Coming to the Festival
Event details and other info...
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.
Tickets will be available online in October. As a volunteer run, community festival we’re able to keep costs low, so tickets will again be just $10 per day (plus a small booking fee).
A limited number of tickets will also be available at the gate, but we recommend booking online if you want to make sure you don’t miss 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 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.
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
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.
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 drink is also available in the village:
- Prince of Wales Hotel
- Ingleside Bakery
- Clarendon Arms Hotel
- Evandale Takeaway
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. A limited number of bikes will also be available for hire at Festival HQ.
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
- 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 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). Tickets will be available at the merchandise tent for $2 each or three for $5.
Greening Our Waste
Verandah Music Festival is a waste aware event and is aiming to eventually achieve zero waste.
This year we are providing water refill stations so please bring along a refillable water bottle.
Food vendors will be using compostable serve-ware, which along with food waste will be processed at City of Launceston FOGO (Food Organics Garden Organics) facility.
Our passion is to see the festival benefit people without harming the planet.
In 2022 we plan to transition to reusable serve-ware.
27th to 28th November 2021
Verandah Music Festival - Evandale, Tasmania