The Vibe

Tanglewood is a boutique music and arts festival held 2 hours North East from Melbourne in Thornton, Lake Eildon over New Years Eve, 30th December – 2nd January. Tanglewood boasts an extremely diverse range of artistic pursuits, attempting to showcase all the beautiful cultures and subcultures and nooks and cranny's rippling through our community.

Tanlgewood festival is a festival that gets back to the roots. It is not trying to sell out, the numbers are capped to ensure the good family vibe. It is not about the sponsors or headliners, it is about the quality of music and art that we surround our selves with and can mostly be found locally in your own backyard, local bar or basement. Every dollar made is spent on production, artists and interactive activities. If prices go up its to make the event better and not have to sell more tickets. The crew working this event are still volunteering their time to make this event happen every year.

We aim to draw people from any and all walks of life and aim to accomodate for this. Entire families are encouraged and supported and we aim to maintain a family friendly environment to enable families to attend with ease.

There are 2 stages with over 30 hours of music, acoustic, blues, funk, folk, reggae, rock n roll, metal, hip hop, dub, electronic, glitch, bass, drum n bass and techno.

Tanglewood Festival offers a range of activities and workshops during the event and has a big kids space with a family friendly vibe. The market hosts a range of food and crafts from all over, but trys to source as locally as possible.

We are BYO but have a STRICTLY  NO GLASS policy to keep our patrons safe. We also hav a bar selling local craft beers, cider and wine.

We have a strict NO DICKHEAD policy! We appreciate a good party, but it needs to be a good time for everyone, this includes you and our volunteers, security, first aid and crew that work hard to make Tanglewood Festival happen.

We do not condone the use of illicit drugs, or driving under the influence, we expect our patrons to stay safe and look after everyone around them. Tanglewood Festival is a family friendly event and a safe space for EVERYONE!

Bad behaviour will not be tolerated in any way and you will be evicted from site or handed over to Victoria Police. This includes, but not limited to; sneak ins, drug trafficking, predatory behaviour, aggressive behaviour, public indecency, messy campsites or just being a dickhead and not respecting the event or its patrons.

Tanglewood Festival prides itself on our minimal carbon footprint for an event of its size. We have a ban on plastic water bottles, NOS (nangs), cheap costumes and glitter. We encourage and applaud all our patrons for previous efforts of taking all rubbish/waste home and leaving our event site the cleanest we have ever seen any after a festival.

We love to see patrons bring their own reusable cups, water bottles, plates and cutlery. We are phasing out all single use crockery and are taking radical steps because we know our patrons care as much as we do and understand that radical steps are what we need right now. We ask that everyone bring their own crockery, cutlery and cups as there will be a small charge to use ones provided.