Why you need to add Your Paradise to your festival bucket list
Party in paradise
How would you like to wake up on a tropical island in the South Pacific Ocean, watch the sunrise from a private beachfront, followed by a mojito (or five) at a floating beach club, only to finish the day on a super yacht partying with some of the highest-class international DJs? This is Your Paradise, a unique festival experience that flies 600 people to Fiji for the ultimate cultural and musical event.
The Your Paradise festival experience includes flights from Sydney, Melbourne, or Brisbane, a five-night resort stay on Malolo Lai Lai (Plantation Island, Fiji) and an international music line-up that bounces between electronic and deep house music. Instead of the treacherous stage-to-stage shuffle that most festivals incur, Your Paradise has artists perform on secret sandbanks, across beachfronts, at floating bars (Cloud 9) and on oversized catamarans.
"In our first year, the biggest challenge was convincing people we were doing this for real," cofounder, Hadi J, told Forbes in an interview. "Now in our fourth year this challenge has turned into improving the experience each and every time."
This year the line-up features Carmada, Hot Dub Time Machine, Snakehips, Jauz and Touch Sensitive among others, with "special guests" to be announced. Considering last year US DJ Skirllex made a last minute appearance, those attending this year are sure to be in for a good surprise.
"Watching Skrillex perform our Sandbank Party, which took place in the middle of the ocean and finished once the tide rose and took the bank with it, was unreal," co-founder Steve Pillemer told Forbes. "Our guests arrived by boat and were immediately blown away to find him spinning from a small stage wedged into the sand. As the helicopter and film crew flew overhead and captured this small group of 150 people dancing to arguably the world's biggest DJ, I couldn't help but pinch myself."
It's called Your Paradise because you can tailor the experience to be exactly just that. The festival offers a range of activities such as scuba diving, sky diving and curated surfing trips. And if you think you've been hit hard with FOMO at the thought of not being there, your diagnosis has is about to worsen; Your Paradise if occurring right now (December 6 - 12), but can be followed via the festival's socials here.
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