Beyond The Valley returned to its full iteration after a number of years on hiatus (they did hold a smaller, city based version in 2021). Taking place at Barunah Plains, the venue presented a 100,000 square metre natural amphitheatre. Beyond The Valley took
Taking place at a new location, the grounds were great and there were not any negatives to state. Whilst not experienced, there were some horror stories on leaving the festival via the general camping exit – some potentially waiting eight hours. For the most part, the festival was terrific, having all the elements needed for a four-day camping experience. The food options were vast, the drink options also (and not overpriced).
The stages were at an optimal distance to eliminate noise pollution and also not too far to walk. The main stage was a significant size, as with the other stages.
Three levels of camping were offered, from glamping to premium camping to general camping – this offering meant that there was a comfortable experience on all levels.
Beyond The Valley booked a range of artists of all styles, meaning a vast array of sounds from the four stages. Largely dance music across the smaller stages, the main stage included rappers, bands and of course still dance music. The music was objectively good, having booked artists of the highest quality.
Beyond The Valley had a good mix of local Australian favourites as well as top international artists such as Diplo, Charlotte de Witte, Kaytranada, SG Lewis, Bicep, Patrick Topping and the return of Nelly Furtado. Beyond The Valley certainly smashed it with its musical offerings. They scheduled the bigger acts tactically to ensure patrons spent as much time at the festival.
Beyond The Valley returned with a bang and will continue to be a high quality NYE experience. For fans of electronic music and the friges – BTV is the place to be. Being the first time the festival was held there, errors were bound to occur – although minimal in 2022, 2023 is sure to be a smoother experience.