Is there a festival where folk music such as Darren Hanlon and Ben Salter sits perfectly along side punk music such as Flangipanis and This Is A Robbery? Yes there is.
HOBOFOPO is Hobart’s Original Folk Punk Orgy, and it is returning in November 2021.
Since the launch party for Folk Til Ya Punk Records in 2015, folk-punk musicians and fans have been making an annual pilgrimage to Hobart for a pub crawl of rowdy acoustic punk singalongs. From 2016 it had become a 4 day event and they named it HOBOFOPO. In 2020 the plague hit and they scaled back to just one gig. In 2021 they are reinvigorated and are going for it again.
Given the uncertain times, things are a bit stripped back,with 3 days of pub crawling (instead of 4), and artists from just 3 states (instead of the usual 5-6).
It’s not all folk-punk this year, with a good splattering of folk acts and punk acts throughout the diverse lineup, made up from three states (sorry VIC and NSW, but you can tune in to the livestream event).
The festival pass (entry to all 5 gigs) is sold out. The Hobart Brewing Co gig is sold out. You can get tickets through Oztix to the late night Altar gig, and you can turn up with $20 cash at Next Door Bar.
The full HOBOFOPO experience consists of:
Fri 19/11 5-11pm – private house show, Grove. For festival pass holders or invites of the host only.
6pm Andy Paine (qld), 7pm A Fistful Of Fiscal (debut), 8pm Soursob Bob (sa), 9pm The Sketches (10yo birthday), 10pm Jodie Flange (qld), 11pm Wallaby Track Bush Band. Plus livestream acts from NSW and Vic on the half hour, starting with BrodyGreg at 5.30pm, then; Drizabone D, Billy Puntton, Knifey Spoony, Ess-Em, Whiskey Dram, The Dead Peasants, and Jude Joseph at midnight.
Sat 20/11 2-10pm – Hobart Brewing Co, Hobart [SOLD OUT]
1pm doors open. 2pm Hannah Morell, 2.30pm Andy Paine (qld), 3.15pm Alegria Mia!, 4.10pm Teresa Dixon and the Deep Blue Sea, 5.05pm Soursob Bob (sa), 6.00pm Ragged Hollow, 7.00pm The Dead Maggies, 8.00pm Darren Hanlon (qld), 9.15pm Flangipanis (qld). music stops at 10pm, then get ready for the pub crawl to Altar
Sat 20/11 11pm-2am – Altar, Hobart – tickets still available $10+bf at Oztix or $15 on the door.
10.30pm doors open. 11pm Quinton Trembath (sa, duo with Hannah Morrell), 11.50pm Samora Squid (sideshow freak), 00.15am This Is A Robbery, 01.15am Pauly Flange plays Mischief Brew.
Sun 21/11 1-6pm – Next Door Bar, Franklin. Bring $20 cash if you dont have the festival pass. Also bbq for cash.
1pm doors open. 1.30pm Meyers & McNamara, 2.30pm Hairyman, 3.15pm Ben Salter, 4.15 The Dominic Francis Grief Ensemble, 5.15 Zac Henderson (with band). Then roll on to the afterparty (if you’ve got the festival pass, or an invite from the host).
Sun 21/11 7-11pm – private house show, Franklin
Featuring Woolworths\\FluShot, Flangipanis, and 3x surprises
and the full lineup is:
Darren Hanlon (QLD), Flangipanis (QLD), Ben Salter (TAS), Quinton Trembath (SA), Soursob Bob (SA), This Is A Robbery (TAS), The Dead Maggies (TAS), Andy Paine (QLD), Zac Henderson, Hairyman, Meyers & McNamara, Teresa Dixon and the Deep Blue Sea, Wallaby Track Bush Band, The Dominic Francis Grief Ensemble, Ragged Hollow, Samora Squid, The Sketches, Woolworths\\Flu Shot, Jodie Flange, A Fistful of Fiscal, Alegria Mia!, Hannah Morrell, Pauly Flange plays Mischief Brew and livestreamed sets from our mates stuck in NSW & VIC.