A Night at Bushland Gardens

The Bad Dad Orchestra, The Clementines and special guest Jed Appleton

Sat 21 August | 6pm  |  Tasmanian Bushland Garden  |  All ages  |  $35

A Night at Bushland Gardens

Join us at Bushland Gardens on Tasmania’s east coast. A firm favourite with loyal locals, we have a lineup that will have the whole family singing along, tapping their toes and warming up their winter. Tasmania’s The Clementines will bring us together with their sublime harmonies and delightful stage presence. followed by Launceston lads The Bad Dad Orchestra, bringing big grooves, snappy horn lines and catchy vocals to the old Buckland quarry.

Refreshments will be available to purchase at the event.

Jed Appleton

The young, rising star of the nu-folk revolution has been hard at his craft for years, fascinating crowds mixing a unique blend of dynamic rhythmic stylings on the parlour acoustic alongside smooth but powerful textures from his raw vocals accompanied by strong lyrical sense far beyond his 21 years. This minstrel has captured the ears of many, from street corners to sold out venues all across the world supporting the likes of Passenger, Matt Corby, The Cat Empire & Stu Larsen.
Jed’s tunes start off like many other folk songs, but once they get going tend to give you a big old punch in the heart-strings. For Jed, it really is all about the music and his deep passion, actualized by his simplistic yet authentic approach is both impressive and rare.

Due to border restrictions in Victoria, Jed Appleton will replace Stellar Perry.

The Bad Dad Orchestra

A simple idea born of fatherhood friendship and music has flourished and taken shape. The Bad Dad Orchestra  formed in mid-2015 from a concept devised by the bands late guitarist Liam Guthrie evolved quickly into a powerhouse combination of some of Tasmania’s premiere contemporary musicians. The Bad Dad Orchestra  brings big grooves snappy horn lines and catchy vocals. Critics have likened The Bad Dad Orchestra to the classic sounds of Australian pub-rock with a modern twist whilst others have named it a unique brand of soul. It’s big it’s bad and it’s Dad!

The Clementines

The Clementines sing songs that tell of womanhood, love, place and belonging.  Their harmonies are sublime, their stage presence endearing, and their stories honest and uplifting. They are masters of intricate vocal arrangements, rendering classic folk, country and pop songs in surprising ways, alongside their own moving originals.

They were selected as the Director’s Choice Performer for the Festival of Voices in 2017, and in 2019 one of the trio, Mariam Seeney was winner of the Cygnet Folk Festival Song Writing Contest.

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* $4 will be added to your first wine purchase for a reusable stemless wine cup


1.       Catch the Festival of Voices bus:

Bus tickets can be purchased from Glamorgan Spring Bay Council by phoning 6256 4777 or visiting their office in Triabunna.

Ticket price$10 per seat

Pick up location and times:

  • 3:00pm BICHENO – Next to Bicheno IGA
  • 3:30pm CRANBROOK – Cranbrook Hall
  • 3:50pm DOLPHIN SANDS – Dolphin Sands turn off, Tasman Highway
  • 4:00pm SWANSEA – Swansea Town Hall, 12 Franklin St, Swansea
  • 4:30pm PONTYPOOL – Pontypool Turn off, Tasman Highway
  • 5:00pm TRIABUNNA – Old Council Chambers, 38 Vicory St, Triabunna
  • 5:00pm ORFORD – Orford School, 33 Charles Street, Orford

2.       Parking:

Event parking is on the opposite side of the road to the event site. If you are driving from the South, expect to see parking on your left, and if you are driving from the North, expect it on your right. The parking area is situated on a grassy incline and will be lit with flood lights. We do recommend you make use of personal lighting such as your mobile torch to avoid any unnecessary trip accidents. Please allow our experienced traffic marshals to escort you across the road safely.

Accessible parking is available within the event site should you require it. Please contact linda@festivalofvoices.com to discuss this option.

3.       Entering the event site:

Once you are safely across the road, here is what to expect:

·         You will enter the Tasmanian Bushland Garden through the front driveway and will need to follow 130m of flat bitumen surface to reach the ticket check point. This path will be lit with flood lights, however we recommend you use your mobile torch/or similar as well.

·         Once through the ticket check point, you will follow a bitumen path that leads to the event site. While the pathway does not feature any steps, the incline is steeper than the regulatory maximum incline for hand-propelled wheelchair ramps. Please contact linda@festivalofvoices.com should you require assistance with this access point and support will be organised for your arrival.

·         Once you have reached the top of the pathway, the rest of the event site is flat and covered in gravel.

4.       Trigger warnings:

Lights: There will be bright lights throughout the event site to light the stage and walkways. There may also be flashing lights from emergency vehicles as you approach the event site by car.

Loud noise: Speakers will be used at this event to project performance sound.

Darkness: This event will take place after dark. The event site will feature lighting to assist patrons in moving in, out and around the event site.

Fire: There will be one open fire and a number of smaller fire pots in the seating area at this event. The perimeter of this fire will be roped off and will be monitored by a fire marshal for the duration of this event.

5. Facilities:

Accessible toilets: There are fixed toilets on the event site that are wheelchair accessible.



For you to take care of…

  1. Bring a camp chair: Individual patrons or members of your group will need to bring a camp chair along to this event. This is a requirement to comply with our Covid-19 safety precautions.
  2. Wear a face-mask: Under Public Health recommendations, we encourage all patrons to wear a mask to this event. There will be a limited supply of masks on site is you forget your own. Persons 11 years and younger are exempted but are encouraged to wear masks.
  3. Check in: For our regular attendees of this event, it’s no secret that mobile service in the Tasmanian Bushland Gardens is unreliable! This will change the standard contact tracing methods that you know so well (the “Check In TAS” QR code App). Attendees making use of event coach services will be required to check in via a Check in TAS QR code when they board their bus (in an area with mobile service). All other event attendees will be manually checked in on site at the event box office.
  4. Sanitise your hands: There will be multiple sanitiser stations throughout the event site, please make good use of them.
  5. Keep your distance: please be mindful of maintaining at least 1.5m distance between unrelated individuals and groups.
  6. Stay home if you are feeling ill: Please do not attend this event if you are experiencing flu symptoms (fever, cough, runny nose). Similarly, if you feel a cough or a sneeze coming on while in this venue, please use your elbow to cover it!

For us to take care of…

  1. Venue hygiene and sanitation: Our Festival of Voices cleaners will be regularly sanitising venue high touch points throughout this event.
  2. Venue capacity:  We are abiding by strict capacity regulations within this venue, based on 2 squared metres per person in site.
  3. Consumption of alcohol and dancing: Alcohol will be served on this event site. Under Public Health restrictions, this site may have a maximum of 250 people standing and consuming alcohol, and/or dancing at any one time. Our COVID-19 Safety Marshalls will be monitoring these numbers closely throughout the event and will let you know if we need you to take a seat.
  4. COVID-19 Safety Marshalling: Look for the Festival of Voices team in orange high-vis if you have any questions or concerns – this crew is here to keep you safe and make sure that everyone has and fun and enjoyable time.

Supported by Stornoway Community Grant

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