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!


  • “I had such an incredible time at Lost Paradise – it was a wonderfully unique experience. Thanks again for the opportunity to attend Lost Paradise – it was one of the best festivals I’ve attended in Australia and a fabulous start to the year.”

    Sophie Dellagiacoma – Australian Traveller Magazine

  • “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.”

  • “After Boomtown in England this is definitely the second festival with the craziest stuff”

    – M.I.A.
  • “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”

  • “My favourite view from stage in the world. Doof sticks and the Australian bush, insane energy.”
    – Willaris. K
  • “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
  • As 2018 became 2019, I found myself feeling sorry for all my Sydney pals couped up in clubs and bad house parties. But also, not really. When you’ve got a festival like Lost Paradise waiting for you just down the road, why on earth would you spend your New Year’s anywhere else?”

    – Hhhappy – Bill Robinson
  • “A picturesque setting in Glenworth Valley forest, a flowing river that hugged the venue and camping grounds, and one of the most characterfully constructed settings of any festival this side of the Pacific, Lost Paradise curates its New Year celebrations in the same way it curates its lineup: with weird and wonderful indulgence.”

    -Tone Deaf
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