Dom Dolla and RÜFÜS DU SOL go surprise B2B at Beyond the Valley: Watch
Beyond the Valley, Australia’s premier multi-day music festival, has once again left an indelible mark on the country’s music scene. With a sold-out crowd of 35,000 and a reputation for hosting some of the biggest names in global music, the festival lived up to its legacy by delivering not one but two unforgettable surprise sets featuring none other than Dom Dolla and RÜFÜS DU SOL.
The air was thick with anticipation as festival-goers speculated about the mysterious secret sets, heightening the excitement surrounding the event. On the 30th of December, the Dance Dome witnessed a historic moment in the realm of dance music as Dom Dolla, a staple at Beyond the Valley with a perfect attendance record over eight years, took the stage for a surprise set.
Following Dom Dolla’s pulsating performance, the crowd’s energy reached new heights as RÜFÜS DU SOL, who headlined the Valley Stage the previous night, graced the Dance Dome with another surprise DJ set. In a groundbreaking collaboration, the two Australian powerhouses shared the stage for the first time, treating the audience to a mesmerizing blend of Dom Dolla’s remix of RÜFÜS DU SOL’s chart-topping track, ‘Make It Happen.‘
Both Dom Dolla and RÜFÜS DU SOL have become global ambassadors for Australia’s dance music, and their joint appearance at Beyond the Valley only solidified their status. The festival, known for its unpredictability, has once again proven that it is a breeding ground for unique collaborations and unexpected musical moments.
Beyond The Valley’s commitment to surprising its audience extends beyond the headline acts. This year, RÜFÜS DU SOL’s second surprise set took place in the exclusive Schmall Klub—a hidden party accessible only through a concealed entrance. The intimate setting hosted impromptu performances, including a memorable b2b set by Kettama and DJ Heartstring.
Simultaneously, the iconic Dr. Dans Stage lit up with surprise performances by What So Not, jamesjamesjames, and Flight Facilities. The festival’s New Year’s Eve celebration featured Peggy Gou at the helm, ushering in 2024 with her signature style. Meanwhile, the Valley Stage witnessed massive crowds for Central Cee, FERG, Flight Facilities, Channel Tres, G Flip, and DMA’S, creating a vibrant atmosphere of collective euphoria.
As Beyond The Valley drew to a close, STÜM took the stage at the Dance Dome, concluding the festival with an exclamation point. The collaborative magic of Dom Dolla and RÜFÜS DU SOL, along with the myriad surprise sets and dynamic performances, cemented Beyond the Valley’s status as a must-attend event on the global music festival circuit. The festival’s ability to continually push boundaries ensures that each edition is a unique celebration of music, unity, and unexpected brilliance.
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