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The Paddock is back… With fresh perspective and renewed inspiration the crew has reassembled, excited and ready for this next chapter. Hearing the calls for a major multi-day camping festival, it’s evident that Tassie has been missing something and now Vibestown is back on the job.

But being back on the job is serious business for us, unfinished business even.. Our mission in bringing PITP back from the dead is to curate something that is once again capable of creating truly memorable moments and special times ahead. We’re dipping back into the pinnacle of what we created to set a standard of what Tassie punters and abroad should expect from dusty paddocks and independent music & arts festivals. Yeah that’s right, we haven’t sold the brand and don’t plan on it. Paddock is about as Tasmanian as David Foster/Boon, Blundstones, Boags Red, yucky Cascade, Joe Palmer and Murph The Weather Man… And now we’re back, we ain’t going anywhere. But before we solidify this thing as an Australian music festival institution, we need your help in getting the simple things right – please read the below Paddock House Rules if you want to know some of the things we’re about.
Much love, VT x


Surely we can all agree to make rubbish filled festivals a thing of the past! The earth needs as much help as we can give it right now, and being from Tassie, we’re proud to keep this beautiful state clean + green and WILD! Here’s a few simple check points:

  • Make sure you are throwing your garbage into the correct bin! There’s multiple bins at the Paddock including, Compostable, Recycling and Landfill (the one we want to avoid!)
  • If you see rubbish on the ground, just go ahead and pick it up! That’s what we do.
  • Pleeeeaaaase do NOT leave tents, chairs or ANY items behind, take them home and use them again.
  • BYO refillable water bottle – we’ll have plenty of clean water for you to drink

We’ve gone to great lengths to help mitigate the impact of the festival on the environment, here’s some of the things that happen behind the scenes:

Reusable Cup System – To save using thousands of single use cups, we’re re-adopting our Reusable cup system, so please take care of your cups, so we can keep using them for years to come.

BYO  Bottle – No more single use plastic bottles will be available to buy, so bring your own bottle and we’ll have plenty of clean water for you to drink.

Tickets and trees- This hasn’t been advertised yet, but since PITA 2022, your ticket purchases have been helping us to plant trees across Tasmania and Australia!

Waste Sorting – There may be 3 bin options on site at PITP, but behind closed doors we sort the waste into 7 different streams to minimize the amount of landfill that ends up being buried in the ground. We liaise with all of our waste contractors to check in on where the waste is being taken, as this is not always to the recycling facilities that is often assumed.

All of the rubbish goes through our rubbish sorting facility on the festival site. This ensures that the contamination levels of recyclable and compostable materials does not cause the entire load to be diverted to landfill.


Vibestown not only has a zero tolerance policy in regards to shitty behaviour, but we are actively brainstorming and implementing new ways to address the issue of toxic behaviour at festivals. Especially the encouragement and celebration of toxic behaviour at music festivals.

Our policies include:

A zero tolerance to sexual harassment and assault. Touching someone without their consent is a strict NO and festival goers who exhibit such behaviour will be ejected immediately from the festival.

A zero tolerance to physical assault and other antisocial behaviour. Any violence toward others, and/or making other festival goers feel uncomfortable by your behaviour is completely not acceptable. Anyone engaging in antisocial and violent behaviour will be ejected from the festival. It’s pretty bloody simple, keep your mitts to yourselves.

We consider the celebration of toxic behaviour just as ‘dickhead-like’ as the person doing it. Those cheering, encouraging, patting their mate on the back for being a dickhead will be treated just as harshly – sorry guys you’ve been warned. So, if you see someone doing the wrong thing, call them out (where safe, it’s time to take a stand) or report to your nearest security guard or staff member.

We do not condone or encourage the use of drugs, but we acknowledge that people still make decisions to do so. Please, remember, look after your mates. If you have taken drugs and you feel unwell please see the lovely people at the first aid tent, these guys provide a judgment free service and you won’t be in any trouble.

We strongly believe that festivals are for good vibes and crappy behaviour has no place here. As an organisation we are actively working to curate cultural shifts in a festival environment, we want to ensure that every punter can have a fun and safe experience. So, death to the ways of the dickhead – have a good, safe time and encourage your mates to do the same!!


The relationship that PITP has been able to develop with our local indigenous community over the years has become a fundamental relationship in the process of contouring the festival’s greater meaning and ethos. It has enabled us to develop a deeper understanding and respect for not only the OG Paddock (the land that we hold the festival on) but for the history and culture of the traditional custodians of lutruwita/Tasmania. Our Welcome To Countries are always a special highlight at the festival and over the years has really helped to expand Tasmanian Aboriginal culture at the festival.

“What I see is that culture is sacred, not secret. As in, everyone should be able to learn from one another. The knowledge of our culture is so important, because it directly relates to a way of life, teachings and traditions that man can live within harmony of country. Not only is PITP giving us the opportunity to educate and share our culture, but even more importantly it helps our culture grow, which makes our identity grow stronger as first nation people, therefore our pride in ourselves as first nation people grows.” – Craig Everett

A Welcome to Country acknowledges the country that you are on and is to welcome people to that land by traditional caretakers of that place. Paying respects to ancestors past and present, clearing all negative energy through ceremony. Welcome to Country is about reviving the natural energy of the land.


Party Smart will be roaming the festival grounds wearing Blue Vests. These are judgement free people who you can approach at any time if you are worried about the health and safety of yourself or a mate with anything drug, alcohol, sex, assault related etc.

Promed medical services are here to tend to general and emergency medical assistance.