This event was featured in our 2017 program.

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