Every year around November there’s a unique phenomenon we like to call the New Year’s Eve scramble. As one of the biggest night of the year looms closer people begin to panic about how exactly they’re gonna be bringing in the New Year. Across Australia, holiday homes are booked out, rooftop bars are all reserved and a slew of festival tickets have already been snatched up.
While there is no right way to do New Year’s Eve, there are certainly better than others, and one of the best is Lost Paradise.
Situated in the enchanting hinterland of Glenworth Valley, Lost Paradise offers an immersive musical experience less than two hours from Sydney CBD. Boasting a stacked lineup of Aussie local and International artists, it’s four epic days of music, wellness, food, art, and cultural experiences.
There’s something for everyone at Lost, but the recipe for this year is tailor-made for the music aficionado who isn’t afraid to spend four days grooving in the wild. Headlined by Sydney locals RÜFÜS DU SOL and all-round live show legends, Hilltop Hoods, expect an eclectic collection of afternoon indie pop and rock grooves moving into zesty techno and house after the sun goes down.
Joining these two headliners on the main stage, Arcadia, will be straight-shooting electro producer Golden Features, soothing singer-songwriter Matt Corby, indie-pop quartet The Jungle Giants, alongside Methyl Ethel, Cub Sport, Lime Cordiale, and Mallrat.
After you’ve lost your voice and you’re looking for a not-so-quiet spot to boogie till your legs fall off, head on over to the Lost Disco and Paradise Club. Running till late you can find some of the world’s biggest names for house, techno, disco, and electronic music. Expect paradisical visuals and lighting setting the scene as the likes of house queen, Honey Dijon, Glaswegian groover Denis Sulta, and homegrown sensation Dom Dolla, get behind the decks.
Lost Paradise is an exclusively camping-only festival. So, when the music finally does die down, snuggle up in your sleeping bag and make sure you get some rest because tomorrow you’ll be doing it all over again. Oh, and if you are a bit of princess and not afraid to admit it, treat yourself to a glamping set up.
Now, it’s important to note, Lost Paradise is not for the faint of hearted. Home to the weird and wonderful, Lost is the place to express yourself in whatever wacky way you like. From fairy’s to burger flippers, make sure you get your festival duds ready well in advance so you’re ready for the annual NYE fancy dress parade.
Lost Paradise is a community of open-minded, boogie focused revelers who want a safe place to cut loose and bring in the New Year. That means a rigid No Dickhead policy.
You’ll have to be quick to get the few remaining tickets to Lost Paradise 2019. We’ll be there with a vengeance, so if you spot us, be sure to come over and say g’day.