Get To Know Your Lineup – Lost Paradise

Get To Know Your Lineup


Et voila! We are proud as Trent-from-Punchbowl to present the exciting, eclectic line-up of Lost Paradise 2018. Below is a breakdown of the sound smorgasbord on offer, so you know exactly what you’ll be tucking into at Glenworth Valley. Get your head around the line-up now, so you’re free to get amongst it when the time comes.


Let’s start with the heavyweights, because there are some absolutely massive internationals hitting this year’s Arcadia main stage. Longtime standard bearers for the brit-pop indie-rock sound which has dominated since the nineties, Lost welcomes The Kooks. These guys make stadium-filling, award winning strummers that still sound like they came out of your neighbour’s garage – in the best kind of way.

Hot on their heels are two politically minded rappers from opposite sides of the Atlantic, hip hop’s bold, bright Brooklyn based future, Joey Bada$$, and the queen of the UK rap and dance scene, activist, artist and general dance floor disrupter, the one and only M.I.A. At the smoother end of the beat section, Canadian electronica duo Bob Moses is back in Aus and bringing the A-game with catchy, moody and increasingly bold groovers.

Homegrown heroes topping the Arcadia bill include the one-woman aural storm that is Tash Sultana, who’s latest album Flow State is every bit as passionate, bluesy and breathtakingly raw as her heavily looped live shows, the glorious dancefloor electronica that is Pnau (BYO kaleidescope glasses), the pure yet edgy pop of Vera Blue and the red hot mess of garage guitar that is our very own Dune Rats.

Here’s a glimpse of some Pnau Live goodness:

Also under the Arcadia arch will be Australian techno’s knight in shining bass drops, Willaris. K, who’s upping the ante with a brand new live show which, without revealing too much, involves a hell of a lot more than a man and a synth on stage.

Of course it wouldn’t be Lost Paradise without our larger than life party-starter local bands on stage, like …Furnace and the Fundamentals. They join an impressive list of live artists including Ball Park Music, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Majun Bu and so many more.  To learn more about the epic Arcadia lineup click here


Slave to the 4/4? Looking to lose yourself on the dance floor? Lost Disco is where it’s at. At the top of the disco pyramid is Bicep and KiNK, both engaged for live sets, both acts as charismatic, talented and unpredictable as each other.

Get your techno fix with Brazilian beat-maker Anna, dance the day away with Cut Snake & Chaos in the CBD, and trip the party-light fantastic with the hottest underground DJ of the year Peggy Gou – it’s anyone’s guess where she’ll take you.

There’ll be light-hearted local favourites like Young Franco and CC:Disco, and some heavier regulars like Sports and Human Movement. Find out more about our iconic Lost Disco stage here.


At the glowing garlic bulb come alien spacecraft we call ‘Paradise Club’ stage, you’ll find something a little different to dance to.Fancy a bit of DnB, UK Garage or even Reggaetron? Paradise Club has got you covered. The beats pouring out from this corner are determinedly eclectic, with sets from Flava D, Ebony Boadu, Shantan Wantan Ichiban and Dibby Dibby Soundsystem but to name a few. How could we forget the festival closing favourite, part-of-the-Lost-Paradise-furniture, Uncle Ru, who can be counted upon for anything from house to disco to acid to rock’n’roll classics. Strap in.

Explore the entire music lineup here,

And don’t forget to buy your tickets!


  • “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.”

  • “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.”

  • “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!”

    – Patrick Topping
  • “Lost Paradise was a totally unique festival, nothing like it in Australia. Thank you to everyone who made it such a beautiful place.”

  • “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.”

  • “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.”

  • “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”

    – Huffington Post
  • “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…”

  • “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”

  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “It’s fun, silly and beautiful, all at once, and hasn’t yet failed to serve up a good time.”

    – Huffington Post
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