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Wanderlust Downunder is almost here!

Wanderlust Downunder is almost here!

Wanderlust, the world’s largest and fastest growing yoga and music platform, is only weeks away from launching Downunder. Iconic park locations are being prepared in Melbourne, Auckland and Sydney as the perfect places to kick off these one day ‘taster’ events.

Festival goers can expect to see some of the world’s most renowned yoga teachers, lifestyle gurus and leaders of green living, along with a broad range of top DJs, musicians and performing artists. Also on offer is a delicious range of organic eats, locally produced wine, craft markets and a range of outdoor activities.

“The final countdown is on and we can’t wait to launch Wanderlust Australia and NZ. The ethos of Wanderlust is about bringing together a group of open minded, fun loving and creative individuals who aim to take part in new adventures. These one day events will only be a sampling of the bigger multi day events we have planned for the following year and we hope people will turn out and become part of this exciting new community,” says Festival Director Jonnie Halstead.

Wanderlust has co-created with yoga lifestyle brand lululemon to build an internationally renowned teacher and speaker line-up for each of their three events.

The general festival event is free for those who register to attend online and includes access to ‘The Greatest Place’ for music, yoga and all of the exciting main stage activities. For anyone passionate about yoga there are upgrade packages available that secure yoga spots in the front 5 rows and offer the chance to meet the yoga leaders after class. For those up for a real challenge there are limited premium tickets still available to ‘The Mothership’, where truly immersive yoga workshops will be held. For those who want to let their hair down, the late afternoon will be the perfect time to take in some music while enjoying organic and biodynamic wines from ‘Winederlust’.

“Some of the ticket packages have already sold out, while the free registrations are already into the thousands. We are overwhelmed with the initial response to the festivals and can’t wait to see Wanderlust (Downunder) come to life!” says Jonnie Halstead.

Free registration, ticketing and lineup info for each city can be found at the websites below:

Wanderlust In The City - Melbourne
South Beach Reserve, St Kilda
Victoria Labour Day – Monday March 10th

Wanderlust In The City - Auckland
Lakeside Park, Western Springs
Sunday March 23rd

Wanderlust In The City - Sydney
The Domain, Royal Botanic Gardens
Sunday March 30th

International yoga instructors include Eoin Finn, Duncan Peak, Amy Ippoliti, Cameron Shayne and Tiffany Cruikshank, Claudine & Honza Lafond, Future Sound of Yoga and Agoga.

Music performers include Ladi6, The Bamboos, Goodwill (Ministry of Sound), Tahir Faridi, Sufi Qawwali Ensemble, DJ Jumps, Aroha and Jed&Hera

Mindful living speakers include Dr. Libby, Krista Jane, Swami Govindananda and many more.

Yoga guru CAMERON SHAYNE will be performing at all three Wanderlust events. Known as an innovator, painter, performance artist, writer and movement pioneer, this will be a unique opportunity to follow Cameron through one of his incredible classes.

Renowned yogi DUNCAN PEAK will be leading yoga at all three Wanderlust events. Over the last decade Duncan has dedicated his time to pioneering Power Vinyasa Yoga practise within Australian and to creating P.L.A.Y - a business that through its thriving studios and transformational programs touches and inspires thousands of people each week.

CLAUDINE & HONZA LAFOND met six years ago in New York, and have since toured the world practicing AcroYoga. Their love for movement, creativity and each other has lead them to this uniquely beautiful practice which they will demonstrate and teach at each of the Wanderlust Festival events Downunder.

Visionary yogi EOIN FINN is a yogi, surfer and blissologist residing between Vancouver, BC, Venice, CA and Bali. He teaches his unique and transformative Blissology Yoga classes and workshops across the globe.

Meet the festival directors

NZ born Jonnie Halstead has a lengthy background in large scale music events and music festivals, while his wife Jacque Halstead is a yoga teacher of 7 years who hails from the Pacific Northwest in the United States. After hearing about and taking part in a Wanderlust Festival overseas, the pair were inspired to bring the festival Downunder. While Jacque is leading the festival program and performer side of the event, Jonnie is putting in place the team and infrastructure to see these events grow into a bigger multi-day event in 2015. As parents of a young growing family, this empowered couple see Wanderlust Downunder becoming an event that attracts yogis, music lovers, eco warriors and families alike.

About Wanderlust

Wanderlust Festival, LLC is a producer of large-scale lifestyle festival events focusing on yoga, music and wellness. Its flagship festival, Wanderlust, was first launched in Squaw Valley, California in 2009and has already become the largest multi-day yoga event in the world as well as a significant player in the larger US festival market. The company was founded in 2009 as a joint venture betweenVelour Music Group, an artist management company and event producer based in New York City, C3 Presents and Starr Hill Presents, event producers responsible for the top music festival brands inthe country, including Austin City Limits Festival, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Outside Lands. For more information, please visit



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