Eco Bond


The people have spoken!

Every year, our aim is to make Lost Paradise a better event in every possible way. And as we heard from a ton of you in our amazing audience in our customer survey, many of you expressed a strong desire to curb waste, by taking a leaf out of the book of a number of other forward-thinking events in how we impact the environment.

Last year, our guests left a combined 88.3 tonnes of waste – or the weight of 104 Volskwagen beetle cars –  at the Lost Paradise 2016 festival site, meaning each person on average was responsible for 8.3kg. And when you consider the rate of recycling was only 12%, that’s a lot of trash.

It’s also important to note this figure was up from 5.8kg per person at the 2015 event, meaning we weren’t thinking of the environment as a whole, like we should be.

Because of this, in 2017 we’re implementing a fully-refundable $10 ‘Eco-Bond’ deposit at the point of ticket purchase for this year’s edition of Lost Paradise.

How this will work is that at entry to the festival, you will be handed two bags; one for recycling, and one for landfill. When full, you can simply return them to a designated dropoff point within the campgrounds, at which point your Eco-Bond will be returned immediately to you via your cashless wristband on site. Feel free to spend it at the event, or have it refunded to you post festival.

Our goal is that we all take responsibility to care for the Glenworth Valley, and to encourage people to leave as small a footprint as possible when enjoying time at Lost Paradise 2017.

We’re sure you’ll all agree, this will be a positive change made not  just for the future of Lost Paradise, but for the future of the Glenworth Valley and the surrounding area for years to come.


  • “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 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.”

  • “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.”


    “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.”


    “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…”

    – MTV

    “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.”

  • “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.”


    “The food vendors last year were pretty much all you could hope for… lots of variety and not too expensive!”

  • “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.”


    “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.”

  • “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…”


    “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.”

  • “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”

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