Thursday, 15 August 2019

Discover a vibrant arts festival in northern Tasmania

Tasmania is not only about gourmet events. 
The Junction Arts Festival (affectionately known as Junction) is a collection of Tasmanian art, music and performance events held in various Launceston venues from September 4-8.

Over four days and nights, Junction transforms Launceston's Prince's Square (the Festival Hub) into an illuminated area that hosts chefs, live music, bars, fire and cabaret performances. 
The program features special events such as an artist talk with street artist RONE, cabaret by Paul Capsis and a "promenade performance" First Floor by Tasdance. 
Australian country music star Ange Boxhall is another major drawcard.
Food plays a key role in the festival offering with the campfire feast of Crossfire Kitchen open each night of the festival. 
At the heart of the Festival Hub is the Fountain Bar featuring free nightly performances by local artists including Christopher Coleman and the Great Escape and AMOKO. 
The annual Tweed Run encourages bike riders to dress in their finest tweed to ride vintage bikes (with some for hire) through Launceston and there are special performances for kids throughout the program. 
Junction is designed as an authentically Tasmanian festival that celebrates the Island's artists and rich cultural community.

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