Coming to the Festival

Event details and other info...

27-28 Nov 2021

Event Details

Time

2:30 pm - 8:30 pm Saturday
9:30 am - 3:30pm Sunday

Date

26 & 27 November 2022

Location

Festival HQ: St Andrews Uniting Church, Evandale, Tasmania 7212

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.

Tickets

Tickets for the 2022 event will be available online in early November. Prices haven’t been set yet, but we can guarantee they’ll continue to be very affordable!

Depending on what’s happening with COVID by then, we expect to also have some tickets available at the gate.

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 BYO 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 (for extra comfort), bicycle (to get from one verandah to another quicker), ukulele (for the “Uke-ing the Blues” workshop on Sat afternoon).

What NOT to Bring

COVID-19! Seriously, the festival is being operated under an approved COVID Safety Plan and patrons are expected to comply fully with all requirements including density limits at each verandah.

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 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.

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.

Public toilets are available at the Memorial Hall and in Pioneer Park (close to Russell St entrance).

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 
  • Ingleside Bakery
  • Clarendon Arms Hotel
  • 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 walking isn’t your thing or you’d prefer to zip from one performance to another, you are welcome to bring a bicycle.

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).

Dogs

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 properties – please respect their decision
  • BYO dog poo bags and use them!

Merchandise & Raffle

A limited number of festival t-shirts will be available for sale at the merchandise tent at Festival HQ for $30 each. These feature the festival logo drawing (by local artist Peter Waddle) printed on a men’s and women’s organic cotton t-shirts in three colours.

CDs by some festival performers will also be sale at the merchandise tent.

Finally, we will be raffling a beautiful, quality ukulele (donated by Barratts Music) and a framed print of an Evandale street scene (donated by Wattlebird). Tickets will be available at the merchandise tent for $2 each or three for $5.

Waste and Carbon Emissions

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.

Food vendors use compostable serve-ware, which along with food waste will be processed at a City of Launceston facility.

Carbon emissions associated with conducting the Verandah Music Festival will be calculated with assistance from University of Tasmania staff and will be offset to make the festival carbon neutral.

Our passion is to see the festival benefit people without harming the planet.