Lost Paradise Continues To Thrive As An Unforgettable NYE Festival Experience
Call us biased as we've now attended Lost Paradise three years in a row, but there's truly no other New Year's Eve experience like it.
Having had the pleasure of witnessing the fledgling festival grow (it started in 2014) over the years into a vibrant community, the enduring power of Lost Paradise's ethos is clear.
Hidden in the stunning depths of Glenworth Valley on the Central Coast of NSW, revellers travel to a magical oasis built upon a unique mix of feasting, frolicking as well as famous local and international music acts.
Spend your days taste testing from diverse food vendors at Lost Village (we're still drooling over that Spurrito), swimming in the creek or checking out the Shambhala tent offering yoga, henna, weaving, massages, astrology readings and spiritual sessions led by Indigenous elders.
Next, float across the grounds taking in the elaborate 'Alter Ego'-themed costumes before witnessing standout performances across the lineup.
Some of our favourites included spine-tingling twilight sets from Matt Corby, Meg Mac and Sampa The Great while Day 1 and 2 headliners RÜFÜS and DMA'S had the crowd heaving. Special mentions go to Cut Snake for dominating the Lost Disco stage as well as up and coming band Thunderfox for injecting extra energy and performing in nothing but their underwear.
While many Aussie festivals struggle to keep up with demand, LP has balanced punter feedback with expertise from around the globe and expanded slowly from just several thousand attendees to welcoming close to 13,000 - all of which came out strong on NYE for indie pop headliners Client Liaison.
We caught up with Monte and Harvey who front the local act ahead of their midnight set and they teased a number of upcoming projects in 2018.
"Look out for new tunes," Monte said before naming two of his favourite tracks off the new album 'Cold To Touch' and 'Strictly Business'. "You heard it here first."
Lost Paradise Served Up Yet Another Unforgettable New Year's Experience For 2017
"We look to top every new performance. We could levitate in and John Farnham could sky dive and sing 'You're The Voice'," Harvey joked.
While that didn't happen, the duo mesmirised the crowd wearing 'fruit tingle karate ensembles' (their words) before counting down into the New Year with the last chorus crecendo of their mega hit 'Word Of Our Love'.
"We hope to set a vibe of positivity, one of hope and willingness to enter this new year with the right mindset," Harvey explained.
The FOMO real enough yet? Do yourself a favour and make Lost Paradise your 2018 New Year's resolution.
THANK YOU ALL for what was an incredible edition of Lost Paradise 2017, and HAPPY NEW YEAR! Without a doubt, we've just shared the biggest and best Lost Paradise in the Glenworth Valley, since we started not-so-long-ago back in 2014. We're sure you're all a little weary after the last four days of dancing, feasting, frolicking and making new friends under the Australian sun, but we hope you've started 2018 having made some magical memories with us. To all our guests, sponsors, artists, performers, volunteers, staff, and anyone who has supported us in making Lost Paradise 2017 a reality, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We couldn't have done this without each and every one of you. We hope to see all of you again in 2018! Love, Lost Paradise. P.S. - Keep an eye out on social media over the coming days for important post-event info, images from the event, as well as an incredible aftermovie coming your way in the not-too-distant future.
Watch the official aftermovie below...
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