ORIGINAL STORY: Western Australia’s Origin NYE festival is taking “new year, new me” literally this year, today announcing a rebrand, including a name change, location change and expansion to a two-day event.
The new name is Origin Fields festival, which will now take place over two days as opposed to the usual one: Sunday, 30th and Monday, 31st December. The festival is also moving back to a new location at Langley Reserve, with what organisers have described as “a new musical direction”.
With this announcement, the minds behind Origin Fields took to social media and shared an incredibly personal letter about the festival’s astounding trajectory.
“I started Origin when I was twenty with a team that has grown with me from the beginning, we are extremely proud of what we have created over the past 11-years,” the letter reads.
“From booking ‘sub culture’ acts and watching the music we love gradually become the mainstream. It’s been a crazy ride.
“Time changes things, in this case we have a new dream. To become an event that anyone in Perth can attend to celebrate the new year.
“We can’t thank Perth, our interstate and international travellers enough for their continual support. Without their passion, Origin wouldn’t be the monster it is today.”
While we have no date for a lineup announcement just yet, we know we can expect it “in the coming weeks”. Last year’s Origin lineup featured the likes of DJ Snake, Mura Masa and ScHoolBoy Q.
Read the festival’s full social media statement and catch ticketing details for Origin Fields 2018, below.
Origin Fields 2018
Pre-sale available from Tuesday, 7th August.
Sunday, 30th — Monday, 31st December
Langley Reserve, Perth
Tickets: Official Website