To ensure a proper level of security and safety for all attending Lost Paradise particularly those who are under 18, we have a Youth Policy in place which forms part of our Conditions of Entry for both the event and campground areas. This policy is in line with several other events around the country.
All minors aged 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent at the Entry gates (or they may be refused entry) and at all times whilst at the festival or campgrounds.
A parent may accompany a maximum of 3 patrons aged 17 or under.
It is the responsibility of the parent to ensure that all youth patrons accompanying them comply with instructions issued by festival staff. They must also follow any instructions contained in all permanent and temporary signage throughout the festival site.
Patrons under the age of 18 must not engage in any illegal or disruptive activities whilst on site. This includes underage drinking, use of illicit substances or any generally disruptive behaviour.
Any breach of these conditions may result in the eviction of the parent and all accompanying minors from the festival site.
If you are an adult planning to accompany any minors at Lost Paradise, please ask yourself the following questions if relevant to you.
1) Can I moderate my alcohol intake so that I can responsibly take care of any minors in my care?
2) Can I still enjoy Lost Paradise with my minors in tow?
If you’ve answered ‘no’ to either question you might need to re-think whether you are the right person to be accompanying minors around Lost Paradise and campground.
Responsible adults with minors in their care should note that they will not be able to enter bars or licensed areas on site with the minors in their company.
Anyone who is considering being the nominated adult in such circumstances should consider this responsibility very carefully.
The festival may require adults and minors to sign an “Accompanied Minor Form” so that in the event of an incident we will have details on record.
For Under-18s who don’t have a driver’s license (Learner’s Permit) or a current, valid passport, we will also accept a copy of your birth certificate PLUS one of the following:
Student ID Card
Bank Account Statement in your name
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.”