The team behind Party In The Paddock and The Basin Concert - or Basin-ish Concert as it became known - will start summer off with a bang with a new festival.
Party In The Apocalypse will be a two-day, non-camping music and arts festival held on the first weekend of summer at Churchill Park, Launceston.
The festival promises to bring some of Australia's favourite acts to Tasmania for one of the biggest lineups to hit the state since COVID-19.
Party In The Apocalypse will be just part one of what the Vibestown team has planned over the summer.
"Party in the Apocalypse is the COVID-safe, urban rendition of the late, great Party In The Paddock," Vibestown artistic director Jesse Higgs said.
"'PITA', as we've fondly dubbed this sibling festival, is inspired by the wild times that we're living in. We're looking to bring a fresh perspective to the word 'apocalypse' and it's origin meaning of fundamental change and a time of great insight."
Festival-goers will be able to enjoy more than 20 local and interstate acts over the weekend as well as visual art installations, food trucks and bars, and pop-up entertainment.
The festival will be capped at 5000 people, and tickets are expected to sell quickly.
"Now, within the current climate, and festivals as we know them are on pause, we think it's time to reconnect with the essence of the well-loved 'party' here in Tasmania again," Mr Higgs said.
"We're taking restrictions in our stride and pairing them alongside our core values of community, culture, art, and environmental sustainability and placing them into what festivals could look like in the future."
Director Ryan Limb said the festival would be a "fresh experience for music-lovers".
"Situated within walking distance of the City of Launceston and located within the peaceful Heritage Forest recreational area, PITA will be a summer festival reimagined for these crazy times," he said.
The festival lineup will be announced soon, with pre-sale tickets available to subscribers before general sale tickets are released. Visit vibestown.com.au for more.
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