Esoteric Festival 2018

Step outside the circle.
Connect with the earth.
Unite as a tribe.
This is Esoteric.

Esoteric Festival 2018

9-12 March 2018
Labour Day Weekend

Donald - Victoria - Australia

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At Esoteric we believe small & intimate is the new big as it brings the energy & vibes like none other. To ensure our community stays cool, small and intimate we are capping the festival to a maximum of 3000 people for 2018 and beyond.

After what was one of the biggest years for the crew and organisers at Esoteric had ever faced, we are proud to announce Esoteric Festival 2018 is well underway!

In the lead up to our debut festival earlier in 2017, the development and infrastructure we had put into the venue took up much of our time, energy, and investment. Some crucial decisions were made to save the future of Esoteric before it had begun due to a whole range of reasons, however, after a few months spent preparing, planning, and improving, we are proud to announce that we will be running for the full 3 nights during 2018.

Now that the hard part of building our venue is complete we can now focus on this incredible festival and provide all esoterians with a wonderland full of enchantment and mystical energies. All contained within an environment safe for everyone, free from negative energy that's filled with love, smiles, jaw-dropping visuals, art, forest lighting, décor, food and market stall’s, lifestyle workshops, exciting secret areas and most importantly bigger & badder banging tunes in the thumping temples of stomping feat cutting edge international and local legends.

With the incredible support from the Buloke Shire, the Donald community, emergency services and the doof community, we're pumped more than ever to evolve Esoteric to the next phase of being the ultimate bush doof....


Mon 10 July - Members Tickets
Mon 17 July - Festivals Applications Open
Mon 24 July - Pre Release Tickets
Tue 1 August - Early Bird Tickets


Members - $100 + bf (50% discount)
Pre Release - $120 + bf (100 only)
Early Birds - $140 + bf
1st Round - $160 + bf
2nd Round - $180 + bf
Final Round - $200 + bf
Donald, VIC, Australia
Open: 2018-03-09
End: 2018-03-12

6680 interested
1742 attending
6680 maybe

So, where is it?


Australia is world famous for kangaroos, beaches and the outback, the vast fabled desert that spreads into the country’s epic interior. Here, vivid blue skies, cinnamon-red earth, deserted gorges and geological features as bizarre as the wildlife comprise a unique ecology.

Australia is also home of the bush doofs. Generally held in a remote country area or just outside big cities in surrounding bush or rainforests and similar to raves or teknivals. Doofs generally have healing workshops, speakers, art, live artists and DJs playing a range of electronic music. The first commercial doof was Earthcore back in 1993. Then a couple of years later Rainbow serpent festival started. Still both going strong!

Getting there

All visitors - apart from citizens of New Zealand - require a visa in advance of travel. Australia is a long way from anywhere else in the world, so for most visitors, the only practical way of getting into Australia is by air. Approximately half of all international travellers arrive first in Australia in Sydney, the largest city, (IATA: SYD).

After Sydney, significant numbers of travellers also arrive in Australia in Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. There are also direct international services into Adelaide, Cairns, Darwin, the Gold Coast and Christmas Island though these are largely restricted to flights from New Zealand, Oceania, or Southeast Asia.

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