Skyvillage: A New Festival for New Year’s Eve

Last September, a group of friends lamented about the lack of friendly, fun filled options for New Year’s Eve in Sydney. Their skills spanned from music promotion, to catering, marketing and arts management. They decided to do something about it. The result was Skyvillage.

Dec: Creating and performing at the first ever Skyvillage Festival

Skyvillage was a small scale arts festival held on a gorgeous heritage listed site called Scheyville National Park, just one hour from the Sydney CBD. The site is beautiful, surrounded by fields and trees, but also has a remarkable history. Originally a migrant farm, then a socialist community, and finally an army training facility, Scheyville is a rich and interesting place.

Working with National Parks, the other authorities, and incredible team of like minded volunteers, we put on a gorgeous event, with two stages of music, a karaoke tent, Nargile Lounge, teepees, Young Henry’s pop up bar, Papermoose cinema, burlesque, workshops and our infamous Nude Disco. Described as an ‘electrified hoe-down’, the whole shebang was an incredible experience, and we have received an absolute flood of positive feedback.

Nonetheless, there is much that we would like to improve upon for the next big NYE bash, and we want your opinion. If you were at the inaugural Skyvillage and want to help us get bigger & better, please fill in our survey here.

For the image-hungry:

Skyvillage by Day

Skyvillage by Night

Dreadnought Stage and Djs

Latoosh Stage, Bands & Performers

All images are courtesy of the fantastic David Haworth Photography

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