Coming to the festival? Here's what you need to know...
27-28 Nov 2021
Last Year's Session Times:
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 we will be on sale soon!
Day passes, Weekend passes offered.
Children under 16 – free!
Ticket numbers will be capped to ensure the comfort of all attendees, so we recommend pre-purchasing 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), ukulele (for the ukulele workshop on Sunday morning), harmonica (diatonic in the key of C, for workshop on Saturday afternoon).
What NOT to Bring
COVID! Seriously, although the rules are more relaxed than previously, this is a serious disease, 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 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 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
- 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 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 properties – please respect their decision
- Dog owners – not the festival – are responsible for any harm or damage caused by their dog
- BYO dog poo bags and use them!
Merchandise & Raffle
A limited number of festival t-shirts will be available at the merchandise tent at Festival HQ for $30 each. These feature the festival logo drawing (by local artist Peter Waddle) printed on organic cotton t-shirts in three colours. Tote bags will also be available for $20 and children’s t-shirts for $25.
CDs by some festival performers will also be sale at the merchandise tent.
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 the City of Launceston FOGO 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 for the festival to benefit people without harming the planet.