Soundscape Festival 2012 Lineup Announced With The Temper Trap
Returning music festival Soundscape, which was put on hold following the contraction of the Australian festival market, has announced its full lineup ahead of a rejuvenated team ready to bring the noise this year.
Over the past four years and four Soundscape Festivals, the stages have hosted international names such as Basement Jaxx, Roots Manuva, Born Ruffians, Mystery Jets, Spoon and Krafty Kuts.
Patrons have also been treated to some of the country’s most renowned music exports such as Empire of the Sun, Cut Copy and Pnau, and music royalty such as The Living End, You Am I, Grinspoon and Jebediah.
The festival which usually the first weekend of January, has been moved ahead to November this year for its fifth instalment, and according to organisers the new date would also be coupled with a new direction for the festival.
“The main factor is to move the festival to a less congested time of year, as January plays host to numerous music, sporting and cultural events,” said organisers at the time.
“In addition to this,” they added. “Festival patronage has dropped throughout Australia as a result many festivals have been affected financially and have been forced to fold. The decision has been made with the longevity of the festival at the centre.”
Soundscape Festival 2012 Lineup
The Temper Trap
Yacht Club DJs
Soundscape Festival 2012
16th – 17th November
The Princes Wharf Shed #1, HOBART
Tickets are on sale 23rd August.
1 Day General Admission (either Friday or Saturday) – $89.00 (inc GST and booking fee)
2 Day General Admission – $109 (inc GST and booking fee)
Door sales incur a $20 fee, however due to the limited capacity of the new location door sales are very unlikely to be an option.
Tickets will be available from the following outlets from August 23
Hobart – Centretainment – 53 Elizabeth St Mall Ph 03 6234 5998
Hobart – Red Herring Surf – 75 Liverpool Street – (03) 62 319 001
Launceston – Red Herring Surf – 127 Charles Street (03) 63 310 984
Launceston – Mojo Music – 81 Brisbane St, (03) 6334 5677
Burnie – Red Herring Surf – 12 Mount Street – (03) 64 312 455
For more information and to buy tickets, head to thesoundscapefestival.com
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