Despite a sudden storm ruining her Party in the Paddock set, Alice Ivy still loves Tasmania.
The Melbourne-based artist and producer was set to play the Northern Tasmanian festival on Saturday afternoon.
“Literally as we were about to hit play on the set everything was great, no rain in sight,” she said.
“I was sweating side of stage, hesitant because I knew something was happening. Then I just heard this thunder in the background, and then saw a lightning flash, and the stage manager was like, ‘get off the stage! Everybody get off the stage!’
“And then it just started pissing down with rain.”
Ivy and her band returned to the green room, unsure if the set would go ahead.
When she went back onstage, she discovered the downpour had drenched her laptop, guitar pedals, and drum pad.
“I just couldn’t play,” she said. “Attempting to play a set that’s not 100 per cent isn’t worth it, first of all, but also that is so dangerous.”
“That’s why we made the call, which is super sad. That’s never happened to me before.”
Ivy said she would soon make up for the lost set.
“Seriously, any excuse to come to Tasmania, I will,” she said.
“I will be back soon – sooner than you think,” she said. “Which I’m super keen for.”
“It’s just a great vibe down here,” she said. “It’s awesome, people come out and get into your set and get really excited and I just love it so much down here.
“I think the music scenes in Launceston, and especially in Hobart, are so amazing.”
With Ivy set to return, it meant Tasmanian crowds would once again get a chance to experience her energetic live sets.
“I just get in the zone when I get onstage. I’m not really an active person I would say, I don’t like exercise and I like to watch TV,” she said.
“But like as soon as I listen to music, I don’t know, I just switch. I can’t stop dancing.
“Every single show I play, if it’s a stadium show or it’s a room where there’s 10 people in it, I will put the same amount of energy into the show.”
Ivy said she had some “exciting things happening” for the rest of 2019.
She had been deep in the studio for the past two months, and did a big writing trip to the US last year.
“I have a lot of new material, so expect to hear some new music and expect to see some big shows,” she said.