An Annual Affair
The smiles, the sunburn, the sky and the clouds. The strangers, the friends - both new found and old. That long drive into the unknown, followed by dancing, and inevitable laughter. Embarking on adventures through the ghost gums, discovering a bamboo playground, an oriental tea lounge, a jazz quintet improvising in a temple or a disco legend unleashing funk & soul from a treehouse. Afternoons of wild river swimming and those quite moments of reflection.
These are the things that will define the greatest weekend of your life.
Welcome to the wild world of Strawberry Fields.
Down a long and dusty road, a few hours north of Melbourne and hidden amongst the ghost gums, is a paradise known to many as the Wildlands. Situated alongside the banks of the iconic Murray River, you can enjoy wild river swimming from sun up to sun down.
Only 15 minutes away lies the beautiful historic township of Tocumwal, where all the modern conveniences you may require prior to entering the festival can be found.
The festival features four major music areas, along with a series of theme camps. Each area has a distinct personality, expressed both in the decor and the styles of music features. A wide variety of genres are performed by over 100 international and local artists, from breakthrough house, disco & techno to live reggae, hip hop, soul, jazz, acoustic and classical.
The Art & Performance
The visual and immersive elements of Strawberry Fields are valued as highly as the music. Each year we invite a selection of the world's foremost visual artists and performers to dream up environments for you to explore.
The Art & Performance program encompasses four key elements - stage decor, installations, workshops & healing, and performance art.
Our team aims to continually push the boundaries of what can be achieved with stage environments in the Australian bush. Our previous exploits include towering bamboo arenas, multi storey band temples, a mid century saloon pub, an oriental tea lounge and a giant roving metallic insect.
There is plenty to discover outside of the stage arenas. Open a magical door to a mirrored world, skate Australia's first bush half pipe, lounge underneath a singing jellyfish, or simply watch the world go by in a hammock suspended in a misting garden - these are the adventures we have planned for you.
WORKSHOPS & HEALING
Indulge your yoga cravings, get deep in Zen Shiatsu, try your hand at screen printing your own t-shirt, explore the arts of Life Drawing and Sound Healing, or just kick back at the Day Spa and learn how to "Party with Purpose" - there is plenty to explore in the festival Village.
Aerialists, actors, dancing troupes, marching bands, stilt walkers, comedians, fire spinners and other roving performers which defy categorisation - all of these will appear at random throughout the weekend, and when you least expect it.