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  • Emma Ray

Party In The Paddock Lineup Announced! Gang Of Youths, DMA’s, Benee - Plus More

The Party in the Paddock set times are here, and it’s time to plan your festival! Find many of your big name favourites down at The Paddock Stage, including the likes of Gang Of Youths, DMA’s, Benee, The Presets, Vera Blue, Meg Mac, Genesis Owusu, Vengaboys, Yung Gravy and many more! Also in the main arena is the Bigtop - the festival's futuristic, transcendent, sci-fi-esk dance tent filled with electronic beats to lead you through the day and night where you can catch the likes of Young Franco, Bag Raiders, Odd Mob, Kinder, Jono Ma and more! Up through the trees and into the Vibestown Arena lies the self-titled second largest stage of the festy, hosting a mixture of alternative acts and DJs, including Art Vs Science, Caravanã Sun, Big Twisty and the Funknasty, Nerve, The Rions, Carla Geneve and heaps more.


Silvertongue (also in the Vibestown arena) is a theatre-esk evolution and combination of the well loved ‘Goodtimes Church’ and ‘Talk In The Paddock’ from years ago. It’s the official talking stage, and punters of PITP will be treated to a stellar comedic line-up, interviews with performing artists, and conversations with Politicians, interesting folk and creatives alike this year. Headlining the comedy on Saturday is Tom Cashman, an up-and-coming stand-up comedian, performer, and writer, on Saturday. He is a regular on Network Ten's The Project and has featured in several television programs. In 2022 Tom wrote and performed his show Graphs to a sold out season in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Hot Department, a duo of comedic superstars, will be headlining Sunday.

Honor Wolff and Patrick Durnan Silva, known for their surreal and twisted humour, have been featured on Aunty Donna, Leftovers, and ABC’s At Home Alone Together. Their award-winning shows, CULL and Poopie Tum Tums have toured around Australia and New Zealand. In 2022 they won a string of awards for their web series Hot Department: Dark Web warping minds and awakening strange feelings in people all over. Check out their twisted comedy on Tik Tok, we dare you. Also joining them on the Silvertongue Stage is Darwin’s sweetheart, Dave Woodhead, a stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and broadcaster. His works include Amazon Prime’s The Moth Effect, ABC TV’s Get Krackin’ & Preppers, Thalu & Barrumbi Kid, ABC Comedy’s Fresh Blood pilot Be Your Own Boss, and SBS Viceland’s The Feed. As a writer and cast member of the multi-award-winning ABC TV Indigenous sketch comedy series Black Comedy, he is also the host of Lunch on triple j.

Concetta Caristo is a comedian and co-host of triple j Breakfast. She has appeared on SBS’ Celebrity Letters and Numbers, and Channel 10’s The Cheap Seats, ABC’s Question Everything, and Channel 7’s Australia Now. Caristo has performed at the Enmore Theatre, The Comedy Store, and the Sydney Opera House and writes for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Guardian. Additionally, she co-creates and co-hosts Big Natural Talents and The Quibble Hour podcasts.

Alexandra Hudson, is a comedian who shares entertaining little musings about her experiences as a disabled woman and her observations about the mostly foreign non-disabled world she lives in. Alexandra took joint first place in the National Grand Final of the Raw Comedy Competition at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2022.

Blake Freeman is a fresh, honest comedian with an energetic delivery and charming stories. In 2018, he was selected for Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Comedy Zone and appeared on ABC TV’s Comedy Up Late. His 2019 stand-up show ‘There’s Something There’ was nominated for and won the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Best Newcomer award. Alex Hines is a comedian, creative and proud Capricorn. As satirical popstar and Gay Icon Juniper Wilde, Alex has cemented herself as one of the best character actors in the country.

Tanya Bunter, Group Music Programmer across triple j, Double J and Unearthed, will host engaging interviews with some of your favourite Paddock artists playing over the weekend. Tanya started her career as a broadcaster at RTRM in Perth before moving to the East Coast to work as a late-night presenter at triple j. Check the website for more information closer to the date.


The final cherry on top of this year’s Paddock is a very special one… Is a new addition, the aptly named ‘The Bullpen,’ positioned out amongst the campsite, leans into the satirical nature of the site’s Agricultural Festival origins, and is best described as sci-fi-spaghetti western with an eccentrically queer undercurrent. From the Mechanical Bull, Whip Cracking expos, and Magician shows to rowdy punk bands, Drag spectaculars, Line Dancing and a Dolly Parton cover band or two - this space is sure to surprise anyone up for the adventure! Oh, and don’t forget Cattle Truck Karaoke. The Bullpen features all the above and these absolutely fabulous performers; Tanzer, Taylor Switch, Tony Velvet, Holly Parton, Enya Arsenal, Pre-workout, Uncle Geezer, Bebe Sparkle & Her Diamonds, The Trawldogs and many more!

PARTY IN THE PADDOCK 2023 Friday 10th, Saturday 11th, Sunday 12th February 2023 Quercus Park - 25min from Launceston - located in 'The Heart' of Tasmania, it is an easily accessible location from Hobart and Devonport

‘Party In The Paddock at Quercus Park on tilapangka/Liffey River, in lutruwita/Tasmania, Palawa/Tasmanian Aboriginal land.’

Proudly presented by Triple J



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