The festival will pivot to a special edition hosted across two days at an inner-city location.
Held in Lardner Park approximately 75 minutes east of Melbourne, Beyond The Valley has become a Victorian festival favourite since their first event in 2014. The flagship product of the Untitled Group, who also run Pitch Music & Arts, Grapevine Gathering and co-organise Ability Fest, the usual four-day camping extravaganza attracts a loyal contingent of attendees who have the event pencilled in every year, even before the lineup gets announced.
Now the New Year’s festival has announced it will return in 2021, albeit in a brand-new format with festival organisers revealing plans for a special two-day event at an inner-city location.
What you need to know
- Beyond The Valley plots comeback for 2021
- Replacing the four-day camping event, the event has revealed plans for two-day inner-city event
- The line-up and the undisclosed Melbourne location have been locked in
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In a statement shared this week on social media, it was announced the festival would run between 30-31 December in Melbourne, instead of the usual sprawling Gippsland Parklands at its Lardner location. Organisers said it was the approach which gives us the best chance of being all together this New Year’s.
“While we had full intention of making a triumphant comeback in our usual format this year, the reality is the situation in Australia remains volatile and the threat of snap lockdowns makes planning a large-scale camping festival unfeasible,” organisers said.
“With no insurance currently available for events and no concrete timeline for music festivals to return, we’ve sadly made the decision that Beyond The Valley will not be operating as a four-day camping event this year.
“The prospect of facing a last-minute cancellation is too crushing, potentially causing a blow we would not be able to come back from and shattering all of your New Year’s plans.”
According to the team, the line-up and the undisclosed Melbourne location have been locked in.
“We are just waiting to see how the current situation unfolds and we’ll be back with more news ASAP.”
Last year’s festival was cancelled (like many others) due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with its most last event going ahead in 2019 event featuring the likes of Rüfüs Du Sol, Cub Sport, Mallrat, Tyler, The Creator, Hayden James, Meg Mac, and Confidence Man, among other acts.
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