With just two weeks to go, Australia’s largest multi-day New Year’s festival, Beyond The Valley, have just announced their set times. The festival has also revealed its newly introduced New Year’s Day Recovery on January 1, along with details on their food, beverage and wellness sanctuary programme.
On December 28th, Beyond The Valley will open up the iconic Dance Dome, promised to be larger and louder than ever before, featuring the lineup’s newest addition jamesjamesjames, as well as Jennifer Loveless, Tseba, PARIS, Airwolf Paradise playing a b2b with Torren Foot and more.
Meanwhile, Jayda G, The Jungle Giants, G Flip, Mall Grab and King Stingray are just a few of the artists that will be performing on December 29, with RÜFÜS DU SOL taking the closing slot on the Valley Stage that evening. A Welcome to Country will be taking place at the Dance Dome on December 29 at 2pm. Beyond The Valley asks that all attendees are present.
Saturday December 30 is jam packed with Luude, DMA’S, FERG, Lady Shaka and many more, while Central Cee and Ewan McVicar will cap off the evening with a bang. Additionally, two intriguing sets are scheduled at the Dance Dome that day with ??????, sparking curiosity about what surprises and guest appearances might unfold.
On December 31, club culture and fashion icon Peggy Gou is set to bring in 2024, performing the countdown set. The New Year’s Eve programme will also feature Overmono, Flight Facilities (Decade DJ Set), DJ Heartstring and BIG WETT, with STÜM closing out the festival in the Dance Dome.
This year the festival will be premiering its ‘New Year’s Day Recovery’. For the first time, Beyond The Valley will be keeping food, hydration and wellness activities open until 6pm on January 1 to replenish before festival goers head home.
On January 1, the festival will offer a range of activities and food for punters to enjoy before departing. Activities will include yoga, pilates and massages, as well as communal art activities, a fruit and hydration station and your choice of a beanbag or hammock to recharge in. The Main Street will also remain open with lawn games and attendees have the option of taking a refreshing dip in the pools at The Better Beer Beach Club.
Beyond The Valley camping tickets are completely sold out, however, there are still festival entry passes where those who prefer to stay off site. NYE only tickets are still available giving those who don’t want to commit to multiple days, providing the option to ring in the new year, celebrate and finish up in your own bed. Situated just a short 40-minute drive away from the Surf Coast, including Torquay, Anglesea, Jan Juc and a mere 30-minute trip away from Geelong, the festival is perfect to transform an occasion into a vacation.
Beyond The Valley has also recently revealed their Wellness Sanctuary programme which will offer a plethora of activities to take part in. Amongst this long list are speed dating, yoga, pilates, dance classes, mindset coaching, live mural painting, talent shows, breathwork, massages, mediation and trivia.
On the food front this year the festival is not short on delicious, mouthwatering options. Beyond the Valley has something for everyone, ranging across food vendors such as Boost Juice, The Arancini Guy, Melbourne Paella Company, Nem N’ Nem, Smashville, Two Fat Indians, The Lil Dumpling Van, vegan food truck Little Mylk Bar, Empire Pizza, Cafe Jag Espresso, Yia Yia Souvlaki, and much more.
On the beverage front, Ugly Vodka are back this year offering their new seltzers with three refreshing, thirst quenching flavours, lemon lime, mango passion and watermelon mint, while Better Beer are bringing their Better Beer Ginger Beer to the table and more. The Red Bull bar is returning, with options galore including Red Bull’s ‘Summer Crush’ cocktail donning juneberry and garnished with edible flowers. Diageo is also joining Beyond The Valley again this year with margarita’s galore at The Casamigos Tequila Bar.
The Podcast Stage, the only one of its kind at any Australian music festival, is dedicated to live and interactive recordings of all your favourite podcasts. Presented by The Daily Aus, the podcast stage will feature Where’s Your Head At hosted by Love Island alumni Anna and Matt, Yarning Up First Nations Stories with Caroline Kell, music focussed Flopstars, AFL football player’s podcast The Mason Cox Show, certified Australian Sex and Relationship Practitioner Georgia Grace’s show In Bed With Georgia Grace, Jamo & Dylan, Scheana Shay’s Scheananigans With Scheana Shay and more.
Alongside the festival’s usual sustainability practices such as no single use plastic water bottles, compostable services, offsetting 100% of patron transport and more, this year Beyond The Valley is introducing reusable cups with TURN. Supported by triple j, Beyond the Valley is brought to you by Untitled Group, the largest independent music promoter in Australia and the masterminds behind festivals such as Pitch Music & Arts, Grapevine Gathering, Wildlands, Ability Fest & more.
Beyond The Valley 2023 Set Times