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Mark Your Calendar: Wildlands Has Locked in Its Summer 2023–24 Dates and Venues

The dance, electronic and hip hop fest will kick off its run on New Year's Eve at Brisbane Showgrounds, then return to Perth and Adelaide.
By Sarah Ward
August 18, 2023
By Sarah Ward
August 18, 2023

Winter may still have a couple of weeks left for 2023, but summer is well and truly on the Australian festival scene's minds already. In the space of mere days, Beyond The Valley, Field Day, Good Things and Meredith have each dropped lineups, while Heaps Good has announced expansion plans. Now, Wildlands has confirmed its return with 2023–24 dates and venues.

It's been four years since Brisbane welcomed Wildlands to the city, with the teams behind Victoria's Beyond The Valley and Perth's Origin Fields fests giving the Sunshine State a big new summer party. Fast-forward to 2023, and the event will return again to see out another hectic 12-month period and welcome in a new one. And, after expanding to Perth and Adelaide over the summer of 2022–23 as well, it's heading back to Western Australia and South Australia, too.

This year's party will get started on the biggest night there is for celebrations: New Year's Eve. That's when Wildlands will kick off its latest run at Brisbane Showgrounds, before embracing 2024 on Saturday, January 6 at Claremont Showgrounds and Sunday, January 7 at Ellis Park.

Wildlands boasts a focus on dance music, electronic beats and hip hop, but it hasn't announced its new lineup as yet. That said, it has been teasing his year's fests with a video set to RÜFÜS DU SOL — and RÜFÜS DU SOL are also playing Beyond The Valley and Field Day around the same time.

Wildlands' last tour featured Diplo, Denzel Curry and Dom Dolla, plus Yeat, Aitch, Kaytranada, Tkay Maidza, Honey Dijon and BENE — and Yung Lean, Shygirl, Remi Wolf, Kanine and SG Lewis, too — which should give you an idea of the kind of bill that's in store.

The fest does like going big — its first-ever event back in 2019 featured Tyler, The Creator, after all, as well as RÜFÜS DU SOL. In 2021, The Veronicas, Spacey Jane, Cosmo's Midnight and more did the honours.


Sunday, December 31, 2023 — Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane
Saturday, January 6, 2024 — Claremont Showgrounds, Perth
Sunday, January 7, 2024 — Ellis Park, Adelaide

Wildlands will hit Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide across December 2023–January 2024. We'll update you with lineup details when they're announced — and you can register for ticket pre sales via the festival website in the interim.

Images: Jordan Munn / Mitch Lowe.

Published on August 18, 2023 by Sarah Ward
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