From disco-themed parties to world premiers, Junction’s 2018 program is jam-packed with Tasmanian events, performances, storytelling and architecture.
Launched on Friday night by creative director Greg Clarke, the program boasts 30 events across five days and nights in September with 26 of those events featuring Tasmanian artists.
“The beauty of Junction is we’re able to provide a platform for artists to reach their audience,” Mr Clarke said.
After the success of last year’s festival organisers wanted to incorporate more Tasmanian artists into the five-day program.
“We’re able to have such a great program because of the collaborations with amazing Tasmanian artists and venues,” Mr Clarke said.
This year’s festivities will begin with the Shiny Disco Ball party, held at Prince’s Square from 7.30pm to 11pm, on September 5.
In typical Junction fashion the party is a chance to dress up and boogie, with Tasmanian electro-disco duo Robotikus bringing the beats.
Devil State Derby League players will perform the world premiere of disco dance explosion Roundabout at the opening night party.
Breathtaking has been pegged as one of the festival’s must-see events with three extraordinary Tasmanian singers - Sakthi Ravitharan, Medhanit Barrett and EWAH & The Vision of Paradise - performing at St John’s Church on September 8.
Curated by Mr Clarke, the 90-minute one-off concert will be “incredible and diverse”. This event is ticketed.
Terrapin Puppet Theatre company will have an interactive installation in Prince’s Square throughout the festival. “You get to draw monsters on an iPad and they’re projected,” Mr Clarke said.
Participating in the installation is free.
Another festival first will be Junction’s Little Devil. A temporary tent-like structure will be built in Prince’s Square and will host children’s shows by day and host award-winning performances by night.
- Junction will run from September 5 to 9. Program and ticket information are available at junctionartsfestival.com.au