This event was featured in our 2017 program.
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The Fountain Bar is back!

It’s all happening in the Fountain Bar over the course of the Festival with an exciting selection of Tasmania’s hottest bands, storytellers and singer/ songwriters - and it’s all FREE.

Why not help us launch the event at the Calypso Space Party (Opening Night). Join #BackyardBands favourites, Mighty Duke & The Lords as we kick-start the Festival in style on Wednesday in the #FountainBar.

Bert Spinks, FLXW, Yielderbeast and Bad Beef are set to transform Thursday night into the ultimate pre-weekend party.

Then kick-start the weekend with a big Friday night live-music line-up featuring the blues of Mangus & Co., the soul of Claire Anne Taylor, the ska of The Bad Dad Orchestra and the reggae funk of The Embers.

Don’t miss the all female line-up of When She Believes on Saturday afternoon or the world music program on Saturday evening featuring musicians from Afghanistan and Sudan.

Saturday night’s headliner is the amazing anthropological mini-orchestra TEK TEK Ensemble.

Each night, mix master and selector, DJ Geordie will take over the dance floor for the last slot. A set filled with eclectic choices, some classics and experimental aural delights!

So get down to the Fountain Bar for a dance and a tasty drink, you might even discover your new favourite band!

Image by Charlotte Lloyd