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There's a new music festival you need to know about

There's a new music festival you need to know about
Photograph: Mitch Lowe

FOMO – we all get it. Whether it's failing to order the best brunch item on the menu ("Those eggs look so much better than my quinoa granola"), skipping out on a party to stay on the couch and binge-watch Netflix (only to find out it went down as one of those legendary nights that involved stupid amounts of free drinks, a baby goat, two hours of dancing followed by a moment watching the sun rise from some ridiculously scenic location) or just opting to see one band over another at a festival (to then find out after it was 'Their best set yet,' while you sat through sound issues, behind the tallest man in the world). Many of these things come down to personal preference, but when it comes to music festivals it's almost guaranteed that you can't see everything or be in two places at once. In steps Sydney's newest festival, FOMO.

The festival comes from the maestros at BBE touring, who have toured the likes of Little Dragon, Cashmere Cat, Cyril Hahn, Kaytranada,  and DJ Snake. Last year they made their festival debut in Brisbane and now they are bringing the good vibes to Sydney. The concept is very simple – one day and one stage (which has us thinking, why do festivals insist on packing the day out to make it a logistical nightmare for punters?). This means no FOMO, no darting between stages and you're way less likely to lose your mates (we've all be that guy trying to meet up with the crew front stage left with no phone reception). 

The festival, taking place in Parramatta at the Crescent Park, is being headlined by trippy synth-pop duo Empire of the Sun, cult trap bros Flosstradamus and Sydney party bois Peking Duk. Check out FOMO Festival's full line-up and ticket details.

Want more gigs and festivals? Check out this month's best gigs.

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