Festival No.23 is an immersive arts and music retreat in the Macedon Ranges. A proper party experience coupled with opportunities for regeneration, inspiration and that little something magical that happens when we come together with common intention. We invite you to come and connect with each other and the beautiful natural surrounds, and to leave better than you came.
The ultimate grown-up adventure playground, Festival No.23 celebrates indulgence while being elegantly refined. It will leave you refreshed, not ruined. Engaged, not exhausted. Our intention is to create a middle ground between a decadent bush doof and a spiritual retreat experience so that people don’t have to pick and choose, but can enjoy both. We invite you to playfully experiment with the two extremes, for a more holistic and rewarding experience.
WHAT’S ON OFFER
Imagine indulgent sophistication dancing hand-in-hand with a carefully crafted line-up of exciting electronic music acts, art and DJ’s. Well-manicured hedonism with a quietly spiritual bent; and a carefully cultured appreciation of art, music, workshops and food. This is a step away from the traditional bush doof. Next level, new format.
Nestled in the scenic Macedon Ranges, Festival No.23. is a breath of fresh air, the ultimate escape from reality. Just 66kms from Melbourne, we’ll be utilising an amazing hotel complex to host our dance floors, workshops, immersive art installations, outdoor activities & camping.
A general camping pass comes with all ticket purchases. However, we encourage everyone looking to maximise their experience to consider a hotel room, glamping package or explore the myriad of cabin options in the area.
WHY NO.23 YOU ASK?
The number 23 appears in many contexts as a number of significance, from the bible to your average blockbuster Hollywood film. For us, it’s homage to the pioneering days of rave in the Uk, and the incredible Spiral Tribe, leaders of the late 80’s free party scene, who are still flying the flag for electronic music as a force for social change. It’s a reminder of why we partake in festivals for music, community and freedom of expression. We re-appropriate it here as a reminder of that innovative spirit and DIY ethos.
THE INTERNATIONAL LINE UP
Local artists announced soon.
This is an intimate event with limited tickets.
Festival No.23 acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land of Australia, and pay respect to all Elders – past, present and emerging.
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