Discover new music at JunctionJuly 30 2021 Click image to zoom
The music lineup for Junction's 10th Anniversary Festival is shaping up to be the best yet! We've pulled together a huge 5 days and nights of musical experiences with over 30 acts programmed.
You're sure to discover something new, whether you're front and centre at the main stage, getting your groove on to some late night party tunes or enjoying some mellow acoustics.
Read on for our pick of Junction for music lovers!
Kick off your festival celebrations and join the party on Opening Night for our Après Ski Party. Dress up in your retro ski suits, glamorous faux fur coats or oversized turtleneck jumpers and dance the night away to the dance hits of the 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s. The evening's hits will be played by none other than Alpine Express - a one-night-only supergroup featuring local talent Travis Hennessy, Corey Gilham, Nikia Breen, Travis Parkinson, Harry Sondergeld, Michael Woods + Phil Pitcher.
THURSDAY NIGHT (FREE ENTRY)
Thursday night kicks off a huge lineup of Tassie musicians with the likes of Den, Oscar Lush, Silver Fleet Ships, Baby Lemur and Hugo Bladel. Entry to the park is free, so pop in after work and settle in for a night of fantastic live music and great food and wine.
CABARET LOVERS: BOND, BASSEY & BARBRA
Bond, Bassey & Barbra is this year's must-see cabaret show! Get ready for a fun and joyous evening of James Bond theme songs and epic power ballads made famous by Shirley Bassey and Barbra Streisand.
Performed by the powerhouse duo of Samantha Hammersley (vocals) and Ben Austin (piano), this promises to be a remarkable performance of gut-wrenching melodies, classic songwriting and epic choruses. Tuxedo optional, tickets essential.
Bring in the weekend with a Friday night of live local music in Prince's Square. Entry is free before 7pm, so get in early to see soulful folk duo Thomas Mitchell & Henry Rippon take to the stage, before Amy Pegg plays her unique acoustic blend of pop, country, blues and folk. The Sheyana Band will bring their engaging stage presence to Prince's Square, followed by Junction favourites Jay Jarome Trio. Launceston's Medhanit will take to the Junction stage for an unforgettable live show, then Boil Up will see out the night with their energetic reggae fusion. Then finally, the early hours will see a DJ set from Hugo Bladel.
Kick off your Saturday morning with the sweet sounds of Saree Salter, a 3 piece performance from Mangus & Co, and an acoustic performance from the talented Tom Fowkes. The retro-futurist electronica sounds of Parker will carry you through the afternoon, before four-piece indie punk band Full Collapse take to the stage. As the sun sets on Prince's Square, take in a dreamy performance from Jeqa, before folk/roots brother duo Halfway to Forth take to the stage with their banjo plucking and tight vocal harmonies.
Saturday night will see performances from sad girl pop-punk group Broken Girls Club, Launceston legends The Saxons, and Tassie's dance/electronica/rock favourites, Chase City. Closing out a killer day of live music, local legends Sumner will have you dancing into the early hours of Sunday morning.
BACKYARD BANDS (SOLD OUT)
A rare adventure into the backyard of one of Launceston's most stunning architectural homes for an intimate sunset music concert. Sitting high on the hills of West Launceston, the historic hydro-electrical Substation will host a backyard gig on Saturday 4 September featuring The Sleepyheads, RABBIT, Kat Edwards and a DJ set by Hugo Bladel.
Round out your festival week with a chilled out Sunday of live music and good vibes. Eddie Tuleja will kick off the day with a selection of rural blues, folk and original fingerstyle guitar, followed by folk singer-songwriter Tasha Zappala. Hobart's RnB/ alt-pop group Kudu Joy will see you through the afternoon before indie upstarts The Tinderboxers take to the stage. Wrapping up an incredible day of live music will be local indie/rock duo, Just Flare.