For many revellers this weekend, Festivale will be all about having fun.
For many volunteers, however, it serves as the culmination of months of hard work and effort in planning the iconic Tasmanian event.
Volunteer Brett Mackenzie took a week of annual leave from his full-time job as a maintenance manager at Ridley in Westbury to help in setting up for this weekend.
"It's my eighth year ... it's a great committee, it's good for the community and it's really is a good event," he said.
"We enjoy what we put in and we enjoy the joy the event brings."
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zie said a great aspect to organising Festivale was the variety of people that come together to make it happen.
"It's people from totally different walks of life ... I'm an electrician by trade but we've got chemists, we've got accountants, every man and his dog that's got a different insight into the committee, everyone's learning from one another," he said.
Fellow volunteer and marketing committee co-ordinator Sharon Symons said she had always volunteered at various event around Tasmania.
"I enjoy that aspect to events - giving back to the community," she said.
The event will once again make use of FOGO bins for composting.
City of Launceston sustainability team leader Michael Attard said of the 1.5 tonnes of compost collected at last year's event, 20 per cent was contaminated.
"We want people to continue to do a good job with composting packaging ... but keep that glass out of the organics and put it in the recycling," Mr Attard said.