Nelly Furtado Is Coming to Australia to Headline Beyond The Valley's NYE 2022 Camping Festival
Be like a bird and fly to Barunah Plains, 90 minutes out of Melbourne — Denzel Curry, Bicep, Dom Dolla and Flight Facilities are also on the bill.
August 25, 2022
If you've been spending every weekend hitting up Australia's reawakened music festival lately, then you might have noticed two clear trends. Firstly, live music is well and truly back. Secondly, blasts from the pasts are back, too — and the just-dropped Beyond The Valley lineup has Nelly Furtado on the bill to prove it.
At other events this year, you can catch everyone from TISM and Groove Armada through to Sophie Ellis-Bextor and TLC — and now, at the three-day end-of-year fest that is Beyond The Valley, the Canadian singer behind 'I'm Like a Bird', 'Turn Off the Light', 'Maneater' and 'Promiscuous' is taking to the stage. She's doing a one-off Australian-exclusive performance at fest, as well as her first show in over five years.
The Beyond The Valley bill isn't all about getting retro, of course. Also on the eclectic lineup: Denzel Curry, Dom Dolla, Kaytranada, BENEE, Yeat, Flight Facilities, Honey Dijon, Lime Cordiale, Patrick Topping, Charlotte De Witte, Diplo and more. That includes Bicep, which'll come as no surprise if you saw the video earlier in the year announcing the fest's return, which was set to the sounds of 'Glue'.
This year's Beyond The Valley will take place from December 28, 2022–January 1, 2023, marking a nice dose of normality given that the beloved camping music festival has been on hiatus during the pandemic. It hosted a city-based spinoff in to see out 2021, aka Beyond The City, but is now back in its original guise to take care of New Year's Eve plans.
There is one big change on the agenda: a move of venues. In past years, Beyond The Valley has typically taken place in the regional Victorian town of Lardner, but for 2022 it'll sprawl across at site at Barunah Plains. So, music festival fans will be headed 90 minutes outside of Melbourne, to a spot on Wentworths Road in Hesse that comes compete with a 100,000-square metre-natural amphitheatre.
That's where Beyond The Valley will set up its three usual stages, the main stage, dance tent and multilevel dance spot Dr Dan's, as well as a new podcast stage featuring live and interactive recordings.
The 2022 fest will also include a beach club for swims; a small space that's only accessible via secret entrance called Schmall Klüb; the Poof Doof 'pride patrol'; and speed dating, yoga, pilates, meditation, open mic sessions and a fortune teller.
And, if you only want to head along for a single day — or you aren't keen on camping — Beyond The Valley is introducing a daily entry ticket.
BEYOND THE VALLEY 2022 LINEUP:
Charlotte De Witte
Cassettes For Kids
Rest For The Wicked
Teen Jesus And The Jean Teasers
The Illustrious Blacks
Beyond The Valley will run from December 28, 2022–January 1, 2023. Ticket presale registrations are open now, closing at 3pm AEST on Wednesday, August 31 — with presales starting that same day at 6pm AEST. General sales kick off at 12pm AEST on Thursday, September 1. For more information, head to the fest's website.
Top image: Mackenzie Sweetnam.
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