Seven thousand weary eyed, but smiling festival-goers left the scene of Party in the Paddock’s sold out fifth installment on Sunday.
Organisers said it was an “awesome” weekend.
Taking place at Burns Creek, the two day festival hosted more than 100 acts across the festival’s various stages.
On Friday The Bennies, Montaigne and The Smith Street Band performed to huge and adoring crowds. Home-grown heros Luca Brasi showed the pumping crowd their finest work, too. Tash Sultana performed as a full moon rose behind the Tasmanian landscape.
After a chilly start to the second day, the party slowly started again. Festival goers made the most of all that was on offer alongside to the music, at Vibestown. Local comedians performed to a packed audience, before headline act Matt Okine expressed his love of chicken. ,
Skate boarding, yoga, slam poetry, performances, informative talks and old fashioned public ranting, also attracted sizeable audiences.
Triple J Unearthed winner Carl Renshaw started the days music festivities. Sampa the Great, Vera Blue, Kim Churchill and Remi preformed late into the afternoon.
With the sky lit by stars, a capacity crowd filled the paddock to watch Sticky Fingers’ final show before going into “indefinite hiatus”.
“There’s a huge difference between hiatus and breaking up,” one band member told the crowd.
The band literally left their mark at the festival, by riding a motor bike on stage and doing a burnout. Many patrons didn’t think the night could get better until Hermitude left the crowd buzzing.
PITP founder and director Jesse Higgs said the festival was a “great five year birthday party”.
“We’re really stoked to be able to offer Launceston and Tasmania something to do on a random weekend in February,” he said.
Plans for next year’s festival are already underway, with Mr Higgs saying future events will be hard to top.
Organisers thanked the crowd for supporting PITP and for “being a pack of legends to party with”.
“The amount of love for the festival has been overwhelming and we can’t wait to see you all again next year.”
Catch up on the rest of the PITP action here: