McLaren Valley Festival 2016 Lineup Announced

It promised to bring “a taste of Glastonbury and Coachella” to the picturesque surrounds of New Zealand, and now the new McLaren Valley Festival has come good on that promise, dropping a 2016 lineup featuring English dance duo Disclosure, alt-rockers The Flaming Lips, Kurt Vile & The Violators and Aussies Alison Wonderland and The Preatures.

The maiden lineup for McLaren Valley Festival (formerly known as The McLaren Falls Music And Arts Festival) also includes the likes of New Zealand’s The Chills, hard rock outfit The Datsuns and Scottish alternative hip hop group Young Fathers. Catch the full first lineup announcement, below.

While the first set of acts has now been announced, festival director Paxton Talbot says there are many more still to be announced.

“We’ve picked these artists with excellence in mind. Bands and performers who, no matter their genre, will be able to speak to any member of the audience on some level, just due to their sheer calibre,” Talbot says.

The first-ever McLaren Valley Music & Arts Festival is set to take place across three stages at the gorgeous McLaren Falls Park in New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty in January 2016.

The three-day all-ages festival is promising punters rolling hills, expansive forests, markets, a wellness program, village and themed camping options and even the chance to hang out in some glow worm caves.

Catch the first 2016 McLaren Valley Festival Of Music & Arts lineup announcement alongside ticket details, below.

Watch: McLaren Valley Festival Of Music & Arts 2016 Lineup Announcement

McLaren Valley Festival 2016 Lineup


The Flaming Lips

Alison Wonderland

Kurt Vile & The Violators

The Preatures

The Chills

David Dallas & The Daylight Robbery

The Datsuns

Young Fathers

C.W Stoneking

The Phoenix Foundation

Avalanche City

Marlon Williams & The Yarra Benders

The Eastern

Tiny Ruins



Jordan Leser


Arthur Ahbez

+ more to be announced

McLaren Valley Festival 2016

Tickets on sale Monday, 24th August 2015

10th – 12th January 2016

McLaren Falls Park, Near Tauranga (New Zealand)

Tickets: McLaren Valley Festival

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