Tasmania

With a thriving live music scene dating back to Australia’s first free settlers, it’s hard to separate Tasmania’s cultural identity from its live music roots. Tassie boasts the highest number of Australians working in the creative sector per capita and, perhaps unsurprisingly, recently produced the artist behind the 2012 Australian Tourism marketing campaign Dewayne Everettsmith. Tassie’s live music scene boasts a world- class live metal scene out of which Australia’s largest metal export band Psychroptic was born, along with a slew of younger artists like JJJ unearthed high winner Asta and dirty blues thrash bards Guthrie. All have cut their teeth playing the regional Tasmanian touring circuits; the importance of which is two-fold for Tassie artists given the national touring expense associated with our remote geography. Iconic institution MONA and her sister festival MONA FOMA have become key high-end platforms for touring Tasmanian musicians, both of which contribute significantly to the greater Tasmanian economy. Metropolitan and regional Tasmanian venues are the life-blood of Tassie’s music industry; sustaining them is key to our industries expansion and growth.

GIGS

Venue Address City State Line-up Website
Bellerive Boardwalk Cambridge Road Bellerive TAS Steve Young Sextet, Hobart Jazz Octet, Deluxe, Australian Army Band (Tasmania)
Irish Murphy's Salamanca 21 Salamanca Place Hobart TAS Neon
MoMa (MONA markets) 655 Main Rd Rosetta TAS Wolves of Rain, Little Bear & third act TBA
Party in the Paddock White Hills Rd Launceston TAS Sid O'neil (The Vasco Era), Sticky Fingers, Dub Bush, The Embers, The Mornings, Thieves, Hannah Foley, Summer Edmunds, Daniel Bush, The Prairie Dog Conspiracy, Lawless Quartet, Younger Dryas, Christopher Coleman Collective, Guthrie, Lovers Jump Creek, Ben Wells & The Middle Names, Horehound, Jed Appleton Quartet,The Stayns, Winter York, Zac Slater Trio, The 88's, The Hamburgers, Sandwich and Sex Sex Sex
The Casbah 112 Liverpool St Hobart TAS The Sign plus DJ's TBA!
The Grand Poobah 142 Liverpool St Hobart Hobart TAS The Pearly Whites, The Shits, Magic Beans plus more to be announced!
The Republic Bar & Cafe 299 Elizabeth St North Hobart TAS Tijuana Cartel & Local Supports TBA