The Pleasure Garden returns on December 8, painting St Kilda's Catani Gardens with colour, art installations, roving performers and, of course, some huge beats.
A heady mix of Rainbow Serpent, Glastonbury and every other time you've had an impromptu sweaty day dance party with your mates (costumes mandatory), the festival, though only in its third year, knows exactly what it's doing. The small festival packs a lot of punch, with five different stages and zones to flit between across the day. Get into recognisable tracks on the Conservatory Stage, where The Temper Trap and Xavier Rudd will play throughout the day. Then you can get into some deep house at the Beach Club, into some reggae at Bass Station and, later, dance it up at the House Party area.
And once you've flailed around to Confidence Man and itched in your costume for a while, there'll be plenty to revive your sweaty self with some of the city's best food trucks joining the lineup. There'll also be roving performers, art installations, market stalls and chill out spots for a break for when you wan a break from the bass. Best part? Tickets are under 100 bucks.
Images: Duncographic and Rhys Newling.