Our team is constantly working hard behind the scenes year round to ensure we employ a full range of environmental measures to maintain the safe keeping of the land and the animals, flora and fauna that inhabit the Lost Paradise site.
Our aim to minimise any negative environmental impact of the festival. We have attempted to cover the main sustainable measures taken by Lost Paradise and our main suppliers, to reduce impact in 2018 and beyond. View our full range of sustainability and harm minimisation approaches for 2018 and beyond, here
Our biggest challenge hands down is the large items left behind in the campgrounds by attendees. Festivals worldwide are experiencing this with tents, marquees, eskies, chairs, inflatables and couches left behind by campers. These items go straight to landfill.
Don’t be the dickhead that leaves their tent behind.
We are heading back to nature to celebrate her beauty and welcome in the new year. Please take note of the practices we have in place to minimise the impact on our environment. These sustainability programmes help keep the festival site safe and clean and ensures only footprints are left behind. Bring a re-useable water container and use the free water stations throughout the entire site. Please pre-pack your food in reusable items instead of single-use plastics and avoid packaging that creates a lot of waste. Be a good earthling and participate enthusiastically in our recycling program. Don’t be a butthead–dispose of your cigarette butts in allocated vessels or in the appropriate rubbish bins.
LOST PARADISE GREEN INITIATIVES + YOUR CONTRIBUTION = A GREENER, MORE AWESOME FESTIVAL
LOST PARADISE PART
|We provide the paradise, head back to nature to celebrate her beauty||If you see waste on the ground, pick it up and put it in a bin!
Show others what is takes to be part of the Lost Paradise community.
Respect our furry friends – stay in designated camp areas and don’t harass the wildlife.
|Easy to use waste system and hand sorting of all waste. We aim to keep as much waste as possible out of landfill this year.||Sort all your festival waste into the bins provided.
For your camping equipment if YOU BRING IT IN PLEASE TAKE IT HOME! Leave space in your car to take your camping gear home, everything must go especially bulky items like tents, chairs, eskys and other camping equipment. A tent is for life not just for a festival…
|Waste stations with options for recycling bottles, containers, food scraps and packaging||Be a good earthling and participate enthusiastically in our recycling program. Use the bins provided to compost and recycle as much as possible, and if you’re a smoker please bin your butts!
1. COMPOST: food scraps, food packaging, napkins, cutlery.
2. RECYCLING: cans, plastic bottles and containers, cardboard and paper (we have a NO GLASS on site policy!)
3. LANDFILL: otherwise known as a complete waste of natural resources, the party will be long over and this stuff will still be hanging around… with your help we can reduce this as much as possible!
|Waste bags for campers||Clean your campsite, bag up your waste using the bags provided and bring them to a recycling station. Extra bags are available at the recycling stations.|
|Dance floor clean ups||If the music stops grab a bag and clean up the ground. Once it’s clean the music keeps on playing.|
|Water refill stations||Bring a water bottle|
|Delicious food and drinks or BYO food||Reusable cups, plates, utensils. Coordinate with friends. Bring food products unpackaged or in reusable containers.|
|Join the Earth Warrior team||Volunteer to help out with our sustainability initiatives (and get a free ticket to the festival!)|
|Help!||If you need help just ask us!|
QUOTES & REVIEWS
“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.”
– RÜFUS DU SOL
“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”
“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
“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.”