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WILLIE SMITH'S MID-WINTER WHAT'S ON

FESTIVAL MAINS...

Willie's Scavenger Hunt

Friday, Featured
Get ready for the ultimate festival adventure! Win a year's worth of cider in the biggest scavenger hunt Tassie has ever seen.
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Alex Moss - Interactive Light Performance

Roving & Experiences, Friday, Featured
Big Willie
Witness what Big Willie sees in you, as we delve into the heart of the festival spirit together.
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Pakana Kanaplila Welcome Ceremony

Friday, Featured 7:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Paddock
Our name is Pakana Kanaplila.  You came here to meet us here on our salt-water island Lutruwita Tasmania, we are country, fire, wind, earth and ceremony, all life within sky country, salt and fresh waters that join/grow us through an all life journey.
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Big Willie Burns

Saturday, Featured 8:10 pm -
Paddock
We will release the negative energy of the evil spirits from the apple orchards and set Big Willie alight one last time. Saturday night is the new time for this extravaganza to end the festival! Burn baby, burn!
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Wassail

Saturday, Featured 7:30 pm -
Paddock
Wassail! Old apple tree we'll wassail thee, And hoping thou will bear.
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The Crooked Fiddle Band

Saturday, Featured 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Paddock Stage
Originating in Sydney in 2006, The Crooked Fiddle Band is a musical force that defies convention.
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Moosejaw Rifle Club

Saturday, Featured 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Paddock Stage
The Moosejaw Rifle Club was formed in 2008 at a friend’s party when a disgruntled neighbour pulled the circuit breaker out of the power board to kill the music. Acoustic instruments were found and played and the band was formed.
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La Mauvaise Réputation

Friday, Featured 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Apple Shed Stage
French jazz & swing virtuosos La Mauvaise Réputation are Australia’s most authentic interpreters of the wild rhythms and passion of 1930s Parisian hot jazz and the beautiful melodies of classic French chanson - sung en français bien sûr.
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Handsome Young Strangers

Friday, Featured 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Paddock Stage
The HYS have been belting out their unique take on Australian Bush Folk Punk for 20 years, so although they’re not quite as young anymore they’re still handsome and keep on rocking!
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Alex Moss

Roving & Experiences, Featured
Saturday night we set Big Willie alight for the final time, thanks to our top mate, Gibbo. We welcome back Alex Moss to illuminate the festival effigy with his incredible light display.
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THE BAD DAD ORCHESTRA

Friday, Featured 10:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Paddock Stage
THE BAD DAD ORCHESTRA brings big grooves, with snappy horn lines and catchy as hell vocals from front-man Jimi Steele. The classic sounds of Australian pub rock with a modern twist, and unique brand of soul.
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Storytellers Cup

Saturday, Featured 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Apple Shed Stage
The Willie Smith's Mid-Winter Festival Storytelling is back! This year is less of a competition and more of a celebration to commemorate the final Mid-Winter Festival!
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Moonshine Minnie in The Speakeasy Bar

Friday, Saturday, Featured 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Speakeasy Bar
We've converted our beautiful spirits distillation still into a speakeasy. Have yourself a cocktail and kick back to some beautiful piano tunes. Featuring: Moonshine Minnie hails from the deep-south where the songs & music of her childhood, was great for disguising & distracting from the sounds & intoxicating smells of moonshine! Minnie learnt to play from an early age, where her talent for distracting tellers-of-tales became legendary and her music became a necessity whenever there was still-action to be had! Hit her up with a request or two …. If you’re game?!!
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Blundstone's Costume Competition

Saturday, Featured 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Paddock Stage
Blundstone is proudly supporting the Costume Competition this year, with vouchers up for grabs! Dress in your pagan finery and win some amazing prizes!
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