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Say Hello To Australia’s New European-Style Camping Festival, And Its Mega Lineup

Written by Emmy Mack on September 17, 2015

Chet Faker, Flight Facilities and Father John Misty are just some of the names emblazoned on the gigan-a-mous bill for WA’s new Disconnect Festival.

The three-day camping extravaganza, situated in the picturesque Fairbridge Village just one hour south of Perth, is scheduled to take place this December, from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th.

With the tagline “What a music festival should be”, Disconnect 2015 is being touted as a European-style festival experience, featuring a diverse, monster lineup of both international and homegrown talent, as well as art, comedy, burlesque, vaudeville, sport, adventure activities, spoken word shows, gourmet food and more, set against its lush historic village backdrop.

Some of the other acts on the jaw-dropping lineup include Neon Indian and Mercury Rev from the USA, Aussie favourites Meg Mac, The Jungle Giants, Tkay Maidza and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Swedish alt-fusion group Goat and stacks more.

More music, art, comedy and cabaret acts will also be announced shortly.

Tickets to Disconnect 2015 go on sale to the general public from 9am next Tuesday 22nd September, but those who sign-up to the database via the festival’s website will get access to discount pre-sale early bird tix.

Check out the full lineup, along with a breakdown of all the utterly ridonkulous stages and festival activities on offer, below.

UPDATE 14/10/15: Even more acts including Pond, City Calm Down and Harts, have joined the Disconnect festival lineup. See the updated lineup below.

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Disconnect 2015

Friday, 11th December – Sunday, 13th December 2015
Fairbridge Village WA
Tickets: Disconnect

Lineup

Pond
City Calm Down
Harts
Peter Bibby
Timothy Nelson & The Infidels
Mathas
Sid Pattni
Death Disco DJs
Tommyhawks
Fait
Hamjam
Lucy Peach
Edde
Angus Dawson
RU
Antiques Roadshow
Bloom
Benny Mayhem
Bedouin Sea
WAAPA Gospel Choir
Sydnee Carter
Sean Wise
K-La
Mezko
The River Styx
DJ Rovy Rush
DJ Eddy Electric

Joining…

Chet Faker
Flight Facilities
Father John Misty (USA)
Neon Indian (USA)
Mercury Rev (USA)
Meg Mac
The Jungle Giants
Tkay Maidza
Goat (SWE)
Optimo (UK)
Julia Holter (USA)
Bully (USA)
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard
Abbe May
Felicity Groom
Tired Lion
Slum Sociable
Ruby Boots
Methyl Ethel
Command Q
Woodes
Akouo
Jessica Pratt (USA)
Lilt
All Our Exes Live In Texas
Joni In The Moon
Grrl Pal
Spire
Helen Shanahan

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Stages:

Darling View Amphitheatre: The main stage sits at the bottom of a beautiful natural amphitheatre, with the rolling Darling Ranges as a backdrop and the Milky Way for a rooftop.

The Chapel: The 200-seat, heritage listed, non-consecrated CHAPEL, will host acoustic sets from our very special guests. Pull up a pew, soak up the atmosphere, and be dazzled by the acoustics as some of the hottest names in music treat you to the most intimate of experiences.

The Secret Garden: A natural wonderland is nestled in the beautiful gardens of the historic Fairbridge House. It’s an enchanted garden where you while away the day, with soulful DJ sets, cool vibes, great conversations and delicious long drinks.

Late Night Speakeasy: Built in 1933, the last year of Prohibition, the sprawling multi-story Club House is the venue for the eclectic 1933. Taking inspiration from its era, this venue comes alive late into the night with hot ‘n’ sweaty electroswing, big band, rockabilly, stomping northern soul sets and outlandish performance moments.

Activities:

The Mess Hall: Not only offers gourmet breakfast and fine coffee in the morning, it also hosts inspiring “Big Ideas for Breakfast” talks, Spoken Word in the afternoon and a full Comedy program in the evening, including Bogan Bingo and stand up.

Adventureland: Perfect for the kids and big kids at heart, with a fully staffed giant flying fox, rockclimbing wall, a tyre swing and heaps more.

The Imaginarium: A huge circus tent full of fun entertainment for the kids all day. By night, the kids wonderland transforms into…

Risque: A burlesque and cabaret extravaganza.

Sport: There’s a mini golf course, basketball and tennis courts, beach volleyball, cricket nets, pool tables and a full size oval. There’s even a pool to freshen up and cure any fuzzy heads.

The Sanctuary: A spa haven where you can relax and rejuvenate.

Chow Town: Offers a huge range of international epicurean delights and bespoke beverages. There’ll be multiple licensed areas throughout the site.

Market Alley: If you’re after a bit of handmade retail therapy, this is the place for you.

Workshops: To fuel your creativity and thirst for knowledge. There’s a range of programs including arts and crafts, photography and heaps more.

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