MS Fest takes place in TCA Oval – The Domain, Hobart, Tasmania
MS Fest 2012 dates – CANCELLED FOR 2012
About the MS Fest
The festival started in 2006 with a concert at Launceston’s Regatta Ground to mark the 50th anniversary of the MS Society. The event sold out, and quickly became known as one of Tasmania’s premier music events.
In 2007 the event relocated to Inveresk Showground, to accommodate for a bigger crowd. There was a main stage, featuring mostly rock and hip hop, and a secondary stage, the Ministry of Sound arena, which featured DJ and electronic music throughout the day.
In 2010, the festival returned to Inveresk Showground once again and sold over 13,000 tickets, the largest number of ticket sales to date. The Festival was a great experience for many people that attended.
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. And everyone remembers rocking out to the AC/DC concert with 18,000 people” said Charles Touber, Event Manager.
“Over the past six months we have listened to and respected the views of our supporters. Uppermost in the feedback was the feeling that MSFest was becoming repetitive in regurgitating the same Australian acts year in year out. In 2012 we are up for the challenge and are bringing a core of international acts which are festival favourites all around the world” said Charles.
In 2012 we have upped the ante of activities on offer; In addition to the Main Stage and the Dance Stage, we will feature a Silent Disco, which have been a huge hit at many British festivals. And on the fourth performance area, The Republic stage, we will showcase the depth of local Tasmanian talent. The all ages event will be fully catered in a village atmosphere with food, general interest stalls and carnival rides for the adrenalin junkies. There will be an extensive fully licensed area which is elevated with full main stage view. The popular VIP area will also return with its own private grand stand and creature comforts.
After the stretch on facilities at the 2011 festival we have listened to our festival goers concerns. We have upgraded all our basic facilities and above all people can rest assured there will be plenty of toilets in good working order.
Above all we know that festivals are expensive and rather than put our prices up in an environment where many festivals in Australia are cancelling we have dropped our general admission price to $99 + booking fee. And we have done so in a festival in which we are introducing quality international acts for the first time.
The MS Society of Tasmania have worked to ensure MSFest 2012 will be a high quality, value for money festival that remembers why it is there:
Funds raised from MSFest 2012 go to support MS Tasmania and the great work it does in our community to help people with Multiple Sclerosis and those close to them. Tasmania has the highest incidence of multiple sclerosis in Australia. The average age of diagnosis is 29 years old.
Three out of four people diagnosed with MS are women.
“We all grew up supporting the MS Readathon in our early years. The MS Fest is the grown up party where we can all continue our support of this great Tasmanian charity.” Dale Eastley, CEO. The MS Society of Tasmania