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  • Destination: Hobart & Around, Tasman Peninsula & Port Arthur
  • Price: $220

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buy-now A music and arts festival in paradise. Located in the celestial realm of the Apple Isle, one of the last true wilderness regions on earth. Sitting on one of the world's prettiest beaches, there's so much to see and explore.
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  • Destination: Hobart & Around

If you're going to do something this winter do DARK MOFO!  Great ART, MUSIC AND ATMOSPER!

Marina Abramović13… Antony & the Johnsons + the TSO16-17 Anthony McCall12-21 Patricia Piccinini + Peter Hennessey12… City of Hobart Dark Mofo Winter Feast17-21 Blacklist12-13 18-20 Wild at Heart - Ash Keating + Bompas & Parr15-17 Dark Park - Fire Organ + Bass Bath + Anthony McCall + Ogoh-ogoh12-21 The Hothouse1-13 Pallbearer + The Body + Oake18 The Irrepressibles + Brous20 Orlando12-14 The Witches17-20 RBMA presents EYE: CIRCOM + My Disco + Jake Blood + Kusum Normoyle19 The Preatures + Klo + Tiger Choir12 Gareth Liddiard + King Dude + Laura Jean14 The Witching Hour - Calvin Bowman + Helen Gillet + Nick Tsiavos19-22 Giidanyba11-21 Radiant Heat12-21 Angry Electrons12-21 Dark Mofo Films10-21 The Kettering Incident10 Allison Bell + Members of the TSO20 Envelop(e)10… John Kelly12… Laundry of the Terminal Psyche10-28 The Discovery 6Tet14 Nude Solstice Swim22 Winter Solstice22 Funeral12-15 Ashes to Ashes11-21

  • Destination: Launceston & Around

From September the 10th to 14th Launceston is taking over Tassies music and art scene with the Junction Art Festival. Our picks for the festival are ,  Gentle Hurst,  The Stayns,ARTSKOOLBackyard Bands Intrude. With so much happening your best to head over to the Junction website and check out the program.

  • Destination: King Island
  • Departs: 30/01/2015
  • Arrives: 01/02/2015
  • Price: $15

Held in Currie Harbour overlooking the King Island’s picturesque the Festival Of King Island brings together a bevy of great folk/blues/rock talent (Kim Churchill, Caravãna Sun, Benjalu, Shaun Kirk, Laura Hill, Simon Astley and many many more) who mix it up close and personal with perhaps Australia’s friendliest bunch of folks. Add into the mix the island’s great cheese, beef and seafood and its great surf, dive and beachcombing beaches and you are likely to find all your sensations tingling by the end of FOKI 2015… and if that doesn’t convince you then there is always the 100m soap-accelerated plastic-sheet waterslide full of thrills as it weaves and cascades its way through the scrub surrounding the festival.   Early bird tickets on sale as of this weekend for the

  • Destination: Launceston & Around
  • Departs: 20/02/2015
  • Arrives: 22/02/2015
  • Price: $100

The beckoning legend of PARTY IN THE PADDOCK grows larger every year that the festival takes place within the scenically rich hills of Tasmania’s lush north-east. In its third year, this up-and-coming boutique radical, boasts a tradition of BYO alcohol, abundant good vibes and a killer line up straight from the waves of your summer radio. 'PITP' will once again create ripples around the country this February 20-21 as it marches the Tasmanian music scene further into the nation’s eye. Showcasing the states 'cream of the crop' amongst some of the nation's finest, the big party will be headed officially by the return of dub/reggae great's - Mat McHugh & The Beautiful Girls along side the likes of - Allday - Jinja Safari - DUNE RATS - The Smith Street Band - The Delta Riggs - Willow Beats - Tommy Franklin - Dappled Cities - KLP - Luca Brasi - Little Bastard - Drunk Mums - The Dead Love - Younger Dryas - The Middle Names - Akouo - Save The Clock Tower - Sheriff - Lepers and Crooks - Our House - The Familiars - BRIGGIE SMALLS + MANY MORE TBA At a deeper level the event provides the growing era of youth culture in the region a colourful outlet for artistic expression. Active within the surrounding community this green and economically friendly festival is at foremost a celebration of life, a dedication to the people who are no longer with us and of quite recently a proud supporter of beyondblue. But plain and simply, it’s all about the vibes, see you at BURNS CREEK in February. BYO Alcohol. Underage patrons advised to attend in the company of a parent or guardian.

  • Destination: Hobart & Around

This event is not to be missed on your Tasmania Calendar . Everything that MONA touches turns to gold and the MOFO is no exception. Great weather Amazing Music and Art. Pack your backpack hitch a ride and head to Tasmania's capital Hobart for a true cultural experience that is sure to change you.

  • Destination: Launceston & Around
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Arrives: 08/03/2014
  • Price: $140

Launceston Breath Of Life festival is not to be missed. Featuring some of the best acts coming to Tasmania in 2014.

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When: 8thMarch 2013 What: Tassie’s new benchmark in music festival experience hosting 3 massive stages and the BIGGEST national and international line up to ever hit Tasmanian soil. All in support of the Australian Lung Foundation. Description: Hold your breath for March long weekend 2014. 1 great cause, 3 Stages and the absolute creme’ de creme’ of national and international bands and DJs Including The MINISTRY OF SOUND ARENA hosted at the very best five star venue in Launceston Tasmania. If it’s hot, it’ll be there! Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Knife Party Empire Of The Sun Public Enemy Porter Robinson Art vs Science Parkway Drive Drapht Dead Letter Circus Tonight Alive Pez Will Sparks In Hearts Wake Buried In Verona Saviour Allday Joel Fletcher J-Trick Tigerlily SCNDL Kronic Ember Kilter Dave Winnel Akouo Ash Tiffin vs Ceej Luca Brasi

  • Destination: Hobart & Around

Salamanca Market is a street market in Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania. It is a major tourist attraction in Tasmania, and is held on Saturdays between 8.30am and 3.00pm.

time Open 8.30am and 3.00pm.
fees Free
facilities Lots of local produce shops and stalls.

  • Destination: Cradle Mountain, Devonport & the Northwest, East Coast, Hobart & Around, Launceston & Around, Midlands & Lake Country, Tasman Peninsula & Port Arthur, The Northeast, The Southwest, The West

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