This event was featured in our 2021 program.

Opening Night

Opening Night will kick off the Junction celebrations in Prince's Square, featuring The Sunset Ceremony, a special performance of Muster, and our Après Ski Party.

The Sunset Ceremony - 6:30PM

As the sun sets on Prince’s Square, join First Nations artists and community members around a sand circle under the trees for a special performance of song, dance and spoken word. This family-friendly event will be graced with warmth and light via fire and projections by pakana artists Bianca Templar and Jasmine Mansell.

Muster - 7:15PM

Tasdance and over 100 dancers from Launceston present the centrepiece of the 2021 festival. Professional dancers and dance enthusiasts perform together in a cross-genre dance performance featuring music by harpist Emily Sanzaro and collaborators. Muster will celebrate love, connection and the bringing together of community.

Après Ski Party - 7:30PM

Launceston, it’s time to come together and party in Prince’s Square! This year’s theme is Après Ski. Dress-up in your retro ski suits, glamorous faux fur coats, or oversize turtleneck jumpers and come dance the night away - fireside. Alpine Express, an all star supergroup will play dance hits from the 70’s through to the noughties.

DJ Gee NT - 10:15PM

See out your Opening Night Party with a DJ set by Gee NT. Gee NT is a Tassie born and bred purveyor of the finest tunes and an ever reliable delivery man of the most delectable party time vibes.