The Lost Lands has a pretty simple but important remit: to be a truly family-friendly camping event that focuses on getting the young people in our lives to engage positively with the best in music and art. That’s reason enough to go for us… but if you need a little more convincing, see below.
This is your chance to attend a more low-key type music festival inside the magical surrounds of Werribee Park. Over the course of two days, you’ll catch performances from headlining acts Kiwi legend Tim Finn, Brisbane indie kids The Jungle Giants, Aussie rockers You Am I, and singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke. Other names also include Arnhem Land MC Baker Boy, The Teskey Brothers, Jess Locke, Boo Seeka, Didirri, Alice Ivy and Amaru Tribe, among many others, illustrating the festival’s dedication to showcasing diverse talents. Founder Simon Daly says; “It’s important that The Lost Lands supports and celebrates all forms of diversity in the music scene, ensuring the next generation of Australians are exposed to a variety of musical talent.” With a lineup like this, you’d be mad to miss it.
There’s arts and wonder to explore
If you are a lover of art and unleashing your inner crafty side, The Lost Lands is the place for you with a number of installations, arts programs, comedy, performance, theatre and dedicated wonder ‘Lands’ to entertain festival-goers of all ages. A few highlights include a Sleeping Bag Cinema screening classic family films and special cinematic delights; Gymkhana which will feature all the games your grandparents played (think egg and spoon, sack races, pass the parcel) and Bed Sheet Ghost Parties which involves throwing on bed sheet and enjoying all sorts of spooktacular activities. There’s also the esteemed acrobatic ensemble Gravity and Other Myths who will present their award-winning show A Simple Space; Laughter Yoga which is simply fun for everyone; and many more interactive and fun things to do. We can promise that you won’t be bored at The Lost Lands…
It’s one for the family
Lost Lands is the perfect family-orientated event, catering for kids and adults alike, making this festival the ultimate family experience. The Little Big Top features some of the best kid’s comedy, theatre and circus performers, while also having lots of interactive activities for families to participate in that will have the little ones jumping around with excitement. Kids can check out Doctor Hubble’s Bubble Show, run the show with face painting by kids, and partake in Games of the World – there’s even a chance for kids to make their own Frankentoy and to see live entertainment from Dirt Girl. And no worries about facilities because The Lost Lands have it all covered with baby changing tents complete with microwaves and change tables available for your convenience. You can also hire Rock and Roller Festival wagons for either daytime cruising or night-time snoozing with your kids. You beauty!
You get to save the environment
In its mission to reinvent the festival experience for the next generation, The Lost Lands have a mission to become one of the first single-use-plastic free music festivals in Australia by 2019, aiming to achieve 95 per cent of this target at this year’s two-day event. They take pride in the environmental consciousness of their community and have a successful ‘leave no trace’ policy which has resulted in a less than 1 per cent contaminated waste generated from their festivals. This will be enforced by the removal of all single use plastic from the event site, meaning no plastic bags, no plastic water bottles, no plastic cutlery or straws, and having recyclable food packaging, waste stations, recyclable waste bags and free water stations available throughout the event for festival goers. As part of their efforts to sort waste and reduce landfill, The Lost Lands will be work with social enterprise Diversitat – who assist refugees recently resettled in Australia – and Visy, who will assist with recycling initiatives.
The Lost Lands comes alive on November 3 & 4 at Werribee Park & Mansion, Werribee. Tickets are available through thelostlands.com.au and are on sale now.
Written by Chloe Cicero