise is an 18+ event.
Not only will you need the below Identification to get through the festival gates, the Lost Paradise entertainment precinct is a licensed area and as such you will be required to show ID to purchase alcohol. Lost Paradise will only accept the following forms of Identification:
- Current valid Australian driver’s license (with photo)
- Current Passport
- Government Issued Proof of Age Card
- Victorian Keypass
- International Driver’s License (must contain a photograph)
Yes! You can book a fancy tent in Glamping and gain access to the wonderful world of the Glamping Fields and all the bells and whistles or book a Rent-A-Tent and stay in our new addition to Lost Paradise, a no-frills alternative to bringing your own tent. We are trying to make your experience as seamless as possible and reduce the items headed for landfill. Join us on our crusade!
Yes. To book Glamping options you must have already purchased a General Admission Festival ticket. Then you can book – at an additional fee – the services provided by our Glamping or Rent-A-Tent vendors here on our website, who will erect your tent or teepee, so it is ready and waiting upon your arrival at Lost Paradise. Awesome!
The number of people able to stay in your accommodation is dependent on which structure you book.
All those staying in your pre-booked accommodation must also have a Lost Paradise General Admission Festival Ticket to gain entry.
You will be given a Glamping wristband in addition to your festival wristband. You must keep these on at all times to gain access.
Depending on where you are camped it is a 5 – 10 minute walk to the main festival area.
Campfires, fireworks, fire twirling paraphernalia (sticks, balls etc), warning flares, alcohol, illegal drugs, skateboards, bikes, boogie boards, couches, inflatables, anything studded (i.e. belts, wristbands etc.), weapons of any kind, fireworks, professional still cameras (small still cameras ARE allowed), laser lights, umbrellas (bring a poncho or a raincoat instead), water pistols, any other items considered illegal or dangerous, strictly no animals. Cooking equipment, BBQ’s, flares, sparklers – nothing flammable. Glass – this includes wine glasses, jars, or any other containers or items made of glass. Glitter, stick-on single use plastic body adornments are both BANNED because they block up the water system, end up in waterways and in fish. Do you really want to contribute towards that? Neither do we! Couches, Sofas and Large Inflatables are BANNED, as is anything else you are likely to leave behind. Please take home everything you bring with you. Glenworth Valley is not a dumping ground for marquees, tents, eskies, inflatables, chairs and other discarded items. It’s a home to animals and a family, an adventure centre and a working farm. Please show consideration as you would for your own home and that of your neighbours.
There will be a security check at the gate and prohibited items will be confiscated. Seriously don’t even try your ninja moves. We are extremely thorough in our search and rescue of alcohol and other such prohibited items. We are trying to create a safe environment for all.
Lost Paradise does not take any responsibility for confiscated items.
Yes. To further our green incentivising we charge for car parking. Audience travel is the largest emitter of CO2 for any festival, so for us to reduce the party’s overall environmental impact, we’d love you all to;
- Use public transport / taxi combo
- Arrive by Coach- tickets coming soon!
If you are coming in a car, you will need to purchase parking pass, at the cost of $49. If you are bringing an RV, you will need to purchase an RV pass. These are strictly limited and will sell out fast.
The above options are all an initiative to help alleviate traffic congestion. The plan is to reduce the number of cars on the road by encouraging carpooling – the more people you have in your car the cheaper this pass will be per person. It’s also better for the environment .. so WIN WIN!
Yes. If you are bringing any vehicle or caravan to sleep in, you must pre-purchase an RV Park Pass to do so. You will not be allowed to park and sleep in the camper’s car park or the GA camping area; there is a separate area for RV / caravan camping.
We have allocated enough space on site for each person to have approximately 3m x 3m. It’s big enough for your tent and some outdoor space, but you will be close to your neighbours. Space is at a premium, so be considerate and creative!
Yes, however only in Glamping.
If you have a 4-day ticket, from 8:00am on the 28th Dec.
If you have a 3-day ticket, from 8.00am on the 29th Dec .
To camp together you must arrive together.
You must arrive at the same time as your friends if you wish to have neighbouring campsites; which means driving in through the gates together.
Only those with Camping tickets or wristbands are allowed in the relevant campground. Different wristbands will be allocated for different areas, i.e. Family area, Glamping, RVs and GA camping.
Yes. We only sell 3 or 4 day GA tickets with camping.
Apart from on-site Camping Marshals, there will also be security personnel. The marshals’ campsite for each area is marked with large banners. All queries and concerns should be directed to your marshals.
Yes, please bring enough bags to place your campsite accumulated rubbish into – a. Recyclable, b. Waste (food scraps – stuff that is compostable!) and c. Landfill are the 3 types of rubbish you might generate. Please do your utmost to place the correct items into the correct bins which will be located throughout the campgrounds and main festival site with handy signage to indicate what goes where. The more separated the items are, the greater chance we have of keeping as much as possible out of landfill.
Despite the best efforts of our staff and security personnel, there is still a risk of theft. Please leave valuables at home, locked in a car or on you at all times or alternatively rent a locker from Bsafe Lockers in the Lost Village. There is no guarantee that your valuables will be secure and you do so at your own risk.
BYO alcohol is strictly prohibited.
Fireworks are totally prohibited in the camping or festival area. If you ignite fireworks you will be removed from the site and may be the subject of police action.
No. Lost Paradise is a drug-free event.
Small portable speakers for your campsite are fine. Please don’t bring ghetto blasters or similar, as your neighbours may not agree with your taste of music. Leave it home and travel light, the size of your speakers will be up to the discretion of gate security.
Patrons are not permitted to have campfires of any type. Gas stoves are not permitted. If you light a campfire you will be removed from the site and may be the subject of police action.
Yes. Shower and toilets will be brought in to service the campground. Please be considerate to the environment when using these, as there is no permanent water supply to the site, which means all water, has to be purchased and transported in and out of the site.
No. In the interests of a better camping experience and to help manage space better, we’ve adopted the method used by legendary music festivals around the globe, such as Glastonbury and Roskilde, where there are no cars within the campgrounds.
Once you have entered the site and your vehicle or RV is parked in their respective parking areas you cannot move your vehicle until you depart the festival.
There are NO tents allowed in the RV area. The RV area is only for vehicles designed to be slept in such as campervans, or towed devices such as caravans or camper trailers. No sedans or motorbikes are allowed in the RV area.