Werribee Park Mansion was a beautiful setting for what would be an amazing weekend at The Lost Lands Festival and fortunately, no one got lost but they certainly found an assortment of riches of the entertainment kind.
With a two day line up featuring The Teskey Brothers, Alice Ivy, You Am I and Tim Finn just to name a few, the adults were already covered with good music. But it wasn’t just about the grown ups here…
A mini Spiegel tent, circus acts, a bubble master, ferris wheel, food and drinks galore, toy and craft workshops, School of Rock, comedy, market stalls, poem writings, games and so much more ensured the kids had as good a time as any, and are probably already hassling the parents to go back next year.
In a twist on conventional face painting, the children got to paint the faces of the parents. My daughter Zoe had a blast colouring every bit of skin visible on my face. The inside of my ears was a bit over the top, but hey, you gotta let the kids do their thing I guess…
A personal highlight was seeing Tim Finn up on stage playing some Split Enz and Crowded House tracks. ‘I Hope I Never’ was a personal highlight, but I also loved seeing ‘Dirty Creature’ and ‘I See Red’ in particular. You Am I rocked as you would expect, Boo Seeka gave some great afternoon vibes, and the quality of the line up for the weekend could not be questioned.
In the circus tent, another highlight was Gravity and Other Myths. It’s no wonder they are gaining attention worldwide and demand is surging. There was people climbing on top of each other, falling and getting thrown around the place. It’s hard to describe in a few words, but check it out if you get the chance.
After the event, The Lost Lands laid claim to having 4500 campers, and only half a bag of rubbish left behind. This is an amazing testament to the eco-friendly mantra they were pushing, and credit to the punters for being eco-friendly as well.
I could not have imagined a music festival having such wide appeal, whether you’re 6 or 60 (or more), but they do! Hats off to the crew for pulling off such an event. I’m looking forward to next year already!
When: November 3 & 4
Where: Werribee Park & Mansion, Werribee.
Reviewed by Glenn Lynch