As Spring is in the air we start thinking about the wonderful summer days to come. We love a festival in Tasmania and there are plenty planned for the summer months as detailed in this article from the Mercury.

In addition to those mentioned in the article below, other great festivals include:

The Cygnet Folk Festival – 11-13 January, 2013 (Cygnet is in the Huon Valley, south of Hobart)

Taste of the Huon – 10-11 March, 2012 in Ranelagh (well, just into Autumn)

Festivale – 8-10 February, 2013 in Launceston

Bicheno Wine and Food Festival – 17 November, 2012 in Bicheno on the East Coast

Plus we will add others as we come across the details…

This story from The Mercury.

TASMANIA is in for a bumper festival season, with an array of music, arts and cultural events on the calendar.

From The Mercury, 8 September 2012. 

Tourists and locals will enjoy festivals featuring top Australian and international artists, with eight major festivals from November through to March.

Music fans will be treated to a number of events, including Soundscape, the Falls Festival and Breath of Life.

More specialist events such as the Wooden Boat Festival and Ten Days on the Island cater for niche markets.

Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania chief Luke Martin said Tasmania was lucky to have such a large and diverse program of festivals.

“Festivals are incredibly important to the Tasmanian tourism industry,” he said.

Mr Martin said flights would be boosted during summer to help bring in tourists, which helped especially for festivals such as Falls where about half of the 16,000 people attending were from interstate.

Soundscape Festival mid-November will feature top musical acts including the Temper Trap, Missy Higgins, Bluejuice, Yacht Club DJs and Skryptcha as well as local stars.

Formerly held at the Hobart Regatta Ground, this year the festival has moved to Princes Wharf No. 1 shed.

Also in November is Beer Fest an event which has grown dramtically in recent years after starting as a boutique festival.

The three-day Falls Festival of Music and Art, now in it’s 10th year at Marion Bay, is looking like attracting another sellout crowd over the New Year period with acts including Angus Stone.

MONA FOMA 2013 will be on in January with Talking Heads frontman David Byrne already a starter.

The renowned Taste Festival over the New Year period will be held in the improved Princes Wharf No. 1 shed for the second year.

The biennial Ten Days on the Island international arts and culture festival will take place in mid-March.

Announced star acts so far are New Zealand soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and New York theatre company Elevator Repair Service.

The 10th Australian Wooden Boat Festival will be held in Hobart in early February and the Breath of Life Festival will run on the March long weekend in Launceston.



FALLS FESTIVAL: December 29-January 1, Marion Bay

TASTE FESTIVAL: December 28 to January 3, Hobart waterfront

MONA FOMA: Late January, Hobart

WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL: February 8-11, Hobart waterfront

TEN DAYS ON THE ISLAND: March 15-24. Statewide

BREATH OF LIFE: March 9-10, Launceston


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