LOST PARADISE WAS BORN OUT OF A LIFE-LONG DREAM TO BRING TOGETHER KINDRED SPIRITS FOR A GOOD OLD FASHIONED PARTY AMONGST NATURE…
An interactive festival map will be available here in the coming months.
DATES & LOCATION
Lost Paradise takes place on 28-29-30-31 December 2017, in the beautiful sacred grounds of Glenworth Valley, around 1 hours drive north from Sydney.
GATE TIMES AS FOLLOWS:
Please aim to arrive during the pre-allocated time slot selected when purchasing your car parking or RV ticket. Failure to do so will result in unnecessary delays.
28th Dec: 7am-8pm – Entry permitted to 4-day ticket holders only.
29th Dec: 7am – 8pm
30th Dec: 7am – 4pm
31st Dec: 7am – Midday
1st Jan Dec: 7am – 2pm (Exit only)
1 Jan : All campsites close at 2pm, by which time, you must be off home, with ALL of your belongings please. The land is the home of animals, people and plant-life. Respectfully, we operate a leave no trace policy.
To get your ticket to Lost Paradise 2017, click here.
We’re into the little things that make for great experiences. A Hidden Wonderland is discovered…Dancing under the Stars. Nurtured by Nature. Sparkling Conversations by Water. Yoga in Full Flow. Acoustic Sessions. Inspirational talks. Pop-up Performances. Twinkling Pathways. Rejuvenating Massage. Disco Yurts. Twilight Parades. Electronic Alcoves. Sumptuous Feasts. Four-Poster Day-Beds. Late Night Speakeasy’s. Astounding Aerial Acrobats. Fabulous Friends. Flamboyant Spectaculars. Costumed Wonders. Outstanding Community.
ESCAPE THE NORM FOR AN ADVENTURE AMONGST NATURE.
Dive into a myriad of quirky portals indulging in music , food, art, yoga and performance. Lost Paradise is an unparalleled New Year’s experience shared with friends old and new.
CELEBRATE LIFE IN ALL ITS TECHNICOLOUR GLORY
Lost Paradise is a music, arts, yoga, performance, food and camping experience like no other. Kindred spirits commune together for three days on the sacred grounds of Glenworth Valley, New South Wales to explore and discover new music, indulge in delicious dining, interact with visual and performance art outside a traditional setting, and celebrate life in all its technicolour glory.
THERE IS SOMETHING AT LOST PARADISE FOR EVERYONE.
Lost Paradise is an entire experience. Placed in an amazing setting within a valley on ancient land known to local Indigenous elders as ‘Paradise Lost’, it showcases a brilliant line up, secret hideaways and glittering late night discos, an inspirational art and performance repertoire, spoken word and debate, a magnificent Carnival parade, culinary feasts, restorative massage, a variety of Yoga to indulge the body mind and soul and much much more. It appeals to both fans of electronic music as to nature lovers, to families with young kids as to the 30 somethings that like the finer things in life, to foodies as to folkies, funksters as to late night revellers. There is something at Lost Paradise for everyone.
LOST PARADISE IS A FEAST FOR THE SENSES.
Across the bright canvas of Glenworth Valley is a twisting labyrinth of cubby-holes and curious corners coloured with roving performers, sporting contests and a glittering collection of art pieces and installations. Wander to the dreamscape that is the Shambhala gardens, relax, stretch and unwind by the winding stream. Meet acrobats, troubadours, belly dancers and drummers – all appearing and disappearing when you least expect it.
When the sun sets over the festival grounds, the night owls spread their feathers, emerging with a more mischievous energy and dreamt-up costumes. When the darker sounds of the night begin, a veil of mischief falls on the night – wander up to the fairy-lit trees and find some moonlight tunes at the Paradise Club, gather round a bass-filled Speakeasy, order a tray of cocktails, get distracted by the Aerial artists or find yourself lost in a row of bubbling hot tubs under a canopy of trees…
Lost Paradise is a feast for the senses. We aim to give you an amazing experience to carry with you year-round!
QUOTES & REVIEWS
“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.”
– HUFFINGTON POST
“Lost Paradise is an experience that extends far beyond anything that could be promoted, advertised, or even expected. Quirky, eccentric, and so utterly unique, the adventure Losties holds for one is no same adventure for another. The festival itself is split into various sections that altogether provide an immersive experience for individual, couple and even family. Not only does the festival offer a chance to see internationally loved artists along with Aussie grown favourites, but includes mind, body and soul activities for the enjoyment and healing of all attendees; young and old.”
– AUS MUSIC SCENE
“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.”
– MTV TRAVEL
“Fancy welcoming in New Year amongst a bunch of friendly, live music and yoga loving revellers? Then Lost Paradise is for you. Over three days an 8000-strong crowd of families, wellness warriors, nature-lovers and hipsters descend on NSW’s picturesque Glenworth Valley to experience a festival like no other.”
“This is Lost Paradise’s third year and while that’s quite young in festival years, they keep proving they mean business. Their ethos extends past music too and the festival — held in Glenworth Valley (just an hour north of Sydney) — is built around a mix of art, yoga, performance and food. Because there’s nothing like a little yoga to dust off a festival hangover.”
– CONCRETE PLAYGROUND
“There are music festivals, then there is the mind-body-soul experience that is Lost Paradise.”
– TIME OUT
“If you’re the adventurous type, being amongst the spectacular Glenworth Valley is heaven! Have a kayak… experience the spiritual realm in the Shambala tent. Throughout the festival there is always something great going on…”
“Lost Paradise changed my life. I continually chase the feeling of community and friendliness it gives me. All my friends are sick of hearing me talk about it.”
– JACK MORRISON, LOST PARADISE TRIBE
“You’ve already made Lost Paradise great! I will be spending every New Years there, thanks the fantastic memories and a wonderful start to the new year.”
– OLIVIA BOOTH, LOST PARADISE TRIBE
“The food vendors last year were pretty much all you could hope for… lots of variety and not too expensive!”
– GEORGIA BURNS, LOST PARADISE TRIBE
“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.”
– JANICE MULLER, LOST PARADISE TRIBE
“Bars tucked away in the forest, spa treatments, and 7,000 beautiful humans partying to the world’s best musicians: Welcome to Lost Paradise, Australia’s answer to Coachella.”
“Lost Paradise is committed to giving punters a distinctly boutique experience, with an attendance of 8,000 punters, all getting lost in live music from some of the world’s most original musicians, food curated by Sydney’s top chefs, and more.”
“All the elements are spot on – location, audience, line-up and weather. Wonderful memories of an inspirational festival.”
– GREG WILSON
“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…”
– TOUCH SENSITIVE
“Lost Paradise has been and will always be such a special festival experience for me. I’ve never felt such a tight community vibe like that from a festival before. From the punters, the music and the staff, everything was beyond expectation. I’ll definitely be back as a punter as soon as I can.”
– YOUNG FRANCO
“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”
– STICKY FINGERS