Media Release

Wednesday, 23 August

Tassie performers centre stage at this year’s Taste

Some of Tasmania’s best emerging performers will be centre stage at this year’s Taste of Summer.

Festival Curator, Jo Cook, said it was a great opportunity for musicians.

“The Taste is about supporting locals, whether that’s farmers, cheesemakers, brewers or musicians, this festival is about showcasing the best of Tasmania,” Ms Cook said.

“Tasmania has a really vibrant music scene that has been building up in recent years. And while you can see some amazing performers all around the state most nights of the week, not everyone has the chance to see what’s happening in their own backyard.

“That’s why we think it’s so important to help local performers connect with new audiences and give them an opportunity to play in a beautiful venue at the best time of year.

“We’re looking for a range of local talent that will complement the vibe of the Taste and create a great atmosphere for everyone to have an enjoyable time with their friends and family.

“We’re on the hunt for artists who can set the rhythm and vibe of our event, matching the ebb and flow of the day with the perfect music. We imagine a tranquil yet invigorating ambience for the daytime between 12pm and 6pm, transitioning to up tempo, high energy from 6pm to 8pm, and then climaxing into an electrifying dance vibe to finish off the evening from 8pm to 10pm.

“We’re staunch believers in diversity, originality, and inclusion. We enthusiastically invite first nations performers, cover bands, Tasmanian artists residing off the island, and everyone in between to submit their Expression of Interest. We aim to provide a platform for every artist’s unique voice to be heard and admired. Even if you’re still contemplating, don’t hesitate to connect with us.”

Ms Cook said she was on the lookout for between 40 and 50 different acts to play across multiple stages during the event.

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