40 Photos from Strawberry Fields That Will Make You Want to Hop on a PlaneArticle by: Laura Mason|@everfest
Mon November 28, 2016 | 13:00 PM
While North American festies are readying for a winter mostly devoid of festivals, Australian festies are just getting started on their festival season. Making us miss our summer of festivaling even more than we already do are these images from the continent's amazing boutique event, Strawberry Fields.
Two hundred and forty seven kilometers beyond Melbourne, deep into the New South Wales bush, is a small township called Tocumwal. Tocumwal has a population of 1,970, is home to just one primary school, and is best known for being the home of a giant, fiberglass Murray Cod. Perhaps not the most obvious place to host one of the most progressive and exciting festivals in the southern hemisphere, but Strawberry Fields has thrived there since 2009.
And like a true bushland fairytale, Strawberry Fields just gets better and better as each year passes. Starting out as a techno-focused event, it has broadened its scope to include a wide range of electronic music, as well being as a carousing showcase for artists, entertainers and performance wizards. They make a concerted effort to go local with the names on the bill, and they have only one remit when making their line-up decisions: quality.
With a 6,000 capacity, Strawberry Fields operates in that perfect small festival space. There's enough room to play around in, with four stages and one bar. And, if you lose track of one of your newfound friends – which you most likely will – you’re sure to run/bump/stumble/cuddle into them the next day.
Enjoy our Strawberry Fields gallery below, which is rife with art, mesmerizing lights, musicians, and Aussie festies in full regalia.