Tasmania’s Copping A New Festival: Party In The Apocalypse

Tasmania is getting a brand spankin’ new festival, thanks to Vibestown, the organisers of Party In The Paddock.

Aptly called Party In The Apocalypse, organisers will be bringing a number of local and interstate acts to Churchill Park in Launceston sometime next year.

The music and arts festival is set to be a two-day affair, although there won’t be any camping this time around.

The Vibestown crew have been busy readying a range of events, with PITA being the first of a few.

“Party in the Apocalypse is the (COVID-safe) urban rendition of the late, great Party In The Paddock,” said Vibestown’s Artistic Director, Jesse Higgs in conversation with Beat.

“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.

“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.

“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.”

It’s set to be the first festival to take place in Churchill Park.

“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,” said Vibestown director Ryan Limb.

There are set to be over 20 acts on the lineup, with a range of visual art installations, food trucks and a variety of bars also on site.

The strictly 5000 person event is set to sell out fast, so be sure to subscribe via the Vibestown website for more info on when tickets are going to become available.

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