After teasing festivalgoers on Instagram since July, Beyond the Valley finally announced its full line-up today. More than 50 local and international acts will join Aussie headliners Rüfüs Du Sol for the four-day event at Barunah Plains, 90 minutes south-west of Melbourne.
UK rapper Central Cee (famous for his viral hit Doja), club culture and fashion icon Peggy Gou and Milkshake singer Kelis are all on the bill. Other big names in the electronic music scene include Stüm, Kettama, Overmono, Mall Grab, Ross From Friends, Ewan McVicar and Logic1000. On the live music front, the festival will host local artists the Jungle Giants, Big Wett, DMAs, Lastlings, King Stingray and G Flip.
Punters familiar with the festival will welcome the return of its three main stages, The Valley Stage, The Dance Dome and Dr Dan’s, which feature architecturally designed elements and world-class AV equipment. Inspired by the European club scene, a fourth (hidden) stage will be taken over by yet-to-be-revealed artists.
The Podcast Stage is celebrating its second anniversary this year. Hosted by The Daily Aus, it’ll feature live interactive recordings of podcasts from Vanderpump Rules star Scheana Shay, Miss Universe Australia winner Maria Thattil, AFL footballer Mason Cox and more.
In between sets, you’ll also be able to ride a Ferris wheel, get hitched at an inflatable wedding chapel, join yoga and meditation classes, and take a dip at the Better Beer Beach Club. And if you’re lucky, you’ll bump into Poof Doof’s roving Pride Patrol drag show.
As always, general, premium, and luxe camping options are available. In addition, campers have the option of opting for pre-pitched tents for a slightly more elevated (and convenient) experience. An upgraded VIP ticket elevates the experience that much more, with access to lounge areas, cocktails, and a viewing platform overlooking the Valley Stage. Entry-only tickets start from $299, with camping tickets sold separately. To nab one, registering for presale is your best chance.
Beyond the Valley runs from December 28, 2023 to January 1, 2024.
Rüfüs Du Sol
The Jungle Giants
Conducta B2B Notion
Ross From Friends (DJ Set)
Sunshine & Disco Faith Choir