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What's On at Festivale

Festivale, one of Tasmania's premier summer events, is a three day celebration designed to showcase the very best of Tasmanian food, Tasmanian wine, beer, cider, spirits together with arts and some of Australia's favourite entertainment. Staged in Launceston’s historic and picturesque City Park, the ambience of the outdoor event is unique. 

 

Launceston City Park

The City Park is only a few minutes walk from Launceston’s CBD.  Festivale features the best Tasmanian produce, cool climate wines, beers, cider, spirits and entertainment in a historical and culturally significant outdoor location on the fringe of Launceston Tasmania. Under the historic elm trees, families and friends can relax in the wide open space of Launceston’s City Park.

 

Festivale 2019 Dates

Friday 1st February - 4.00pm to 11:00pm

Saturday 2nd February - 11:00am to 11:00pm

Sunday 3rd February - 10:00am to 4:00pm

 

Featuring

Celebrity Chef Matt Preston
Hoodoo Gurus
Ross Wilson
Kate Ceberano
Jon Stevens
Brian Cadd
Jeff Lang
plus a range of entertainment stages, buskers and more than 80 of Tassie's best food and beverage stalls. 

 

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Highlights from Festivale 2018

 

Festivale Stallholders

Festivale 2018 featured a record number of stallholders with an amazing range of quality Tasmanian producers showcasing food, wine, beer, cider, whisky and spirits, coffee and non-alcoholic beverages.

 

 Festivale Entertainment

Friday 2nd February 2018

Highlights

Clare Bowditch

JR Reyne and the Paradise Three

NEW 2018 - KPMG Stage hosted -  Live Comedy by FRESH COMEDY - Starring Tony Martin and Bob Franklin and 7 local comedians

Saturday 3rd February 2018

Highlights

THE CHOIRBOYS 

REECE MASTIN & Band

Local Favourites - Agent 99, Pete Cornelius and the Devilles, The Embers and Ange Boxhall to name a few.

Sunday 4th Feburary 2018

Highlights

Renee Geyer and band

Deborah Conway accompanied by Willy Zygier

Local Favorites - Ross Challender Big Band and the Bad Bad Orchestra

Buskers and roving entertainment

This year festivale had The Nith Island Street Performers that showcased trapese.  Not to mention the Hula hooping, acrobatics, freaky body contortions –  the acts that will make you hold your breath in excitement! We got to expect the unexpected.  Lots of fun and laughter.

Tamar Valley Wine Routes  Master classes

A palate-pleasing array of Tasmanian wine, beer, ginand whisky, not to mention local cheese, chocolate and cocktails. People got to engage with some of Tasmania’s most inspirational food and beverage producers.

Tasmanina Food Co's Cooking In the Park - Cooking Demonstrations

The Tasmanian Food Co presented five one hour cooking demonstrations in City Park with  five amazing guest chefs. Like award winning chef, restauranteur, author and television presenter Karen Martini,  executive chef, Stillwater Restuarant, Craig Will,  head chef, Cataract on Paterson, Chris Williams, head chef, Hazelbrae,  Nathan Johnston, and  head chef, Terrace Restaurant Country Club Tasmania Christopher Wright. They shared their culinary secrets and experiences with Master of Ceremonies Kim Seagram and the captivated audiences.

Kids Kingdom

KID I AM

You would have found Kid I Am in the big tent this year, with loads of hands-on activities for kids aged 3-12 years throughout the entire weekend. The tent  featured a Craft Zone and a Brain Zone.  Kids got to explore their artistic side as well as some deep thinking puzzle solving.

 The was the Free face painting on Saturday and Sunday by Fancy Faces, as well as and badge making and dress ups with the Salvation Army.  Not to mention Playgroup Tasmania and all our kids entertainers and performers dancing, hola hooping and singing all weekend.

Festivale Awards

STALL AWARDS

Each year Festivale recognises the outstanding efforts of stallholders with the Festivale Stall Awards: Best Dessert, Best Taste Plate, Best New Stall, Best Wine Stall, Best Overall Stall, Best Accessibility, Environmentally Friendly Stall, Chairman’s Award.  2018 Stallholder Winners

 WINE AWARDS

Open to all wine stallholders at Festivale. Winners will be awarded in the following classes: Sparkling, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Grigio, best other red and best other white. 2018 Wine Winners

 CIDER AWARDS

The growing popularity of cider is evident by the increasing number of quality cider houses showcased at Festivale every year.  Festivale’s Cider Awards recognize outstanding cider producers in the following classes: Best Cider, Best Perry and Best non-traditional. 2018 Cider Winners.

 DOWNLOAD THE FULL PROGRAM 2018

 

Highlights from Festivale 2017

 Festivale Stallholders

Festivale 2017 featured an amazing range of quality Tasmanian producers showcasing food, wine, beer, cider, whisky and spirits, coffee and non-alcoholic beverages.

 Festivale Entertainment

Friday highlights

Headline act – Adam Brand

Whatever gives Aussie music its heart, Adam Brand breathes plenty of life into its soul. For more than fifteen years, Brand has been one of the country’s best-loved and most successful recording artists.

Saturday highlights

Headline acts

The Badloves

Australian soul and RnB band, The Badloves originated in Melbourne in late 1989. With a string of hits throughout the 90’s, the band has released six albums, won two Australian Music Awards, three ARIA awards and has worked with numerous industry legends including Jimmy Barnes, Baby Animals, Lenny Kravitz and Hall & Oates.

Taxiride

Having cut their teeth on Melbourne’s eclectic music scene in the late 90’s, Taxiride’s original line up is back together. With amazing harmonies, the guitars, the hit songs and the distinctive sound that made them such a huge success locally and internationally, Taxiride will take you on a journey to a time where music and songs had meaning and emotion.

 Sunday highlights

Headline act - James Morrison

James Morrison is known throughout the world for his sheer brilliance as a jazz musician and an all round entertainer. He is constantly on the move, touring everywhere and anywhere fine music has an audience. His recordings are best sellers and James works with the cream of the world’s best performers. Ray Brown called him “The Genius” and Dizzy Gillespie called him “One of The Best” but Wynton Marsalis summed it up: “Man, James Morrison can play!”

  Buskers and roving entertainment

Hula hoops, acrobatics, freaky body contortions – acts that will make you hold your breath in excitement! Expect the unexpected, lots of fun and laughs galore.

 Master classes

A palate-pleasing array of Tasmanian wine, beer, spirits and produce. Engage with some of Tasmania’s most inspirational food and beverage producers.

 Conservatory Cooking Demonstrations

The Tasmanian Food Co presents three one hour cooking demonstrations in the John Hart Conservatory with guest chefs Simon Bryant, from ABC TV’s “The Cook and the Chef”, Craig Will, executive chef, Stillwater and Fiona Hoskin, formerly of Fee and Me fame. Simon, Craig and Fiona will share their culinary secrets and experiences and inspire you to try something new at home!

 Kids Kingdom

KID I AM

You’ll find Kid I Am in the big tent this year, with hands-on activities for kids aged 3-12 years throughout the entire weekend. The tent will feature a Craft Zone and a Brain Zone.

In the Craft Zone, kids can explore their artistic side, make a designer jewellery piece, and get hands on with a woodwork activity.

 Festivale Awards

STALL AWARDS

Each year Festivale recognises the outstanding efforts of stallholders with the Festivale Stall Awards: Best Dessert, Best Taste Plate, Best New Stall, Best Wine Stall, Best Overall Stall, Best Accessibility, Environmentally Friendly Stall, Chairman’s Award.

 WINE AWARDS

Open to all wine stallholders at Festivale. Winners will be awarded in the following classes: Sparkling, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Grigio, best other red and best other white.

 CIDER AWARDS

The growing popularity of cider is evident by the increasing number of quality cider houses showcased at Festivale every year.  Festivale’s Cider Awards recognize outstanding cider producers in the following classes: Best Cider, Best Perry and Best non-traditional.

 

Festivale is proudly supported by:
  • Presenting Partners
  • Sparkling Sponsors
  • Media Partners
  • Pinot Noir Sponsors
  • Pinot Noir Sponsors
  • Sauvignon Blanc Sponsors
  • Sauvignon Blanc Sponsors
  • Chardonnay Sponsors
  • Riesling Sponsors
  • Riesling Sponsors
  • Riesling Sponsors
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