Beyond the Valley Festival: A New Chapter in Live Entertainment

Melbourne, Play / 9 August 2023
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Beyond the Valley Festival: A New Chapter in Live Entertainment

Melbourne, Play / 9 August 2023

The Return to Barunah Plains

Australia’s largest New Year’s Eve festival, Beyond the Valley, has released some thrilling updates for this year’s event. This exciting festival is set to take place once more at Barunah Plains, a stunning oasis only 1.5 hours from Melbourne. The natural amphitheatre, covering 100,000 square metres, awaits festival-goers from 28th December to 1st January.

Musical Acts and Unveilings

Stay tuned for a lineup announcement soon! Already, social media hints have begun with a Channel Tres song and a teaser featuring RÜFÜS DU SOL. Beyond the Valley is not just any ordinary festival; it redefines the festival experience.

New Additions and Stage Designs

This year, the festival brings in new offerings such as architecturally crafted stages, a ferris wheel, an inflatable wedding chapel, and a revamped “Better Beer” Beach Club. The well-loved Podcast Stage, hosted by The Daily Aus, will make its return.

The festival will also revive its three acclaimed stages: the Valley Stage with a massive custom design, the Dance Dome boasting a 70-metre-wide LED wall, and the redesigned Dr Dan’s.

Accommodation and Ticketing Options

For the first time, festival and camping tickets will be sold separately, allowing for more flexibility. From Pre-Pitched tents to exclusive VIP upgrades with lush lounges and cocktails, there’s something for everyone. Entry-only tickets provide an option for local stays or nightly returns.

Commitment to Change and Sustainability

Demonstrating its values, Beyond the Valley will donate $1 from every ticket to Igniting Change, supporting various causes such as Children’s Ground and BridgeIt. The festival continues to offset emissions through Treecreds, and $50,000 will be invested in local community initiatives.

Economic Impact and Pre-Sale Information

In its first year at Barunah Plains, Beyond the Valley injected an estimated 17 million dollars into the local region. The demand for this year’s festival is high, and presale registrations are now open. Payment plans are available.

A Legacy of Entertainment

Since 2014, the festival has hosted global acts like Nelly Furtado, Dom Dolla, Tyler The Creator, and many more. Supported by triple j, and brought by Untitled Group, Beyond the Valley continues to be a significant mark in the Australian festival scene.

Get connected and join the festival from 28th December 2023 to 1st January 2024 at Barunah Plains, VIC.


The Headliners

  • RÜFÜS DU SOL: Returning after last year’s biggest Australian shows, marking their third appearance at the festival.
  • Central Cee: UK’s rap sensation with over 8 million followers.
  • Peggy Gou: Recognisable for her latest single ‘(It Goes Like) Nanana’.
  • Kelis: Set to deliver her iconic hits, including ‘Milkshake.’

Live Music Attractions

An exciting range of artists from different genres will be present:

  • Rock and Indie: The Jungle Giants, DMA’S, King Stingray, and more.
  • Electronic Scene: STÜM, KETTAMA, Overmono, and a wide variety of electronic acts.
  • R&B and Pop: Kelis, Channel Tres, Romy, and others.

Podcast Stage

Presented by The Daily Aus, it will feature:

  • Scheananigans With Scheana Shay: Making its first appearance in Australia.
  • The Maria Thattil Show: Miss Universe winner’s talk.
  • The Mason Cox Show: AFL football insights.
  • Yarning Up First Nations Stories With Caroline Kell: Cultural narratives.

Festival Experience

Beyond The Valley takes place in a breathtaking venue at Barunah Plains. Features include:

  • Architectural Stages: Custom designs like the 70-metre-wide LED wall in the Dance Dome.
  • Unique Attractions: Ferris wheel, inflatable wedding chapel, and a concealed party named ‘Schmall Klub.’
  • Wellness Activities: Revamped Sanctuary offering yoga and wellness programs.
  • Beach Club Takeover: By The Inspired Unemployed’s beer brand “Better Beer.”

Full Lineup

Music Acts:

  • RÜFÜS DU SOL, Central Cee, Peggy Gou, Destroy Lonely, DMA’S, G Flip, Kelis, Mall Grab, The Jungle Giants, BIG WETT, Boo Seeka, Cassian, Channel Tres, COBRAH, DJ Heartstring, Ewan McVicar, Jayda G, KETTAMA, Lady Shaka, Lastlings, Logic1000, LUUDE, Mella Dee, Overmono, Rebūke, Romy, Ross From Friends, salute, STÜM, Taylah Elaine, Willaris. K.

6 SENSE Section:

  • Baby G, Becca Hatch, Blusher, CRUSH3d, Crybaby, CXLOE, dameeeela, Effy, Forest Claudette, FUKHED, Gold Fang, House Mum, JessB, DJ JNETT, Mia Wray, Miss Kaninna, PANIA, Pink Matter, Saoirse, Shake Daddy, Sunshine & Disco Faith Choir, Tyson O’Brien.

Podcast Stage:

  • Presented by The Daily Aus. Hosted by James Parr & Jules Rangi, Scheananigans With Scheana Shay, Curious Conversations With Tully And Sarah, Flopstars, Jamo And Dylan, In Bed With Georgia Grace, The Maria Thattil Show, The Mason Cox Show, Where’s Your Head At, Yarning Up First Nations Stories With Caroline Kell.


Beyond The Valley’s elaborate lineup and unique offerings make it a must-attend event this New Year’s. With various options for festival-goers, including presale and payment plans, securing a ticket has never been easier. Registration for presale is encouraged to avoid disappointment.

Visit the Beyond The Valley official website for more details and registration.