Lime Cordiale, Cub Sport, Ruby Fields announced for Tasmania’s Party in the Apocalypse

The festival is locked in for early December

Party In The Apocalypse – organised by the team behind Tasmania’s defunct festival Party In The Paddock – has unveiled its inaugural line-up.

Headlining the festival are pop-rock duo Lime Cordiale, who recently released a collaborative track with Idris Elba. Rounding out the bill are Cub Sport, Ruby Fields, Dune Rats, San Cisco, Methyl Ethel and more acts from around the country.


he non-camping festival, organised by events company Vibestown, will be held between December 3 and 4 at Launceston’s Churchill Park. The event will have a capacity of 5,000 attendees, with tickets on sale tomorrow (October 22) from 8am AEDT through Oztix.

In a statement provided to Beat, Vibestown artistic director Jesse Higgs described the new festival as “the (COVID-safe) urban rendition of the late, great Party In The Paddock”.

“‘PITA, as we’ve fondly dubbed this sibling festival, is inspired by the wild times that we’re living in. We’re looking to bring a fresh perspective to the word ‘Apocalypse’ and its origin meaning of fundamental change and a time of great insight.

“Now, within the current climate, and festivals as we know them are on pause, we think it’s time to reconnect with the essence of the well-loved ‘party’ here in Tasmania again. We’re taking restrictions in our stride and pairing them alongside our core values of community, culture, art and environmental sustainability and placing them into what festivals could look like in the future.”

It’s the second Tasmanian festival to be announced in recent weeks, following on from Out Here In The Field, which features a debut line-up of Middle Kids, The Teskey Brothers, Angie McMahon and more.

Party In The Apocalypse’s 2021 line-up is:

Lime Cordiale
Dune Rats
Cub Sport
San Cisco
Methyl Ethel
Luca Basi
Ruby Fields
Sly Withers
King Stingray
Teenage Joans
Noah Dillon
Chase City
The Sleepyheads
Lennon Wells
Tom Fowkes
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