Coming to the festival? Here's what you need to know...
27-28 Nov 2021
How it Works
Performances take place at Festival HQ (Main Stage), 9 High St, Evandale and at designated verandahs within walking distance around the historic precinct of Evandale.
Attendees must first come to Festival HQ to register and collect a wristband and program. Inside the program is a map showing the verandah locations and a schedule of the performances with event details.
Tickets for the 2023 event are on sale now via Humanitix.
Ticket prices are as follows: Weekend Pass $35, General Admission $20 per day (Sat or Sun), Concession $15 per day (Sat or Sun), Children under 16 free (but ticket still required)
Ticket numbers are capped to ensure the comfort of attendees, so we recommend pre-purchasing (no booking fee) to avoid missing out.
What to Bring
A cheerful, friendly attitude!
If the weather is warm, bring a hat and sunscreen as some viewing areas are in full sun. Also bring a refillable water bottle and make use of our free filling stations.
If showers are forecast, bring a raincoat and brolly – it’s spring in Tasmania and the show must go on!
Optional items include: folding camp chair, bicycle (to get from one verandah to another quicker), banjo (for the banjo workshop on Saturday), hand drum (for the drum circle on Sunday).
What NOT to Bring
COVID! Seriously, it’s still a thing, so if you have symptoms please do the right thing by others and stay away (there’s always next year).
For more info about current COVID requirements, please visit: coronavirus.tas.gov.au
BYO alcohol is not permitted at the verandahs. Festival HQ is a licensed venue and Evandale is also well served by two local pubs (Clarendon Arms and Prince of Wales).
Parking & Toilets
Free off street parking is available at the Evandale Memorial Hall, 8 High St and at St Andrews Anglican Church next door (6 High St).
On street parking is available along High St and other streets close to Festival HQ.
Disabled parking is available at Festival HQ, 9 High St, Evandale.
Public toilets are available at Evandale Memorial Hall and in Pioneer Park (close to Russell St entrance). A disabled access toilet is also available at Festival HQ.
Food & Drinks
Various food, coffee and beverage vans (including alcohol) are available at Festival HQ, including Devonshire teas in the hall.
Food and drinks are also available in the village:
- Prince of Wales Hotel
- Clarendon Arms
- Evandale Takeaway
- No 10
- Evandale General Store
Getting There and Around
With the Verandah Music Festival the village is the venue! Part of the experience is wandering the quaint streets, enjoying the spring gardens etc.
If you’d prefer to zip from one performance to another, you are welcome to bring a bicycle.
Most venues are wheelchair accessible, but many have grass or gravel surfaces. Feel free to contact us about particular requirements – we are here to help!
To get to Evandale please consider car pooling with friends or catching the bus (particularly on Sunday, when the timetable to/from Launceston works well).
Well behaved dogs (and owners!) are welcome. However, the following rules apply:
- Dogs must be kept under effective control at all times
- It is up to each verandah owner as to whether dogs are allowed onto their property – please respect their decision
- Dog owners are responsible for any harm or damage caused by their dog
- BYO dog poo bags and use them!
A limited number of festival t-shirts will be available at the merchandise tent at Festival HQ. These feature the festival logo drawing (by local artist Peter Waddle) printed on organic cotton t-shirts in three colours. Tote bags and childrens t-shirts will also be available.
CDs and merchandise provided by some festival performers will also be for sale at the merchandise tent.
Verandah Music Festival is a waste aware event and is aiming to achieve zero waste to landfill.
We provide water refill stations so please bring a refillable water bottle.
This year, for the first time, food and drinks at Festival HQ will be served with reusable crockery and cutlery. Please do what you can to help us make this important change as successful as possible.
Carbon emissions associated with conducting the Verandah Music Festival will be calculated and will be offset to make the festival carbon neutral.
Our passion is for the festival to benefit both people and the planet.