The Verandah Music Festival Lineup in 2022 will include:
The line-up for the Verandah Music Festival this year is looking excellent with some returning artists and some new. It just gets better every year!
Tickets on sale now.
The Stranded Wailers
This choir of rowdy men from the South will lead a roaring chorus of sea shanties and other songs of whiskey and wood. They'll warm your cockles and vocal muscles as you strike out with these sea-faring tunes from the days of sail.
Featuring strong harmony vocals and rich cello accompaniment, Handsome Molly will take us on an acoustic journey through folk, country and blues originals and covers.
The Barefoot Nellies
Hailing from the folk music mecca of Cygnet, Barefoot Nellie presents a range of traditional old time mountain music and Americana accompanied by guitar, mandolin, banjo and fiddle.
Tessa Lee is a Devonport-based jazz singer and multi-instrumentalist who has developed a rare melodic style and freedom in her songwriting.
Comprised mostly of members of The Blackouts, Bandykoots take their music in more of a rollicky, folky direction - a perfect fit for the VMF.
Sam Kucera is an Americana songwriter who has toured extensively through the USA and Australia. Sam and his brother Colin have written and recorded music together for more than 15 years. In 2020, they started 'bout hafe studios and released the album 'More Than Myself'.
This Hobart-based acoustic duo combine mandolin, violin and guitar, bringing to the stage an air of relaxed folk.
Accompanied by her resonator guitar, Chris’s mash-up of folk, acoustic blues and roots music draws on a lifetime of encounters with places, people, traditions, and magic. Following the popularity of last year’s gathering, Chris will also be leading a ukulele workshop.
Steve Cooper Trio
Steve could drive his trio in any number of directions. Featuring the multi-talented Peter Waddle (who also did the drawing for our logo) on bass, be prepared for some seriously fun jazz, soul and funk music!
Luke Plumb accompanied by Peter Daffy
An internationally renowned mandolin virtuoso, Luke has been one of the most popular performers at the first two VMFs. This year we’re delighted that not only is Luke coming back, he’s bringing his good mate Peter Daffy along.
Take a musical journey with Neil. He’s the perfect companion. He offers well-honed acoustic blues, heartfelt lyrics, fine musicianship and all driven by his lively stompbox. With strong historic family connections to Evandale, Neil will be unveiling new material reflecting that heritage.
Ross Smithard and Up Jumped Trouble
Dishing up a mix of old time and contemporary tunes and songs for concerts, bush or contra dancing with a focus on Ross’s original fiddle tunes.
We're thrilled that Kaytlyn Johnson, palawa woman and 2022 Tasmanian Young Australian of the Year, will be performing at this year's Verandah Music Festival in Evandale. Having been mentored by the likes of Claire Anne Taylor and Kate Miller-Heidke, Kaytlyn will light up day one of the festival with her gorgeous voice and heartfelt, poetic lyrics.
Brendan established himself in Australia in 1992 performing and writing his own material, which consists of his love of blues & roots, folk, country & Irish Trad in his repertoire. Check out www.brendanwakelymusic.com
Jacob Boote accompanied by Laura Meade
Jacob has carried his resonator-driven jaunty blues, jazz and swing to a host of venues across the island. An established VMF favourite, Jacob will this year be joined on stage by his partner Laura Mead.