The legends over at We Talk You Die have put together an incredibly in-depth article explaining everything you need to know about the festival. We cant recommend you reading this highly enough, so go do it.
GETTING TO PARADISE
Paradise is held at Lake Mountain Alpine Resort in Victoria (approx 30 minutes from Marysville). It’s a two hour drive from Melbourne CBD – check out the directions on Google Maps here. It’s easy – jump on the Eastern FWY, take the Maroondah HWY exit towards Healesville, then follow the signs to Lake Mountain!
PARADISE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014 OFFICIAL SET TIMES
DON’T FORGET TO VOTE!
The 2014 Victorian State election will be held on 29 November. If you are at Paradise and unable to get to a voting centre on election day, you need to think about your voting options.
Cast an early vote. You can vote before election day by visiting an early voting centre between 17 and 28 November. All early voting locations will be advertised in the papers on 15 November, or you can go to vec.vic.gov.au from 6 October to find your nearest early voting location and hours of operation.
Apply for a postal vote. Postal vote applications will be available at election offices, Australia Post offices and at vec.vic.gov.au from 5 November.
Vote on election day. Find the voting centre closest to your home or event and vote on your way to the event. Voting centres are open from 8.00 am until 6.00 pm on election day. You can find your nearest voting centre by going to vec.vic.gov.au from 6 October or check the papers on Saturday 29 November for a complete guide to all voting locations.
URBAN PROBLEMS – MELBOURNE (OFFICIAL VIDEO CLIP)
Urban Problems have just released what is probably the best karaoke video of the year for their upcoming single “Melbourne“. The video takes you to Fed Square, NGV and Luna Park – the perfect tourism video for anyone travelling to Paradise from abroad.
YOUNG FRANCO x UV BOI – ANYWHERE
Brisbane producers Young Franco and UV Boi have just released their brand new collab titled ‘Anywhere‘. The track melds the funky, R&B-infused sounds of Young Franco, and UV Boi’s bass-heavy future beats. Young Franco and UV Boi are going to be bro-ing out with back-to-back sets at Paradise this year – and ‘Anwhere’ should give you an idea of what to expect.
PARADISE’S ANDRÉ HILLAS TALKS TO FORTE MAGAZINE
Paradise Director Andre Hillas with Anth Wendt aka Oisima.
Paradise’s Director, Andre Hillas recently had a chat with Forte Magazine about what it’s like to start-up and run a boutique music festival, as well as gives tips to any attendees to this year’s festival. Have a read of the full interview here.
FOREIGN/NATIONAL RELEASE DEBUT SELF-TITLED EP
Melbourne’s Foreign/National have just released their debut EP through Downtime. Their self-titled EP features the extremely catchy single “Paris“, and the super-dreamy “Life Tourist”. This EP really is psych-pop at it’s best, soaked with just enough nostalgia and notions of the past.
Foreign/National’s detuned guitars and psychadelic riffs are going to ring through the Mountain at Paradise 2014 – and we can’t wait!
Australia’s favourite punks Drunk Mums have just released their hotly anticipated new single, ‘Nanganator’. To celebrate, the Cairns-turned-Melbourne five-piece will hit the road for a national tour, including performing at Paradise Music Festival 2014. ‘Nanganator’ is a brazen two minutes of fast beats and ball-busting rhythms, with an infectious chorus that begs to be heard live. Written and sang by guitarist Jake ‘Dingo’ Doyle, the song is a stew of grunge, punk and rowdy Aussie rock.