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HOT: The Lost Lands, Werribee Park

HOT: The Lost Lands, Werribee Park

Experience one incredible weekend with your family at The Lost Lands, a family-friendly music festival set within the spectacular grounds of Werribee Park.

It’s like the music festivals of your youth, without the stumbling drunks, dirty portaloos, pushy crowds and rubbish everywhere. Just lots of space to roam, many opportunities to have fun and relax and happy vibes all around.

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The festival is back in Melbourne on the Cup Weekend 1-3 November 2019 with an even bigger line up of musical talent, as well as a fantastically full schedule of art, installations, kids entertainment, activities, comedy, performance, food and wine.

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The first act for 2019 has been announced – Baker Boy! His dynamic 2018 set was the highlight of the festival for me and since The Lost Lands he’s taken out awards for Young Australian Of The Year, Best Male Musician, Best Live Act, Best Song & Best Victorian Breakthrough Act at The Age Music Victoria Awards. He’s coming back to The Lost Lands with a new show in 2019.

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In 2018 the music line up also included Tim Finn, You Am I, Kate Miller-Heidke, The Jungle Giants on the main lawn stage. The Little Big Stage has smaller acts and workshops while La Petite Grande and the Big Top are exclusively for kid’s entertainment.

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To be honest I don’t get to see whole sets because I am too busy working at the TAC Club Zero activation…

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….then following my kids around as they explore the art and craft program with wacky creations such as Frankentoys…

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….trying out the Games of the World…

….visiting the toys made out of recycled materials…

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….and so much more that we run out of time.

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Of course make sure you fit in a ride on the Ferris Wheel for the best views! The Ferris wheel costs extra money, all the other activities and performances are free…so it’s great value for a whole day of entertainment.

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There are loads of food options and I recommend eating just a *little* bit earlier than everyone else so that you can beat the queues. As the two days are pretty hot the ice cream van has the longest line!

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If you’re well organised you can bring your own food too, but personally I think sampling festival food is part of the fun!

As I am working over the two days I decide not to camp at the festival, but there are camping and glamping options available. I hear that the campsites are very clean and orderly. You can even stay in the Werribee Mansion Hotel if you want!

In 2019 there will Friday night camping with a performance and film in the Big Top.

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The Lost Lands is a festival where you can bring the whole family and it is a highlight of our summer in 2018. The combination of music, theatre and art makes it a fantastic day out, whether you stay for one day or two. We can’t wait to return in 2019!

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Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned entrepreneur. She combines her love for kids, food, travel and bikes into several passion projects.

She owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au; develops and produces bike-related creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com; and writes another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne with (non-kid related) reviews about things to do and places to go in Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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