As we enter the hectic music festival season, where every day seems to welcome a new line up announcement, it might be hard to figure out just which one to head along to. There are often many things that set festivals apart, and here’s a little run down of how Paradise is different.
It’s in the name really, isn’t it? Located at Lake Mountain, visually the festival is amongst some of the most stunning locations in Australia.
There’s not much the tagline ’boutique festival’ doesn’t cover. But from all accounts, Paradise has been a cruisey festival where constructing tents is left half finished to sit on the hillside and watch the performers (and the day) go by. By sunset, the festival morphs into a club setting, kicking the punters into action. At its core the festival maintains a communal feel while reinforcing the ability to discover new bands. It’s also BYO, so it’s partly what you make of it.
You may notice looking at the line up there are quite a few new names and that’s exactly the thought process behind Paradise. Instead of grabbing familiar faces, the festival hopes to seek out some of the most exciting (new and otherwise) acts that are pushing the boundaries of sound in Australia. Heading to Paradise is your chance to discover something new. Below are a few highlights:
With her debut EP Immersion released in 2015, BUOY has had rave reviews across the media and has since had significant airplay across triple j unearthed, BBC Radio, KCRW and more. She became a Spotify feature artist and Fbi Radio’s Independent artist of the week. Her sound is a blend of ethereal pop and darker shades of electronica.
With a background as a classically trained painist, Corin makes the keyboard her central focus with her music and her knowledge of the instrument shines through. Live processing much of her work, she takes inspiration from the techno-pop-melodicism of Ryuichi Sakamoto. She’s been pegged by the organisers as one to watch.
With a critically acclaimed album under their wing, the Gold Class lads have managed to hone in on their garage-guitar infused, melodic heavy and deep vibrato vocals on the stage as well. They’ve become pretty popular on the Melbourne circuit and hearing them live there’s no surprises why.
For tickets and more information visit the website (www.paradisemusic.com.au). Paradise Music Festival goes down at Lake Mountain Alpine Resort from November 25-27.