Eight reasons The Lost Lands is an unmissable treat

Eight reasons The Lost Lands is an unmissable treat

Words by Carla De La Paz 

The Lost Lands is back for another exciting year and this family-friendly event is sure to get the whole clan down for a boogie. Inspired by long weekend campouts, The Lost Lands provides a magical experience where families can bond and enjoy breathtaking performances together. If this sounds amazing to you, it’s probably because it is. Join us as we break down eight reasons why The Lost Lands should be at the top of your festival list as we approach November.

The beautiful location

Well, this one’s a no brainer. If you’re into lush gardens reminiscent of something from Alice in Wonderland, then you’re probably going to love the location. The Lost Lands is held at the magnificent Werribee Mansion, and this place just oozes magic. In and amongst castle-like buildings, this is the ideal place to chill out with friends and family on a landscape that is sure to take your breath away.

Huge music lineup

With some of the best Australian and international acts taking to the Werribee Mansion, it goes without saying that The Lost Lands music lineup is what makes this event so appealing. Across this three-day event, sensational acts like Sampa The Great, Gomez, Baker Boy and Regurgitator will be tearing up the stage. Make sure to put on your best dancing shoes because these acts are sure to get the crowd pumping.

Food, food and more food

Deep down, we are all gluttons at heart. That’s why the amazing food stalls set to grace The Lost Lands have made it onto our list. Whether you’re sweet or savoury there’s something for everyone here – Billy van Creamy will be bringing their delightful ice-cream concoctions to the fest while the ever-popular Fugazi Pizza will also be there… enough said. Make sure to hit up the Paella Truck and Bretzel Biz as well. YUM!

Illuminate yourself

Is it a festival if there aren’t any market stalls? The Lost Lands is set to have a variety of unique stalls that’ll get you decked out for the day. If you’re feeling a little adventurous give Glitter Gypsy a visit – they’re sure to transform you into glittering disco queen. In addition, there will be jewellery courtesy of Yalang A Lang Jewels, selling handcrafted treasures while Balls For Your Mind will blow your brain with their selection of juggling equipment. Seriously, you can’t go wrong.

Glamp in style

How many people can say they’ve camped out at Werribee Mansion? If you’re planning on staying for a few days, why not camp out with some friends and family in style. For a luxurious camping experience, you should definitely try out glamping – with beautiful canvas bell tents and comfy pillows, you could have best seat in the house. Head to thelostlands.com.au for more info on the glamping options.

Green machine

Everybody loves an environmentally-friendly event. The Lost Lands aims to be a leader in environmental sustainability by offering a range of compostable food and drink packaging. This festival takes great pride in their ‘leave no trace’ policy, which resulted in less than one per cent of contaminated waste last year. Fingers crossed for another successful year, let’s make this happen!

Bumper arts lineup

Apart from its spectacular music lineup, The Lost Lands has a wide range of events lined up for Arts & Wonder. From the energetic Circus Oz to the effervescent Katie Wright Dynamite, this festival is jam-packed with entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. The Little Big Top will be bursting with some of the finest kids’ comedy and circus theatre acts throughout the event. So be sure to keep an eye out for these talented folks.

Studio Ghibli… Yes, please

If this doesn’t sound like the most appealing thing on planet earth, we don’t know what does. As night falls on The Lost Lands, The Sleeping Bag cinema will come alive with a Studio Ghibli showcase where you can snuggle up with friends and family and indulge in the beloved Japanese films including, Ponyo, My Neighbour Totoro and Kiki’s Delivery Service. Best of all, it’s in the comfort of your very own sleeping bag.

One-day, two-day and three-day tickets to The Lost Lands are available via thelostlands.com.au. It’s going down at Werribee Mansion from Friday November 1 until Sunday November 3.