Taste of Tasmania music program

The amazing ASTA performing at the Taste. Photo by Alastair Bett.

We partnered with the City of Hobart to celebrate Tasmanian music at last year's Taste of Tasmania.

The Taste transforms Hobart’s waterfront and showcases Tasmania’s outstanding produce and talent. Last year, some 235 000 visits were made to The Taste of Tasmania, reaffirming its status as one of the state’s largest annual events. 

In Spetember 2016, Music Tasmania called for expressions of interest from artists and bands to play the Taste and we were overwhelmed with the response, receiving over 180 applications. 

Music Tasmania worked closely with the Taste and Blume to program over 100 acts to perform at Hobart's iconic event from 28 December 2016 – 3 January 2017. 

This was a great opportunity to present some of the best original music that Tasmania has to offer, alongside our outstanding food and beverages.

The music program was remarkably diverse and offered something for everyone to enjoy. The program highlighted Tasmanian artists who have found success on the world stage, such as the Wolfe Brothers and Asta, as well as local emerging performers from all over the island. All the entertainment was free, apart from the ticketed New Year's Eve Party.    

Huge thanks goes to the City of Hobart events team, Samuel Cole from Blume for being an absolute champion, Amy from Meraki Management, Alex Curtain, and the brilliant volunteers that championed Tasmanian music and made this event such a success. We're really proud of the line-up and incredible artists and bands who played the Taste! 

2016/17 Taste of Tasmania line-up

Akouo | Alan Gogoll | Aly Rae Patmore Trio | Annia Baron | Art School Bullies | Asta | BILLY WHITTON | Boil Up | Cardinels | Chase City | Christopher Coleman | Chupacabra | Dameza | Daniel Champagne | Dark Dunes | Delsinki Records & Brooke Taylor | Denni Sulzberger | DJ Good Marinations | DJ Kashishi | DJ Brocolli | Brokk | Flak | DJ Mad | Mez | Nick Corney | Rikin | Sexy Lucy | Finch | Stirlo | Dynomite Drew | East West Trio | Emma Anglesey | EWAH & The Vision of Paradise | Foley Artists | Frumious | Gillies Blues | Grim Fawkner | Hurricane Youth | James Parry | Jane McArthur | JAX | Jed Appleton | JENSEN | Jesse Higgs | Jimmy Peters and the Pan-tones | KashKin | Kat Edwards | Keystone Angel | Kowl | Lawless Quartet | LAZER BABY | Liam & CO | Lively Up | Maddy Jane | Madelena | Mama K and the Big Love | Mayhem & Me | Meg Doherty | Michael Priest | Lauren O'Keefe | Karly Fisher | Mocane | MumboGumbo | Nicky Bomba’s Bustamento | Nick Machin & Band | Paper Souls | Paul Gerard & Alma da Vida | Pearly Whites | Quivers | Reuben Koops | SETH | Slow | Squid Fishing | Sumner | The Bad Dad Orchestra | The Black Swans of Trespass | The Colemans | The Dead Maggies | The Lawless Quartet | The Racoons | The Robinsons | The Sleepyheads | The Stitch | The Surreal Estate Agents | The Undergrads | Thomas Fowkes | Tim & Scott | Tom Dockray | Vauda | Winter York | The Wolfe Brothers + more

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