Folk ‘Til Ya Punk Records present: HOBOFOPO; Hobart’s Original Folk Punk Orgy. Yes it’s time for a folk-punk festival, and Tasmania is hosting. A bit like an old-fashioned folk festival, where there are heaps of gigs happening in venues all around, you study the program and run between shows catching your favourite bands. But this time all the bands are playing folk-punk, the venues are all pubs around Hobart, and no one’s going to tell you you’re being too loud.

With over 23 acts spread across 9 gigs around Hobart, North Hobart, Fern Tree, Grove and Franklin, prepare for an incredible showcase from the best of the energetic, original and growing Australian folk-punk scene. Plus there’s an acoustic luncheon in a cafĂ©, a music industry pow-wow, a late night folk-punk DJ from the USA, and a late night chalkboard session where you can jump up and play. Festival passes are found at and vary from $40 full fare to $33 for povvo hobo concession rate.

This is all happening from 10th to 13th November, so cancel work on Monday (and Friday), book some airfares to Hobart, and get ready to folk ’til ya punk.

Acts include: The Go Set, The Ramshackle Army, Handsome Young Strangers, Jess Randall (Crooked Fiddle), Fox ‘N’ Firkin, The Stragglers, The Dead Maggies’ Dark Orchestra, This Is A Robbery, and heaps more that you can check out at