Peats Ridge is the alternative way to spend New Years in Australia! Set in the beautiful Glenworth Valley, just over one hour North of Sydney, the Festival is a total escape from the city, from your job, from everything!
In the valley you will find a bewildering array of things to do. Peats Ridge is a Festival of Music, Arts & Sustainability and we have a vast, hard working team who move heaven and earth to create a total experience for you to become lost in.
At Peats, it's all about the vibe. Happy, smiling, joyful and kooky. Each year the Festival grows, we see the return of much loved faces and places plus new worlds to explore each time.
Musically, we have a cornucopia of talent for you. We guarantee you will hear music at Peats Ridge that will stay in your collection for the rest of your life. We focus on quality, what ever style it may be. From unknowns who applied to perform at Peats and have gone on to become stars, like Angus & Julia Stone or The Jezabels, through to diverse internationals like Lamb or De La Soul to homegrown heroes like Gotye and Xavier Rudd. There's nothing like a truly great performance under the stars, it's the best way to experience music. Last year Gotye saw us into the new year with a magical set and we can't wait to celebrate Midnight on NYE with The John Butler Trio this year!
Artistically, we bring the Festival to life everywhere you look with a range of original and commissioned arworks, installations and circus, acrobatics, theatre, performance and a Wonderland of the weird.
Our mission is to be a sustainable event and to help spread the word about preserving this beautiful world we live in. At our Eco-Living Village you can hear about the cutting edge in Sustainability and developments in the world.
Plus we have a Childrens Festival, a fantastic opening ceremony from the Darkinjung people, a world of organic and delicious foods, fantastic bars and watering holes, riverside camping and swimming, late night lairs and above all, a community of artists, performers, volunteers and friends who come together once a year to celebrate the joy of life at Peats Ridge in a collective experience that is so big it's hard to take it all in. And don't forget the literally massive New Years Eve Fancy Dress Masquerade Party! It will amaze you.
Join us for the 2012 Festival, this year will be the best Peats Ridge yet :-)