THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO

THE LOST LANDS 

Welcome to The Lost Lands, the ultimate festival for big and little folk! First time festivalling with little ones? Here is a survival guide for an amazing festival weekend for all of you!

 

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WHAT TO BRING

 

It’s nearly time and excitement levels are sky high. It's best to start with what to pack. You don’t need to go overboard, though feel free to make your setup more luxurious if you choose. Here is a quick checklist to make sure you have all the basics covered.

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WHERE TO STAY

 

Check out the site map before the festival and check which Gate entrance you should take to reach your campsite. There are designated campsites for glampers, rent-a-tent and general campers. The campgrounds opens at 3pm on Friday 1 October. The main sites are divided into Camel View, Lion’s Roar and Day Parking. You can just rock up and park next to where you pitch your tent. It’s best to carpool or arrive with your friends and family if you’d like to camp together!

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TOILETS & SHOWERS

 

All the campgrounds have toilet and shower facilities. With showers, you can avoid lines by taking a shower outside peak times. That’s mornings and bedtime for most families. 

 

There’s ample toilets in the campgrounds, however if you find yourself in the early morning rush hour and don’t mind a short walk, head to the main stage. There will be food stalls open early for breakfast and plenty of toilets available. 

PARENT ROOMS

 

If you have a baby, you can use one of our parent rooms located in the main festival site and campgrounds. Here you will find complimentary eco-friendly nappies and baby wipes, change tables and a microwave for heating up bottles. Wet wipes are your friend at festivals - perfect for spills, mud or taking care of sticky little fingers! 

WATER

 

There are water refill stations in the main festival site and in the campgrounds. Remember to stay hydrated. If you’ve forgotten your reusable bottle, we have some for purchase in the main site. You can BYO food and drink in the campgrounds. Bring some instruments for a little jam back at your tent if you like.

SLEEP

 

Sleeping at festivals can be tricky, especially for excited little children. We recommend banning any normal routines for festival weekend and just going with the flow. Every kid is different and you might need to follow their lead. They might be happy to sleep in their pram as you cruise around, or prefer to snooze back at the tent. Ear muffs can be a good idea and a sling is highly recommended if you have tiny ones. Often kids are so worn out by the evening, they’re happy to doze off to dream about all the wonderful things they’ve experienced throughout the day.  

POWER

 

You might want to have your phone working for that time your kid meets a roving performer, gets their face painted or performs in The Big Lost Band. If your phone charge is low, head to our charge station at the festival entrance or TAC’s Club Zero.

MONEY

 

It’s a good idea to come to the festival with any cash you need so you don’t have to line up. Especially when you don’t want to miss all the incredible entertainment happening around the grounds. There are many things you might want to buy - meals, snacks, drinks, market goods, kids toys…

EAT

 

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You’re going to love the food options at The Lost Lands. Forget your standard greasy festival munchies - we’ve got a swathe of delicious food options for families and tasty cuisine from around the world. There are plenty of healthy food options too. We suggest you kick back on the grass for a picnic whilst listening to your favourite tunes at The Lost Stage. Remember to take your rug with you when you venture off, so others can use the space. 

 

We recommend packing some food to keep back at camp. Pack an esky with ice to keep things cool. You can buy ice at information near the campgrounds. It’s often easiest to have breakfast at the tent, lunch out and have dinner either out or back at the tent, depending on what works for your family. 

 

It’s also a great idea to stock up on LOTS of easy snacks to keep on hand for the kids, or when you need an energy kick. Hyper excited kids, late nights and lots of running around can have a big impact on our little humans - a well-timed snack can be a lifesaver!

DRINK

 

Did I mention reusable water bottles already? Yes, well this is a second reminder. You definitely want to bring these! We offer free water refill stations in the main festival site and in the campgrounds. You can buy coffee, hot drinks, smoothies, juices and a delicious range of alcoholic beverages. You are allowed to bring alcohol to the campsite, but not into the festival grounds. 

 

There is a no glass policy in the campgrounds. The paddock is used by horses and other animals so please remember to bring cans and reusable bottles only.

SUSTAINABILITY

 

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Last year, there was a quarter of a garbage bag across the entire campgrounds. An incredible achievement by our camping community. We’d love to beat that this year. Remember to take everything home with you and leave no trace!

THINGS NOT TO MISS

 

There is so much going on at The Lost Lands, that you will need to choose your own adventure. Your next step is to download the Program Guide and highlight your must see and must do’s. We highly recommend going with the flow and getting lost along the way!

 

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Here is a list of the top ten things we think you should do your best to enjoy over festival weekend. Have an amazing time!

 

GOMEZ 

Gomez are performing their groundbreaking album Liquid Skin in its entirety! This record gave us hits like ‘We Haven’t Turned Around’, ‘Rhythm & Blues Alibi’ and ‘Bring It On.’ Not to be missed!

 

THE MUSIC 

There’s truly something for everyone. Musicians you listened to growing up like Vika & Linda Bull, Regurgitator, Shonen Knife & Dyson Stringer Cloher. Hot new acts like Baker Boy, Sampa the Great, Holy Holy & Little Quirks. Emerging stars across all genres. Heaps of diverse talent to discover!

 

THE BIG TOP SHOWS 

Pull up a hay bale for a hilarious circus cabaret by Circus Oz, or a musical mash-up by Regurgitator’s Pogogo Show. Catch Katie Wright Dynamite’s amazing performance, or breathtaking jugglers Jugg Life. Drop in on the endlessly inventive Adam Page, or be wowed by Dr Hubble’s flaming vortex!

 

THE LOST LANDS DERBY 

Enter The Lost Lands Derby on Saturday, the traditional kickoff to our main stage. Team up with your family & gallop your hearts out for a chance at festival glory. 

 

SUNDAY MORNING 

Cleanse the spirit on Sunday morning by heading to yoga, then rave your way into the day at Morning Gloryville’s outrageous dance party and shake the spirit up again!

 

IN THE GARDENS 

Don’t miss the many things happening around the gardens. Bed Sheet Ghost Party, Paloma The Poet, Terry MacFairy and the Magical Unicorn, Lazlo Steigenberger’s Two Minute Safaris, Lila’s World, Guess Who Tarot…

 

THE BIG LOST BAND 

Join The Big Lost Band. Bring your instruments, or join the chorus! The whole festival will stop for this one. It’s going to be EPIC! Rehearsals in front of the Mansion on Sat & Sun. The big gig is at 3.30pm Sunday.

 

SCIENCE FUN 

Play with quantum dots with the Exciton Science crew, go fieldcollecting with the Werribee River Association, or generate pedalpowered electricity with Melbourne Girls College to power our Sleeping Bag Cinema. 

 

GAMES OF THE WORLD 

Play a traditional game from Mexico, Poland or Cambodia at Games Of The World. Run in collaboration with the Refugee Migrant Children Centre.

 

LATE NIGHT JAZZ & SALSA 

Enjoy an evening of funky jazz on Saturday hosted by Melbourne Ska Orchestra, or dance under the moonlight on Sunday with a couple of Salsa Stars. Nights cats can head over to the Mansion veranda after the main stage goes to sleep! 

 

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THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO THE LOST LANDS

 

Welcome to The Lost Lands, the ultimate festival for big and little folk! First time festivalling with little ones? Here is a survival guide for an amazing festival weekend for all of you!

 

Image

 

WHAT TO BRING

 

It’s nearly time and excitement levels are sky high. It's best to start with what to pack! You don’t need to go overboard, though feel free to make your setup more luxurious if you choose. Here is a quick checklist to make sure you have all the basics covered.

 

Image

 

WHERE TO STAY

 

Check out the site map before the festival and check which Gate entrance you should take to reach your campsite. There are designated campsites for glampers, rent-a-tent and general campers. The campgrounds opens at 3pm on Friday 1 October. The main sites are divided into Camel View, Lion’s Roar and Day Parking. You can just rock up and park next to where you pitch your tent. It’s best to carpool or arrive with your friends and family if you’d like to camp together!

 

Image

 

TOILETS & SHOWERS

 

All the campgrounds have toilet and shower facilities. With showers, you can avoid lines by taking a shower outside peak times. That’s mornings and bedtime for most families. 

 

There’s ample toilets in the campgrounds, however if you find yourself in the early morning rush hour and don’t mind a short walk, head to the main stage. There will be food stalls open early for breakfast and plenty of toilets available.

 

PARENT ROOMS

 

 If you have a baby, you can use one of our parent rooms located in the main festival site and campgrounds. Here you will find complimentary eco-friendly nappies and baby wipes, change tables and a microwave for heating up bottles. Wet wipes are your friend at festivals - perfect for spills, mud or taking care of sticky little fingers!

 

WATER

 

There are water refill stations in the main festival site and in the campgrounds. Remember to stay hydrated. If you’ve forgotten your reusable bottle, we have some for purchase in the main site. You can BYO food and drink in the campgrounds. Bring some instruments for a little jam back at your tent if you like.

 

SLEEP

 

Sleeping at festivals can be tricky, especially for excited little children. We recommend banning any normal routines for festival weekend and just going with the flow. Every kid is different and you might need to follow their lead. They might be happy to sleep in their pram as you cruise around, or prefer to snooze back at the tent. Ear muffs can be a good idea and a sling is highly recommended if you have tiny ones. Often kids are so worn out by the evening, they’re happy to doze off to dream about all the wonderful things they’ve experienced throughout the day.  

 

POWER

 

You might want to have your phone working for that time your kid meets a roving performer, gets their face painted or performs in The Big Lost Band. If your phone charge is low, head to our charge station at the festival entrance or TAC’s Club Zero.

 

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MONEY

 

It’s a good idea to come to the festival with any cash you need so you don’t have to line up. Especially when you don’t want to miss all the incredible entertainment happening around the grounds. There are many things you might want to buy - meals, snacks, drinks, market goods, kids toys…

 

EAT

 

Image

 

You’re going to love the food options at The Lost Lands. Forget your standard greasy festival munchies - we’ve got a swathe of delicious food options for families and tasty cuisine from around the world. There are plenty of healthy food options too. We suggest you kick back on the grass for a picnic whilst listening to your favourite tunes at The Lost Stage. Remember to take your rug with you when you venture off, so others can use the space. 

 

We recommend packing some food to keep back at camp. Pack an esky with ice to keep things cool. You can buy ice at information near the campgrounds. It’s often easiest to have breakfast at the tent, lunch out and have dinner either out or back at the tent, depending on what works for your family. 

 

It’s also a great idea to stock up on LOTS of easy snacks to keep on hand for the kids, or when you need an energy kick. Hyper excited kids, late nights and lots of running around can have a big impact on our little humans - a well-timed snack can be a lifesaver!

 

DRINK

 

Did I mention reusable water bottles already? Yes, well this is a second reminder. You definitely want to bring these! We offer free water refill stations in the main festival site and in the campgrounds. You can buy coffee, hot drinks, smoothies, juices and a delicious range of alcoholic beverages. You are allowed to bring alcohol to the campsite, but not into the festival grounds. 

 

There is a no glass policy in the campgrounds. The paddock is used by horses and other animals so please remember to bring cans and reusable bottles only.

 

SUSTAINABILITY

 

Image

 

Last year, there was a quarter of a garbage bag across the entire campgrounds. An incredible achievement by our camping community. We’d love to beat that this year. Remember to take everything home with you and leave no trace!

 

THINGS NOT TO MISS

 

There is so much going on at The Lost Lands, that you will need to choose your own adventure. Your next step is to download the Program Guide and highlight your must see and must do’s. We highly recommend going with the flow and getting lost along the way!

 

Image

 

 Here is a list of the top ten things we think you should do your best to enjoy over festival weekend. Have an amazing time!

 

GOMEZ 

Gomez are performing their groundbreaking album Liquid Skin in its entirety! This record gave us hits like ‘We Haven’t Turned Around’, ‘Rhythm & Blues Alibi’ and ‘Bring It On.’ Not to be missed!

 

THE MUSIC 

There’s truly something for everyone. Musicians you listened to growing up like Vika & Linda Bull, Regurgitator, Shonen Knife & Dyson Stringer Cloher. Hot new acts like Baker Boy, Sampa the Great, Holy Holy & Little Quirks. Emerging stars across all genres. Heaps of diverse talent to discover!

 

THE BIG TOP SHOWS 

Pull up a hay bale for a hilarious circus cabaret by Circus Oz, or a musical mash-up by Regurgitator’s Pogogo Show. Catch Katie Wright Dynamite’s amazing performance, or breathtaking jugglers Jugg Life. Drop in on the endlessly inventive Adam Page, or be wowed by Dr Hubble’s flaming vortex!

 

THE LOST LANDS DERBY 

Enter The Lost Lands Derby on Saturday, the traditional kickoff to our main stage. Team up with your family & gallop your hearts out for a chance at festival glory. 

 

SUNDAY MORNING 

Cleanse the spirit on Sunday morning by heading to yoga, then rave your way into the day at Morning Gloryville’s outrageous dance party and shake the spirit up again!

 

IN THE GARDENS 

Don’t miss the many things happening around the gardens. Bed Sheet Ghost Party, Paloma The Poet, Terry MacFairy and the Magical Unicorn, Lazlo Steigenberger’s Two Minute Safaris, Lila’s World, Guess Who Tarot…

 

THE BIG LOST BAND 

Join The Big Lost Band. Bring your instruments, or join the chorus! The whole festival will stop for this one. It’s going to be EPIC! Rehearsals in front of the Mansion on Sat & Sun. The big gig is at 3.30pm Sunday.

 

SCIENCE FUN 

Play with quantum dots with the Exciton Science crew, go fieldcollecting with the Werribee River Association, or generate pedalpowered electricity with Melbourne Girls College to power our Sleeping Bag Cinema. 

 

GAMES OF THE WORLD 

Play a traditional game from Mexico, Poland or Cambodia at Games Of The World. Run in collaboration with the Refugee Migrant Children Centre.

 

LATE NIGHT JAZZ & SALSA 

Enjoy an evening of funky jazz on Saturday hosted by Melbourne Ska Orchestra, or dance under the moonlight on Sunday with a couple of Salsa Stars. Nights cats can head over to the Mansion veranda after the main stage goes to sleep! 

 

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