Party in the Paddock is calling it quits next year

Party in the Paddock is calling it quits next year

Photo: Mitch Lowe


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:

Matt Corby
Dune Rats
Cosmo’s Midnight
Jack River
Sneaky Sound System
Lime Cordiale
Confidence Man
The Chats
Dear Seattle
I Know Leopard
Press Club
These New South Whales
Arno Faraji
True Vibenation
The Dead Love
The Butlers
Claire Anne Taylor
The Vanns
Bakers Eddy
Klue, First Beige
Ro, Batz
Raccoon Dog
Cool Out Sun
The Buoys
Ant Beard
Karate Boogaloo
The Embers
Isla Ka
Darvid Thor
Hurricane Youth
Jay Jarome Band
Slaughterhäus Surf Cult
In The Flowers
Meg Hitchcock
Mangana Dancers
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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