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Party in the Paddock returns February 2023


He is back. The beloved festival rises from its ashes.

Three years ago, Party In The Paddock – one of Australia’s premier festivals – announced that its 2020 edition would be its final event.

The Tassie Music Festival began in 2012 as a small 500-person event for founder Jesse Higgs’ 21st birthday. Since then, the festival has sold out in its last five years and booked huge headliners including Lily Allen and Matt Corby. The festival’s final event, which took place in Tassie in February just before the pandemic, featured Hermitude, Dune Rats, Jack River, Sneaky Sound System, Briggs, Mallrat and more.

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Now, after some of the toughest years for the music industry to date, the beloved festival has announced its return for 2023. “Three years later, a lot has changed. We heard you. FEB 2023. The Paddock is back, the festival shared on social media.

This is currently all the information the festival has shared about their highly anticipated return to the Australian festival scene, so stay tuned for more information soon.

The company behind the festival, Vibestown Productions, then presented Party In The Apocalypse in 2021, a two-day non-camping music and arts festival in Launceston.

Bringing some of the country’s top live acts to the state for one of the biggest lineups to hit Tassie since COVID began, the festival’s first lineup announcement included headliners like Lime Cordiale at the alongside rock legends Dune Rats, the angelic sounds of Cub Sport, as well as Methyl Ethel, Ruby Fields, Sycco, King Stingray, Sly Withers, Teenage Joans and Noah Dillion, among others.

Filling the void of the Falls Festival and Party in the Paddock, Party In The Apocalypse then announced a second event in March earlier this year, this time in Hobart.

As successful as PITA has been, nothing could ever quite replace PITP, nor its unparalleled creativity, uniqueness and diversity. Starting out as a small, popular event means that a certain vibe has carried over throughout the life of the festival. They’ve attracted big-name musicians and growing crowds, but maintained a sense of community that can sometimes get lost in big business events.

Whether you’re a one-night wonder or a weekend warrior, a trip to the Paddock is one you’ll remember for years to come. Watch this place.

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