Ever wanted a jacuzzi, a mini bar, and a massage parlour to go with your boutique music festival camping experience?
Well then Beyond The Valley, the new festival that’s launching this New Year’s Eve at Phillip Island, is the event for you.
Following its official announcement last week, promising a “cultural and sensory experience” with a range of fancy camping amenities and festival frills beyond its to-be-announced lineup, Beyond The Valley festival organisers have now detailed its range of VIP camping packages.
The range of Glamping options (that’s glamourous camping, for you newbies) is available to those who trump the cost for being part of ‘Chief Camp’, an “exclusive, cliff top area” at the Phillip Island Circuit camping site.
Chief Camp offers offsite private check-in and fully furnished hotel style tents, special restroom and shower areas, complimentary breakfast buffet, room service menu until 1am, onsite concierge, dedicated security, chairs, shade, lighting, games – the list goes on.
As if that wasn’t enough luxury incentive, festival-goers also have the option to “pimp” their tent with a mobile jacuzzi, private VIP toilet or shower, a fully stocked mini bar fridge, giant beanbags, hammocks, and other comforts for hire, ensuring you can live it up like Mick Jagger at Glastonbury last year.
VIP Glampers are also invited to attend a South American BBQ feast called ‘The Last Supper’ on New Years Eve and also have access to the nearby ‘Hangover Spa’ offering massages, facials, and even “30 min of hospital grade 100% oxygen to re-fill your lazy lungs.” View the full luxury camping range here.
“This is really a shift away from the super festivals of the past to a boutique camping-style offering aiming to tailor to every taste,” Beyond The Valley Director Nick Greco tells News Corp. “We wanted to do something that was a step above what was already being offered … which I think is something that has been lost with some other festivals.’’
Prices for the Chief Camp tickets and VIP packages will be announced – along with the lineup – in August, but organisers are expecting the festival – taking place from the 30th December to 1st January 2015 – to draw over 10,000 patrons in its first year. Interestingly, Beyond The Valley is hosted on the same site that was once occupied by Pyramid Rock Festival, which folded last year, citing “tough economic conditions” for its cancellation.
The Phillip Island Circuit site – owned by Lindsay Fox and the LinFox Group – had a permit to host an event and “if we don’t use it, we lose it”, as Aussie promoter Andrew McManus described it in a forthcoming feature interview with Tone Deaf.
Mr McManus, who is helping stage the production of the festival’s back-end (but not its booking), also hinted that the Beyond The Valley lineup will feature “60-70 artists,” including “two or three [major] commercial acts” as well as DJs.
Meanwhile Mr Greco tells News Corp the festival will “have a good mix of indie bands, hip hop and rap and dance music, a mix of locals and internationals and a focus on emerging Australian talent.”
Additionally, a teaser video for the New Year’s festival is soundtracked by AlunaGeorge’s ‘Superstar’ (make of that what you will).
Beyond The Valley
Tuesday 30th December, 2014 – Thursday 1st January, 2015
Phillip Island Circuit, VIC
Lineup expected August
More info at www.beyondthevalley.com.au