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Hobofopo2023 is on 24-26th November.

Applications have closed, the lineup is full and looks something like:

Apes Of The State (usa), Pigeon Pit (usa), The Currency (vic), The Peanut Butter Crack Babies (sa), The Stragglers (vic/tas/nz), Paddy McHugh (qld), The Dead Peasants (vic), Quinton Trembath (tas/vic), Jude Joseph (vic), A Commoners Revolt (act), Maddigans Wake (vic), BrodyGreg (vic), Bushed Poetry (qld), Ragged Hollow (tas), Alegria (tas), A Fistful Of Fiscal (tas), The Sketches (tas), Sooze (qld), Brendan Hill (sa), Hannah Morrell (nz), Deirdre Ahn Brohn (vic), Decal Long (vic), David Dixon (tas), plus a couple more TBA.

Tickets are now live at just put hobofopo into the search bar.

You’ll see the option of the festival pass, this will get you a wristband that you can flash for free entry into each of the gigs, and priority entry to the late night club, or you can pay per show but run the risk of sold out shows (wristbands get priority).

the gig-crawl looks like this.

friday 24th 5-9pm – simple cider – hobart midtown – paddy mchugh, dead peasants, +more

friday 24th 9.30pm-12.30am – republic bar – north hobart – the currency, a commoners revolt, alegria

then late night club at twisted lime – hobart cbd – with tribute sets til the wee hours

saturday 25th 2-8pm – hobart brewing co – hobart waterfront – PBCBS, quinton trembath, ragged hollow, maddigans wake, +more

saturday 25th 9-11.45pm – simple cider – hobart midtown – apes of the state, a fistful of fiscal, +more

then late night club at twisted lime – hobart cbd – with jude joseph and late night open mic

sunday 26th 2-4pm – preachers – salamanca – brodygreg, hannah morrell, +more (free entry)

sunday 26th 4.30-9pm – the mayfair – sandy bay – pigeon pit, the stragglers +more

then the bar stays open til midnight if you want to stay there for an acoustic jam

monday 27th if you want a post-festival unwind, we will be hanging at mona, there will be more (free) music there.


After less accessible venues last year, we want to rectify this with more accessible venues this year. We will be using; Simple Cider, The Republic Bar, Hobart Brewing Co, Preachers and The Mayfair. The late night fopo club will be a Twisted Lime – which is not an accessible venue.

Keep an eye on facebook and instagram socials for more up to date info.


Hobofopo is a 3day gig-crawl of folk-punk around nipaluna/hobart. We’ve been doing this for 8 years, and it’s great to catch up with all of our folk-punk loving friends each year. Like a pilgrimage of sorts. We have also hosted amazing bands, like; Days N Daze, AJJ, Crywank, Ceschi, Crooked Fiddle Band, SC Trash, Darren Hanlon, The Go Set, Flangipanis, Ramshackle Army, Handsome Young Strangers, Paddy McHugh, Departure Party, Claire Anne Taylor, Ben Salter, Runebilly Rattle, The Berkeley Hunts, Medusas Wake, Soursob Bob, and regular acts include This Is A Robbery, The Dead Maggies, Hairyman, Ragged Hollow, The Stragglers, The Dead Peasants, Ess-Em, Whiskey Dram, Jude Joseph, BrodyGreg. We love anything sitting between folk and punk, this could be; rogue folk, celtic punk, boozy bluegrass, folk rock, anti-folk, cowpunk, etc.


We want Hobofopo to be a safer space. No racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, or any other general dickheadness. So if you see anything wrong tell someone, then tell someone else.
We are on stolen land, sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to elders past present and emerging.