Babylon: A new world is coming. An enchanting music and lifestyle camping festival that will be set deep in the heart of the Australian wilderness; taking place across four days and in two locations. Featuring an inspired curation of local and international live and electronic music artists, alongside a unique world of art, mindfulness and community exploration.
Equal parts dystopian playground and bohemian gathering the musical programming will focus on techno, psytrance, deep house and experimental beats, all wrapped up and delivered in crystal clear sound and spectacular production. A true treat for the senses. This newest experience from Richie McNeill and his team at Hardware is on labour day weekend – March 2017; and the two festivals will operate simultaneously in Victoria and New South Wales. In New South Wales local promoters: Swerve, Finely Tuned and THIS will be working together to co-present the event alongside Hardware.
“It’s really exciting for us to be able to produce this world class event, with Babylon we aim to create something different, but to also set a benchmark for organisation as there has been some disappointed punters with festivals of this kind in the recent past. It’s important for us that the locations are magical, and we think with these two sites we have nailed it. It will be an eclectic event with something for everyone. A new dawn.” says Richie McNeill (CEO Hardware Group)
Babylon revellers are to be free of everyday pressure, judgement and limitations, surrounded by friends and likeminded futurists, artists and performers… Coming together in the beautiful surrounds of the Australian countryside with soft earth under foot and constellations overhead.
BABYLON Food Village
The Babylon food village will present a wide range of nourishing food and drink options catering to all tastes and preferences. There will also be drinking water stations on site, so we encourage you to bring your own bottles to reduce waste. Full details of vendors will be announced soon.
BABYLON Market Place and Lifestyle
Festival fashion, handmade accessories and jewellery and wide array of locally designed products will be available for you to enhance your Babylon journey, a place where you can find that perfect keepsake.
BABYLON Workshops and Mindfulness
Be inspired, interact, expand your mind and current perspective. Babylon will be offering a diverse program of wellness and mindfulness workshops for you to experience and discover. Whether it be a hands-on creative activity for you to learn a new craft, a yoga class or a mindful meditation retreat, it’s up to you how you want to compliment your outdoor musical experience. Heal, detox and recharge your mind and your body.
VIC (Mar 10-13, 2017)
Nestled into the core of the Northern Grampians and enveloped by the Kara Kara National Park. A river separates three amazing stages from the flat cleared land of our camping area – a perfect place to position your tent and settle in.
NSW (Mar 10-12, 2017)
Surrounded by the wonders of World Heritage listed wilderness, the Capertee Valley is the world’s second largest canyon. Sandstone cliffs dominate the escarpment, drawing down into a deep chasm carved into the environment over millions of years. Rising majestically out of the valley floor is a monolith in size and spectacle. A breathtaking backdrop.
First release tickets start at $199+BF and are on sale here.
General camping will be included in the Babylon GA ticket.
The Hanging Gardens Glamping will also be available for those who would like a more luxurious camping experience. The Hanging Gardens glamping village will be a secluded space for you to rest, relax and rejuvenate between dancefloor activity. There will be 4 person and 6 person tents available in Classic and Lush packages. Classic Package Tents include beds and linens, rugs, lights and bunting. Bedding configuration upon request. Lush Package Tents include beds and linens, rugs, lights, bunting, table, ornamental pieces, doormat and throw for beds. Bedding configuration upon request.
Within The Hanging Gardens Village you’ll have access to:
24 hr glamping host / management team & 24 hr cleaners
Communal shaded hang out lounge
Exclusive showers and toilets
* The Hanging Gardens Glamping tickets do not include your festival ticket, this must be purchased separately here.
Babylon will be providing shuttle buses to and from the closest regional station in each state. Charter coaches will also be made available for booking and will be departing from the CBD in both cities providing direct transport to and from the festival. For those that are planning to drive, carpooling is strongly recommended and the festival is accessible via main highways and arterial roads. More info on routes and transport options coming soon.