The organisers behind Party in the Paddock have announced that next year’s festival will be the last.
The Tassie music festival started in 2012 as a small, 500-people event for founder Jesse Higgs’ 21st birthday. Since then, the festival has sold out for the past five years and booked massive headliner acts including Lily Allen and Matt Corby. This year’s lineup will feature Hermitude, Dune Rats, Jack River, Sneaky Sound System, Briggs, Mallrat and plenty more talent. The company behind the festival, Vibestown Productions, has also said it’ll be “inviting a few special guests back” for the grand finale.
“[This is] one of the hardest decisions of our lives, it feels like we’re saying goodbye to a dear old friend, a loved one… like we’re putting down the family dog… But we’ve had to be really honest with ourselves,” said the festival organisers in a statement.
“All things — no matter how special — must at some point come to an end, and we want the most special project of our lives to go out on top.”
Check out Party in the Paddock’s 2019 lineup below:
Sneaky Sound System
I Know Leopard
These New South Whales
The Dead Love
Claire Anne Taylor
Klue, First Beige
Cool Out Sun
Jay Jarome Band
Slaughterhäus Surf Cult
In The Flowers
triple j Unearthed Act
Party in the Paddock takes over White Hills, Tasmania from Thursday February 6 until Saturday February 8. Tickets are on sale now via the festival website.
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