Tasmania's getting a brand new major festival from the organisers of the famed Party In The Paddock, set to bring huge acts to Churchill Park in Launceston.
Vibestown, the crew behind Party In The Paddock, have today announced they’re kicking off the first weekend of summer with their new festival, Party In The Apocalypse.
The two day, non-camping music & arts festival will take place at Churchill Park in Launceston, bringing some of the country’s favourite acts to the state for one of the biggest lineups to hit Tassie since COVID.
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After delivering the Basin-ish Concert (selling out in under a minute) in March 2021, Vibestown has been busy planning a jam-packed summer of festivals for Tasmania, with Party In The Apocalypse Pt. 1 being the first installment.
“Party in the Apocalypse is the (COVID-safe) urban rendition of the late, great Party In The Paddock,” said Vibestown’s Artistic Director, Jesse Higgs.
“PITA’, as we’ve fondly dubbed this sibling festival, is inspired by the wild times that we’re living in. We’re looking to bring a fresh perspective to the word ‘Apocalypse’ and it’s origin meaning of fundamental change and a time of great insight.
“Now, within the current climate, and festivals as we know them are on pause, we think it’s time to reconnect with the essence of the well-loved ‘party’ here in Tasmania again. We’re taking restrictions in our stride and pairing them alongside our core values of community, culture, art and environmental sustainability and placing them into what festivals could look like in the future.”
Vibestown Director Ryan Limb said that PITA is going to be a fresh experience for music-lovers, being the first festival in Churchill Park: “Situated within walking distance of the City of Launceston and located within the peaceful Heritage Forest recreational area, PITA will be a summer festival reimagined for these crazy times.”
Punters can expect to enjoy over 20 local & interstate acts across the weekend, visual art installations, food trucks and bars, and some fun and creative pop-up entertainment. With capacity capped at 5,000, event organisers expect tickets to be snapped up quickly.
Festival-goers should keep their eyes peeled for the lineup announcement shortly, with pre-sale tickets available to subscribers before general sale tickets are released.
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