A slew of our Tassie mates and a few blow-in from the Mainland.
Welcome Ceremony with NITA Education
Proud palawa people Trish and Craig share their connection to milaythina (Country) so that we may all connect with each other and protect, conserve and prosper together.
Fri 7.15pm - 8pm Paddock Stage
The Dead Maggies
A raucous combination of folk-punk and cow-punk, The Dead Maggies formed after the death of Maggie Thatcher and burst onto the Tasmanian music scene in April 2013. Since then they’ve garnered national airplay on Triple J and Radio National and been feature album and in the charts of community radio stations including 4ZZZ, Three-D, 2BoB and Edge Radio.
Saturday 10:10pm - 11:00pm Paddock Stage
The Ramshackle Army
With five years and countless shows, across two continents under their collective belts, THE RAMSHACKLE ARMY, have steadily built a cross genre following which has seen their name appear all over the world.
Friday 10:05 PM - 10:50PM Paddock Stage
Claire Anne Taylor Band
Taylor's voice is the stuff of musical legend’ – Canberra City News. Claire Anne Taylor crafts soulful folk songs that are alternatively lush and intimately earthy. Born in a barn built by her parents in Tasmania's ancient Tarkine rainforest, Taylor’s music is reflective of her wild and remote upbringing.
Saturday 5.30pm - 6.30pm Apple Shed Stage
Hobart Based - chilled pop groovers, with jazz-soul trimmings.Sabine started performing with her musician parents when she was a kid, learning to sing traditional songs from across the Balkans with her mother. After studying Jazz at the Conservatorium of Music in Hobart, she went on to form a band for her original songs in 2018.
Saturday 3.20pm - 4.05pm Paddock Stage
Hot Potato Band
Larger-than-life brass collective with a good dose of hot positive coastal energy.
Friday 9.00pm - 9.45pm
Distilled in the oak barrels of Launceston Tasmania, Canning Duck seduce the pallet with sharp blues notes, subtle whispers of funk and an electrifying undercurrent of pure, unadulterated rock n roll.
Saturday 8pm - 8.45pm Paddock Stage
Slaughterhäus Surf Cult
Slaughterhäus Surf Cult are a three piece garage outfit from Hobart that have been working since 2018 to develop an identifiably Tasmanian sound. Their third and most recent EP, 'Since Tyson Called Me A Bitch', is an accurate representation of the band's live sound and energy, with each song offering an introspective look into Australia's southernmost state.
Saturday 9.05pm - 9.50pm Paddock Stage
Barefoot Nellie is a mixture of traditional old time mountain music and Americana. Weaving the traditional sounds of the fiddle, banjo, mandolin and guitar with sweet vocal harmonies. Barefoot Nellie creates an atmosphere of excitement and warmth, evoking images of log cabins, wood-smoke and unrequited love.
Saturday 8pm - 8.45pm Apple Shed Stage
Django’s Tiger perform swinging gypsy jazz in the French style of Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt. Featuring Charlie McCarthy on violin, Harry Edwards on lead guitar, and Isaac Gee on double bass, this trio will share some up tempo bangers and some slow delicate numbers to punctuate.
Friday 10.15pm - 11.00pm Apple Shed Stage
The young, rising star of the nu-folk revolution has been hard at his craft for years, fascinating crowds mixing a unique blend of dynamic rhythmic stylings on the parlour acoustic alongside smooth but powerful textures from his raw vocals accompanied by strong lyrical sense far beyond his 21 years. The minstrel has captured the ears of many, from street corners to sold out venues all across the world supporting the likes of Passenger, Matt Corby, The Cat Empire & Stu Larsen.
Saturday 2.15pm - 3.00pm Paddock Stage
Saucy Jack and His Ripper Band
Saucy Jack and His Ripper Band are a traditional jazz band playing music from the 20s and originals inspired by music of the 20s. Saucy Jack can be anything from a trio all the way up to a large dance band. Featuring some of Hobart's best jazz musicians, Saucy Jack is lead by Tasmanian composer Joseph Richards. With a focus on fun and danceability Saucy Jack brings the party vibe.
Saturday 4.25pm - 5.10pm Apple Shed Stage
Ange Boxall embodies the spirit of the modern Americana star – with a 1970s singer songwriter heart. Her very own style of country-folk-pop is dreamy, crystal clear, and wickedly catchy.
Saturday 3.30pm - 4.15pm Apple Shed Stage
The Stranded Wailers
The Stranded Wailers are a ragtag group of mates from southern Tasmania who sing songs about sailing, whaling, and drinking whiskey. Their raucous atmosphere, occasionally accidental sweet harmonies and love of including their audience in their shows have made them festival favourites at previous events.
Saturday 4.30pm - 5.40pm Apple Shed Stage
The Dominic Francis Grief Ensemble
Rogue Folk act The Dominic Francis Grief Ensemble is regarded for providing beautiful music with intense lyrics.
Hrechko and Yanoff, colourful characters from the mountains of Ukraine will be roving around the festival on Saturday night playing rhythmical accordion and cheeky flute.
The Ukes of Hazzard
The 9th Best Country and Western Uke band in Southern Tasmania. Playing the songs no one else will and like no one else does. Get your four string fix with the Ukes of Hazzard! Here’s what some people have been saying about the band: “Most of their songs are really short” “| think | recognised […]
‘Matt and Troy have been performing festivals, live music venues and private functions around the state for the past seven years. Drawing influence from the early Masters of the Delta Blues, Matt and Troy have created their own unique sound. Matt plays traditional style Bottleneck Slide and Finger Picking Blues on vintage Resonator and Acoustic guitars. Troy's passionate and compelling vocals will take you on a musical journey back in time. Playing a mixture of original compositions and covers ranging from the 1920's thru to the modern era, they will leave you wanting more’.
Friday 8pm - 9pm Apple Shed Stage
The Wallaby Track Bush Band
'The Wallaby Track Bush Band is Hobart folk singer Dave Elliston and his musical mates conjuring up a lively, acoustic, traditionalish, danceable sound while playing classic Australian songs about shearers, drovers, convicts and bushrangers.'
Sat 10pm - 10.45pm Apple Shed Stage
Wolfe and Thorn
The Wolfe and Thorn play an eclectic mix of traditional Tasmanian folk music entwined with contemporary influences. The duo delivers a mix of entertaining banter combined with lively music. With Emily Wolfe on fiddle and CC Thornley on banjo, you will not be disappointed!
The tremolo-steeped folk of singer-songwriter Tasha Zappala winds through a heavy fog of ill-luck and reverie. Rambles of street corner solstices, mystic palms and bad dreams carry the listener into a hushed eve where the moon is full and the crooning is sweet.
Friday 5.00pm - 5.45pm Apple Shed Stage
If you’re looking for something with classic lines and a ton of horsepower in a compact package, look no further than Four d’Fiesta. Sporting a 4-part, close harmony engine under the bonnet, Four d’Fiesta is fully fueled and ready to rally. Custom-tuned suspension and nimble handling makes Four d'Fiesta the perfect vehicle for your next acapella adventure.
Sunday 3pm - 3.45pm Appleshed Stage
Lilly Sideris and Greer Mackay as “Little Pine” share through storytelling lyrics, their recent relocation to Tasmania from the Northern Territory. Both multi-instrumentalists, they combine mandolin, fiddle and guitar, bringing to the stage an air of relaxed folk. With a new take on old time songs, they entwine instrumental covers with original music.
Friday 5pm - 5.45pm Paddock Stage
Mangus & Co
A striking performer, Mangus combines his boisterous guitar and growling vocals for a rambunctious show of old and new jazz and blues.Influenced by jazz, blues, finger-style, and slide, Mangus’ performances have allowed him to captivate his audiences, including those at The Falls Music and Art Festival, MONA FOMA, The Festival of Voices, Cygnet Folk Festival, The Junction Arts Festival, TASTE of Tasmania, Festivale, and innumerable and regular appearances on Tasmanian stages, as well as receiving national radio airplay and international album sales.
Friday 9.15pm - 10pm Apple Shed Stage
A singer songwriter based on the Sunshine Coast. Naize writes music from the soul, drawn from her own deep experiences of love and loss. The stuff we all experience – love, loss, heartbreak, grief, sex, infidelity, abuse, rape, social & cultural anxiety, and the desire for revolution.
Sunday 11.15am - 12.00pm Apple Shed Stage
Southern Lights Big Band
Debuting in 2019, Southern Lights Big Band is a 20-piece big band for talented community musicians of all ages making the big band style accessible to the wider community.
Friday 8.30pm - 10.30pm Artists Tent
Teresa Dixon & The Deep Blue Sea
From one side of Bass Strait to the other, singer-songwriter Teresa Dixon plays emotive, gritty, alt country & folk songs of love, loss & hope. Her music tells stories of the healing power of nature, place and reflection with some self-deprecating songs about drinking and failed love thrown into the mix. Showcasing her gravelly voice and multi instrumental talents on banjo and guitar she will be joined by renowned fiddle player Hannah Morrell and accomplished double Bass player Hamish Stevenson. www.teresadixon.bandcamp.com
Friday 6.15pm - 7pm Paddock Stage
THE MENTOLISTS - Putting Mento to the Ska IMAGINE a universe where banjos were never usurped by guitar? Where the banjo was kept at the forefront of Jamaican music, and evolved. THIS is what that sounds like
Sunday 3pm - 3.45pm Paddock Stage
The Southside Steppers bring high energy performances and downright awesome vibes wherever they go.On the stage or marching, the Steppers make everyone wanna clap, dance and sing!
Trey Trashes Winehouse Band
Amy Winehouse like you've never heard before! A queer reimagining of the music of Amy Winehouse, presented by Enby Drag Monarch Trey L'Trash, with musical director and Queer Goddess Stevie McEntee. An exciting live show, featuring a killer nine-piece band, back-up singers, and choreography that’ll get you up and grooving. It’s time to celebrate the life and music of Amy with a whole lotta flash, trash and glitter!
Saturday 9.45pm - 11.00pm Artists Tent
Let all your tomorrows come at once with a visit to the mysteriously mechanical Madame Tulalah's fortune-telling booth. Drop a coin in her slot, pop on your headphones, and take a few minutes to marvel at the Madame as she speaks from the confines of her box. With a trick or two up her sleeve, she’ll guide you through a visual and auditory journey into the realm of prediction, divination, forecasts and the occasional technical difficulty. Please note, your future is for entertainment purposes only.
Friday and Saturday Night
The Page and Cup – Readings
As the year turns, it is time to seek answers that will guide you through the dark and into the light. Mumma Bear and Honni will be providing card and pendulum readings throughout the festival.
The Salt of the Urth
Expand your mind and your soul and experience the Spirit world with Reiki certified energy healing practitioner, intuitive medium via energy work, mysticism, focused attention, sound healing, guided meditations & energy centres workshops and more. Energy is everything. See where your energetic blockages are be it emotional, mental, physical and release them with the intent to heal your mind, body, and soul. Transform so you are able to step into your own power and manifest your true desires. Energy Healing also promotes relaxation and reduces stress.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
The Wayfinder Mobile Story Studio is a place where stories are shared. We invite you to come and have a conversation about your own experiences of metamorphosis. What kind of creature do you transform into in the depths of winter? If you like being a fly on the wall or you love eavesdropping, come and sit by the fire and listen in on the conversations happening inside the studio.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Our Mate Jules
Giver of good vibes.
Roving all weekend
The Storytelling Oracle - developed by The Roaming Trees.
The Flaming Piano
Our mate Bruce will be lighting it up with his 'Wild Willie' flaming piano.
Our mate Bruce will be lighting it up with his 'Wild Willie' flaming piano.