Into the light: celebrating a decade of revelry.
In the depth of winter, uncommon people gather from far and close to celebrate the dormant apple tree being awakened and look forward to the light of harvest. Join us for what the festival is famous for - the Wassail ritual, the burning of effigy Big Willie, music, dancing and feasting. The tenth festival will cease marking years and will look to the next bright decade and a new future of renewal.
Come together to continue our dance around the fire and celebrate the darkness, to mark the start of a new era and what lies ahead....
Jethro plays a set at the legendary Tin Camp Studios (MONA).
A pop-up performance space constructed from salvaged materials, modelled on the Aboriginal-built tin camps found at the edge of countless Australian townships from the 1950s to today. Constructed by Tin Camp Studios founder—and proud Yuwaalaraay man—Warren as a place for sharing music, dance, storytelling, and healing (and recording), Tin Camp Studio will be hosting our outdoor music until late November. Warren will also be co-programming acts and performances throughout the studio’s time on the lawns.
Tin Camp is a First Nations-led project developed by Warren Mason and supported by Kath Melbourne. It is presented by Contemporary Art Tasmania and Mona. Tin Camp has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund—an Australian Government initiative; Live Music Australia and Regional Arts Australia; and Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts.
The Unconformity is a contemporary arts festival that explores the paradoxes of Queenstown, a small mining community on lutruwita/Tasmania’s wild and mountainous West Coast. Experience our community's unmatched sense of place on 15–17 October 2021.
Saturday's lineup for Crib Rd:
10am – Tony Newport & Vince Brophy 11:15pm – DEEP TIME 12:30pm – Mangus & co. 2pm – Quoir 3pm – Jethro Pickett 4:30pm – THREATS 5:45pm – Baba Bruja 7:15pm – Mainlanders
Tickets are sold out however you can still join us as we will be live streaming the whole event to the Hobart Brewing Co beer garden. We will have a big screen set up and will be broadcasting it those outside for free. No entry fee, just grab your mates, a brew and your love for Mike and come and join us in celebrating him.
Join us for the launch of Mike Noga's apocalyptic, synth-heavy, rock and roll album Open Fire, October 8.
The event will be a listening party with Open Fire being played in full accompanied by visuals created by Justin Ridler, Ursula Woods and Brad Harris. The footage depicts dreamscape images of some of Mike's favourite places in Tasmania.
Following the album listening there live performances of Mike's music by:
Glenn Richards Ben Salter Christopher Coleman EWAH (duo) Jethro Pickett Julian Teakle Scott Targett Lasca Dry
Jethro Pickett is a Tasmania based singer songwriter who in March 2018 released his sophomore record, France, via Phill Calvert's Behind The Beat Records. Written and Recorded between Dublin, London and Yikesville studio in Melbourne, France is a fresh sounding release with elements of freak folk and psychedelia. Melodic songs are at the core. He's just returned from a European tour and is working on new material. Order France at all good record stores or online.
With special guests, Thrash Can.
Thrash Can is a duo group made up of David M. Western and Hannah Blackburn. Together they sing thrash metal/folk songs that they themselves consider ‘in the trash’ for their own solo endeavours, however, the songs in question have found themselves a new home, into the finger picking and harmony singing double threat, Thrash Can. Also taking requests (but probably won’t know how to play them) and some covers of nice songs turned bad.
8pm ~ Free Entry
Jethro Pickett and special guest Conor Deasy of Irish cosmic pop band Tomorrows will play two sets at Melbourne's iconic Gem bar. Come along for a night of colourful and gripping original songwriting that will span influences from classic 70's pop/country rock to modern freak folk. Free entry.
A very special one off double headliner show with one of Ireland's most beautiful contemporary folk acts.
Ern Malley are launching their single at the Merri Creek Tavern. It's a great song. Come along and hear it live!
Support on the night will be the inimitable Jethro Pickett he's fresh off a European tour and he's coming up from the depths of Tasmania to sing for us.
Melbourne singer/songwriters Adrian Whitehead & Jethro Pickett are thrilled to announce a joint tour that will see them traverse states and continents. Having both just finished albums with multiple ARIA award winning producer Shane O’Mara, these two exceptional talents are taking their new records on the road. Jethro and Adrian will be joining each other on stage, sharing songs and stories.