Mr Halstead said the festival allowed attendees to “unplug from ordinary urban life and reconnect with themselves”.
He said 86% of the Wanderlust audience were female, in their late 20’s and came from Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland and Brisbane and around the Greater Pacific Rim.
“We chose the Sunshine Coast because it provides the quintessential Australian experience, including warm waters, surf, golden sand beaches, green bush and untouched landscape,” he said.
“I just love what Wanderlust calls festival goers – ‘seekers’ because it is exactly that vibe, those who are in search of something that is challenging and different, you meet a lot of people who just really want to come out here and share their passion for yoga with other like-minded people.
“I get to teach hand in hand with musicians and I get to explore as a teacher and take those seekers on a journey.”
Grammy Award winning artists and hip-hop trailblazers Arrested Development also took the stage on Saturday night with an energetic performance boasting a message of hope, change and celebrating life.