Delamere Music Festival to Return for 2018

Set to bring the vineyards alive with music come October 27th

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Shane Hollowa and Fran Austin of Delamere Vineyards

Shane Hollowa and Fran Austin of Delamere Vineyards [©Chris Crerar]

Delamere Music Festival Poster
One of the many live performances from the previous Delamere Music Festival
Life amongst the vines - Fran, Shane and Zac of Delamere
Life amongst the vines - Delamere


Delamere Owner/Winemakers Shane Holloway and Fran Austin had been looking for ways to shine a light on the creative talent, innovation and spirit of the regional Tasmanian community when they conceived the first Delamere Music Festival three years ago as the winery partner of the North East Rivers Festival.

The festival, which brings together roots-based musical talent from around the country to perform in the beautiful setting of the Delamere gardens, has since gained its own strong following and Shane and Fran are delighted to announce a dynamic Tasmanian and interstate line-up for the Festival's return on Saturday 27th October.

“We decided to create an event that gathered together friends and families to enjoy intimate performances of some really talented musical artists, all while enjoying local food, beverages and the stunning local scenery. It’s a beautiful way to celebrate what regional community is all about, and it’s been particularly rewarding to see the community get behind it with so much enthusiasm.” said Fran Austin.

The Music Festival is going ahead this year, along with a number of other satellite events, despite the main North East Rivers Festival being put on temporary hold whilst the committee seeks additional volunteer support to manage the full program of events.

This year’s line-up includes the award winning South Australian singer/songwriter (and ex winemaker) Kelly Menhennett, who will be accompanied by her talented band for the first time in Tasmania. The Bad Dad Orchestra is on the bill with their big grooves, big boots and unique style of soul, as well as one of the country’s most experienced young bluesmen, Tasmania’s own Pete Cornelius. Funktional, Launceston’s hugely energetic nine-piece funk-band completes the dynamic program and is bound to have everyone up and dancing!

Festival go-ers this year can also enjoy a selection of delicious plates by Formosa Bites (Taiwanese food, Tasmania produce and featured at DARK MOFO), thirst quenching beer from Little Rivers Brewing Co (nothing but fine Tasmanian beer), and of course Delamere’s range of 100% estate grown and made wines. The event is not BYO alcohol; however, attendees are welcome to bring along a picnic.



Delamere Music Festival tickets are $35 (plus booking fee) per person and all kids under 18 get in for free. Tickets are limited and will be on sale from Friday 21st September via the Delamere Vineyards website:

Bus transport from Launceston Transit Centre is available, leaving at 11am. Bus tickets must be pre-purchased and are $15 for adults and $12 for kids under 18 (return trip included).

Festivities will be kicking off at 12 noon on Saturday 27th of October, and concluding at 5pm, at Delamere Vineyard, 4238 Bridport Road, Pipers Brook.



For further information about Delamere Music Festival

Sam Whelan, (03) 6382 7190,


For information about the North-East Rivers Festival

Maxine Mullins, NERF Chairperson, 0447 056 788,



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