In 2016, ringing in the new year at a music festival is a well established seasonal tradition in Australia. However, sleeping in a tent, drinking warm beer and taking communal showers for three days straight isn’t everybody’s cup of tea and for those looking to imbibe in the festival spirit without having to give up their creature comforts, a new breed of boutique music festival has emerged.
Twice as Nice at Mt Duneed is one of these boutique music festivals and with strictly limited numbers, gourmet catering, cocktails and a well curated line-up of iconic Australian bands, it’s luxury approach to the festival spirit feels much more modern and mature. This week, we run through some of the key characteristics of Twice as Nice that set it apart as a boutique festival.
Cocktails and Mt Duneed wines
Drinking at overnight music festivals is always a bit of a tricky business, you either pay exorbitant prices for a limited selection of drinks on the day, or bring your own in and subsist on warm beer for the duration. Twice as Nice does away with both of these scenarios with their clever ticket system, which includes all your food and drinks with the price of entry. Variety isn’t a problem either, with hand shaken cocktails, spirits, ice cold beers and a range of Mt Duneed wine varieties available at the bar.
Damm Fine Food catering
Since 1996, Damm Fine Food has lead the way in Melbourne’s cutting edge catering scene and the menu they’ve dreamed up for Twice as Nice wouldn’t be out of place in a chic inner city restaurant. Taking culinary inspiration from around the world, the catering offers something for everyone with options like Vietnamese chicken salad, American style southern fried chicken, Paella, a taco bar, as well as well done classics such as panko crumbed fish and fat chips and fresh gelato with self serve toppings such as chilli popcorn.
Whilst most festivals have you sitting on the ground and fighting it out with the elements, Twice as Nice has taken your comfort into consideration when designing the festival space. Although there’s plenty of lawn to sit and dance on, you’ll also find rustic communal tables, an undercover dining area, and big, colourful umbrellas to provide plenty of shade from the summer sun.
The best way to get to Twice as Nice is by bus, and Melbourne on the Move are offering an exclusive shuttle bus service to and from the festival, so you can enjoy the day without having to worry about things like parking or navigating your way home. Book your seat today or call us on 1300 55 86 86.