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Festival No. 23

This new Macedon Ranges festival combines live performances with immersive art installations, workshops, talks and outdoor activities aplenty.
By Marissa Ciampi
January 30, 2020
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By Marissa Ciampi
January 30, 2020
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The Macedon Ranges is set to host a brand new electronica festival next month — and it's offering a whole lot more than just music. Festival No. 23 will combine live performances with immersive art installations, workshops, talks and outdoor activities aplenty. The festival will take over the Lancemore Macedon Ranges hotel complex and surrounding 274 acres of bushland from February 7–9.

The music lineup will span three stages and feature heaps of local and international heavy hitters, including Stacey Pullen and Osúnlade from The States, Trus'me from the UK and Oceanvs Orientalis from Turkey. Plus, a whole lot from Europe's electronic mecca, Germany — including RSS Disco, Dave Dinger and Wareika — some from France, namely Traumer, KIKO and Melina. You can view the full lineup here.

RSS Disco

Then there's the art installations, which span Fizzyoke's queer karaoke safe-space, an upcycled rave sculpture and a multi-sensory music, sound and mind space by LA's Human Exploratorium. Over at The Nook, a weekend's worth of workshops, talks and spiritual explorations will take place. Topics include the medical application of psychedelics, environmental consciousness, ice bathing, yoga and and holistic medicine.

When you're not busy with the festival offerings, there's plenty more to explore around the grounds — including bushwalks, a freshwater dam, plunge pool and tennis courts to boot.

As far as accommodation goes, each ticket includes onsite DIY (and BYO) camping facilities with hot showers and composting toilets. For those looking to sleep in a bit of comfort — and avoid setting up their own camping equipment — ticket holders can upgrade to luxury glamping tents instead. The hotel itself is already fully booked.

First release tickets have already sold out, so best grab second release while you still can.

Top images: Lancemore Macedon Ranges

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