We had music to keep you dancing all weekend from a wild bunch of artists playing everything from folk to funk to freaky space jazz.
Handsome Young Strangers
"pure Aussie ragged, jagged and raw folk-punk from somewhere in the outback"
Friday & Saturday
Hello Tut Tut takes its audience on an high energy, stimulating musical safari shaped by the aesthetics of cultures from around the world. Exploring their heritage through a unique blend of gypsy, klezmer, balkan and latin sounds, they will entertain with a finesse, charm and intensity that will get you up and dancing!
Friday & Saturday
Songs of visceral sadness, careful optimism, and the stories about the things we do to pull ourselves together, get up, and get on with it!
Lah-Lah is Australia’s premiere band for young children, performing original Australian songs influenced by a diverse palette of musical genres.
The Flaming Piano
Our mate Bruce will be lighting it up with his ‘Wild Willie’ flaming piano!
Lady of the Forrest
The Lady of the forrest ventures into the realms of mortals only at the dark of the year, she will be casting a very powerful spell to wake up winter and bless the harvest. She implores all children who would like to help her cast her spell to come find her – Roaming on Sunday
Have you ever seen a flaming trumpetist? What about a rolling club jugglist? Flaming trumpets and one wheel club juggling you ask? That's an impossible task!
Roving and kids show Saturday
Tovaresh is a colorful character from a mountainside Forest of Ukraine. With playfulness and an open-heart, Tovaresh is a highly interactive performance of rhythmical accordion and cheeky flute.
Our mate Jules.
On the nebulous intersection of trad jazz, sea shanty and good ol’ fashioned folk sit The Grubby Urchins, a duo of happy-go-lucky young Melburnians with dirty feet, useless degrees and a penchant for the eclectically bizarre.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday workshop
The Stitch take the sound of a 60’s jazz record on Blue Note and add the tender romance and gritty guitar solos of an Elvis Presley b-side. Improvised and Tasmanian, like all the best things are.
Local lad Ville will soothe the soul.
Smooth funk and sweet harmonies
Friday & Sunday
Social Circus Tasmania
Delivering seriously fun circus experiences for everyone on family day.
Black Swans of Trespass
The Black Swans of Trespass explore non-traditional uses of the five-string electric 5 String banjo, with double bass and drums.
Combines raw and honest melancholic poetry which touches emotions and nerves you never knew you had. Her captivating live shows and fragile song arrangements make you feel like everything could diminish and turn to a puddle of tears at any given moment, a true wordsmith
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…. (FYI – you’re gonna want to do dance!)
Rollicking’ could be the only word needed to describe this band. Stuns’l Booms was formed for the inaugural Albany International Folk ‘n Shanty Festival. Straight forward, quality, rocked-up folk for pirates and bushrangers of any shape or size
Warren is a proud indigenous man with lines to the Yorta Yorta and Yuwaalaraay tribes and will be sharing music and stories about healing.
Wayfarers of Midgard
Viking combat battles! Weapons, armour and equipment displays! Axe throwing and fire swords!
They call him a singing poet, a balladeer, convict punk or just redgum revived.
Bumbling through life as a truth-telling tumbleweed wearing a warning: mostly soft, can be prickly, but only passing through.
Mocane are a Neo 70's Soul/Rock renaissance with a Pop/Funk edge
The RR Band delivers heartfelt peace songs for the apocalypse, with a fusion of blues and folk punk this wild band of hairy locals are not to be missed.
Ratbag bluegrass and boozy folk tunes.
Friday & Saturday
An exotic mix of fusion roots and soulful groove, they play funk, jazz and gypsy, laced with otherworldly sounds, delivered smooth and passionately.
Fiddle driven folk rock!