The highly anticipated third instalment of Your Paradise Music Festival returns with another stellar lineup that looks to build upon the success of its predecessors. Featuring the likes of Justin Martin, What So Not, Slumberjack, Cut Snake, a rare one-off performance from Switch and a smorgasbord of local and international producers, Your Paradise is shaping up to be the most intriguing music festival of 2016.
Based on the picturesque island of Malolo Lailai, Fiji, Your Paradise is an electronic party like no other this side of the equator.
If enjoying some of the worlds best up and coming electronic artists on a gorgeous sandy beach with the sun out and a cold one in your hand doesn’t sound like your thing, then feel free to traverse the island and experience going for a snorkel, surf, jet ski, skydive and soak up the sun. Your Paradise also looks to integrate an authentic Fijian cultural experience with island BBQ’s, fire dancer performances and the ceremonial preparation of the Kava root.
If THAT isn’t your thing then maybe you just don’t like fun…
With such a unique setting for a music festival, let’s think of some of our other favourite islands – In the southern hemisphere – for a potential music festival (and potential cringe-worthy names for them):
Potential Title: WhitSundaySession.
It’s well known that you kind find sand anywhere in the world that is much whiter than the Whitsundays. The gorgeous sand banks in south Queensland would be a very interesting location for any dance musical event if the locals would allow it. The Whitsundays have been an Australian favourite for a holiday forever so why not let your hair down and have a little boogie as well?
Potential Title: Something Other Than Fishing & Tourism Festival.
Technically a part of both the Southern and Northern Hemispheres as it lies right on the border of the equator, I’m using a technicality to allow it to be a part of the southern hemisphere. The Maldives really speaks for itself. An often dream location for a wedding, retirement, honeymoon, holiday, or just living, in general, it is often associated with a fantasy getaway. And so it should be it’s gorgeous. If I could run away and live there I would and a yearly electronic music festival would just turn it into a slice of heaven although I may be in the minority on that one.
Potential Title: Survivor: Vanuatu
This list has quickly turned into places I would like to run away to and go on holiday but I guess that’s not such a bad thing. For a music festival called Your Paradise, it seems appropriate that all locations must look like a fantasy paradise and Vanuatu is no exception. Made up of over 80 islands that stretch 1,300 km the island offers all traditional exploration activities like scuba diving and hiking etc, but if anything, 80 islands means 80 separate opportunities for a dance festival. Like someone seriously, get it done.
Potential Title: Battle for Helm’s Deep House.
New Zealand is known for many things, such as it gorgeous mountains, waterfalls, landscapes, and its severe lack of a defence force, so what’s stopping us from holding an electronic party there? That’s right, Nothing! But really New Zealand could always use another music festival, especially for an economy that thrives off Lord Of The Rings tourism, anything else is an improvement. New Zealand is gorgeous and everyone needs an excuse to visit our neighbours more.