Music & Art Environments
The Beach, a.k.a "Playa Del Murray" a.k.a "Naked = Free Watermelon" is a cool escape from the thick of things. Situated on the southern tip of the festival site, you'll find a long stretch of sand where you can plunge into the refreshing waters of the Murray for one of Australia's most iconic wild river swimming experiences. While you get your beach bum on, some of your favourite local and international DJs will spend the day serving up fresh beats from the Beach Shack. Please note, our DJs also double as lifeguards (maybe kidding?).
THE WILDLANDS AMPHITHEATRE
Oh, the memories we've had here.... The Wildlands has hosted the first ever performances in the Australian bush for many of our favourite artists - from Moodymann, to Carl Craig, Booka Shade, Tycho and KiNK. With some of the most innovative stage & canopy designs Australia has ever seen, and a world class Funktion One system, it's a guaranteed good time. Over the year's it's seen disco marathons from Soul Clap, mind-bending live performances from Mathew Jonson & Cobblestone Jazz, witnessed streakers jump on stage during a techno set, and who could forget that time a freak thunderstorm hit and CC:DISCO! refused to stop DJing, using a tarp as her only defensive mechanism!
THE TEA LOUNGE
Are you seeking a moment of tranquility? Hidden amongst the Ghost Gums is an Oriental Paradise waiting for you to visit. Grab a comfortable seat, kick back and share a delicious elixir courtesy of our beloved Tea Master - Hannah Dupree of Storm in a Tea Cup. The Tea Lounge serves delicious teas in both traditional oriental and completely non-traditional bush style throughout the festival. Tea service is 100% F-R-E-E and provided as a complimentary service to keep your vibe alive. Oh, and you get to enjoy the entire experience while kicking back to the live sounds of Melbourne's best up and coming jazz, funk, reggae, and neo-soul bands.
The warm heart of the festival, the Village is a space designed to help you grow & connect with another side of yourself. Featuring workshops on screen printing, yoga, dance, nutrition and "Partying with Purpose", take some time to explore what is on offer. You can get a shiatsu massage, meander through the art gallery, or grab a hammock in our hanging garden of Australian native plants and just contemplate the world going by (we cannot recommend the latter more highly).
The home of live music at Strawberry Fields, the Grove is where you go to get down to the likes of Hiatus Kaiyote, Nightmares on Wax, FKJ, Shigeto or Oddisee. Get wrapped up in the silky smooth vocals of a local soul singer or a wordsmith extraordinaire. Featuring live painting and amphitheatre seating, this space is hard to leave if you want to see some of the world's most talented live performers do their thang.
Some call it a corrugated tin shack in the woods - we call it Australia's best kept secret pub. With a delicious selection of craft beers, ciders, and cocktails on offer, you'll spend hours jumping to the sounds of some of our favourite selectors from Australia and overseas.