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Festival organizers have just confirmed more acts for December’s line up!

Check them out: Two Door Cinema Club, The Hives, Django Django, Sharon Van Etten, Angus Stone,  Ball Park Music, Cosmo Jarvis, Jinja Safari, Lisa Mitchell, Matt Corby,  Ash Grunwald  & Willis Earl Beal.

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MS Fest Tasmania Cancelled

Posted: February 28, 2012 in Tasmania


MS Fest has been running Tasmania since 2006 hosting bands including The Presets, The Living End, Parkway Drive and Silverchair, but this year’s show has been cancelled due to poor ticket sales. The show had been scheduled to be held this weekend on Saturday 3rd March at the TCA Grounds in Hobart.

The charity event had been held in Launceston for the past six years and drew 14,000 punters to see Parkway Drive, Eskimo Joe and Evermore last year, but a forced venue change to Hobart and a bad weather forecast have hurt ticket sales.  The venue change had been forced by the arrival of a new Tasmanian festival – Breath of Life – which is set to launch in Launceston in two week’s time boasting a lineup including the Hilltop Hoods, The Living End, Boy and Bear and Skrillex. Breath of Life will raise awareness and funds for the Australian Lung Foundation and has been organised by former MS Fest organisers Clint Pease and Stacy File.

MS Society CEO Dale Eastley told The Mercury that “MS Fest lost Fat Freddy’s Drop due to illness and last week we were advised that a member of Little Red had been involved in an accident that would prevent their appearance.” Matt Corby had also bailed on appearing at the festival.

Mr Eastley also told that ticket sales for MS Fest were “not good, they had picked up in the last couple of weeks but it wasn’t enough for a major event at the TCA and we didn’t want to put on something that would make it look as if there wasn’t enough people there. There has been a lot of effort put into this exercise and I think we’re probably, in some respects, a bit of a victim of the economic circumstances but if people don’t translate words into action we’ve got to make responsible decisions so that we don’t compromise the services we provide to people with MS.”

The planned mini-festivals have also been cancelled. A statement from the festival says that We were working toward two separate Mini-festival shows to be staged at Princes Wharf 1 on March 3. This option is however not going to work given the short timeframe… We were relying on significant numbers of gate sales on the day but, to make matters worse, the forecast for the end of this week indicates wet weather putting last minute ticket sales at risk. The cost of an outdoor, multi-stage festival is enormous. MS TAS cannot risk the crucial services it provides to the Tasmania community by going ahead with either event as planned”

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The MSFest cooks have been slaving in the kitchen. The fat has been flying. The menu has been rearranged many times, but now for you hungry punters the MS Fest chicken is well and truly cooked and the 2012 line-up is ready.

MSFest 2012 will be a festival for the music lover. Organisres listened to you and are delivering an exciting array of international and national acts, featuring international acts The Naked and Famous, Roots Manuva, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Salmonella Dub Sound System, Bomb the Bass, Unkle Sounds and Australian festival favourites, Sparkadia, Amy Meredith, Little Red, Tijuana Cartel, Sampology, Bluejuice, Muscles, Nina Las Vegas, plus an extensive menu of Tasmanian artists.

MSFest 2012 makes an exciting fresh start at the TCA ground on the Queens Domain. “The TCA is a bona fide festival venue, it has great ambiance and atmosphere” said Charles Touber, Event Manager.

Tickets go on sale tomorrow (30th November) at 9am and with our friends at Oztix have a secure link for you to be the first in the queue!  Priced at $107.65 for General Admission or $241.25 for VIP tickets all you have to do is click here – buy MS FEST Tickets 2012

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Festival organisers have announced that the Lorne edition of this year’s Falls Festival is now sold out and to make things worse if you don’t have tickets they have released some more acts:

Joining the Lorne line up today are – 360, Bass Kleph, Dr Don Don, Hook N Sling, Lotek, Mic Newman & Tornado Wallace, Nina Las Vegas, Northeast House Party, Oscar + Martin, Strange Talk and The Death Set.

Tickets to the Marion Bay, Tasmania Dec 29 – Jan 1 festival are still available.

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