Listen Out is the antidote to many of the things you don’t like about bigger music festivals. It is a carefully handcrafted party, with a killer lineup of the dance music that matters and a philosophy of best, not biggest. Say goodbye to endless timetable clashes, long hikes to the 12th stage and spending your day with several thousand people you can’t relate to.

The boutique dance festival has dropped its rather impressive lineup yet again, with plenty of dance-friendly musicians and producers heading our way with the Melbourne show on October 4 at The Royal Botanic Gardens. Headlining the all-star lineup is none other than multi-award winning Sydney producer Flume. Joined by Melbourne’s chilltronica star Chet Faker, who is currently on a massive national tour in support of his long-awaited (and ARIA-topping) debut album, Built On Glass.

Topping the international contigent on the Listen Out 2014 lineup is enigmatic dance producer Zhu (whose breakout single ‘Faded’ was used to soundtrack the Listen Out teaser video), aswell as downtempo pioneer Four Tet, fellow London sonic crafter Shlomo, as well as electronic duo Bondax and a live DJ set from Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – both also making the trip from the UK.

Head to listen-out.com.au for the full-lineup, tickets and more information.