For most of the past two years, Australians haven’t had many opportunities to attend a music festival or flee the continent. We all know how the festival landscape has fared during the pandemic, as well as the travel situation. But if you want to hear your favorite songs while surrounded by your friends and for a trip to a secluded resort in the Whitsundays, Dream Machine has you covered.

The brand new festival was first announced in 2021 and was also due to take place last year – but the last 12 months have not gone to plan either. In good news, however, it has been locked to go forward this month and will now perform between Wednesday January 26 and Sunday January 30. Fortunately, this news comes just after Queensland revealed it was dropping its internal border restrictions from Saturday, January 15.

A new venture from the team behind Wine Machine and Snow Machine, the festival will see music lovers flock to the Whitsundays for a stacked lineup of local electronic talent. On the party’s list of forwards: Hayden James, former Triple J house party presenter KLP, Touch Sensitive, CC:Disco!, Set Mo and Yolanda Be Cool, as well as The Jungle Giants and Confidence Man on the decks for DJ sets. Yes, the list is long.

If the simple activity of grooving on a tropical island is not enough for you, festival-goers will also be treated to an island-hopping adventure between Daydream Island, Paradise Cove and a surprise location. Your itinerary can also include kayaking, paddle boarding, jet skiing, and waterside cocktails. If you stay at the Daydream Island Resort, you’ll also have four restaurants, three bars, a pool, and a spa.

Dream Machine will run for three days during its five-day-four-night period. Unsurprisingly, it’s not cheap, starting at $1,999 per person – and also to no one’s amazement, plenty of packages have already sold out, so you’ll need to get in quick if you’re keen.

The extravagant prize will get you accommodation, breakfast each morning, ferry transport to and from the airport, and festival tickets (of course).


Belta variant
Confidence Man (DJ set)
Customer relationship (DJ sets)
Dena Amy
Happiness is wealth
Harvey Sutherland (DJ set)
Hayden James
Jimi the Kween
Jungle Giants (DJ set)
Kristina Jaman
Late Nite Tuff Guy
Made in Paris
Mell room
owl eyes
pat stevenson
Poof Doof DJs
Set MB
Cadet Stace
Shouse (DJ set)
Sneaky sound system
sensitive to touch
Wax’o Paradiso
Yolanda be cool

Dream Machine takes place from Wednesday 26th January to Sunday 30th January in the Whitsundays, with the last tickets available via the festival website.

Posted on January 13, 2022 by

Ben Hansen


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