Three-day festival in Launceston next month has ‘something for everyone’

Launceston will host a three-day arts festival in November with a line-up shining the spotlight on Tasmania’s local talent.

Junction Arts Festival organisers have announced that Hometown will be held at Prince’s Square from November 27-29, with a program of art, music and performance.

The 10-year anniversary of Junction planned for September was postponed to 2021 but organisers decided to push ahead with a local line-up of Tasmanian performers for its Hometown festival next month.

Executive producer Frith Mabin told The Mercury it had been a challenging year, but the new festival will offer “something for everyone”.

“Get ready to shake off the COVID blues and welcome summer with live music, friendly faces and delicious local food and wine,” she said.

The City of Launceston is a major sponsor, with Mayor Albert Van Zetten saying the festival “plays a significant role as a key cultural and creative event with deep community roots”.

“It epitomises the true cultural heartbeat of Northern Tasmania and beyond, drawing in thousands of people from across the state,” he told The Mercury.