Beloved Tasmanian festival Party In The Paddock has announced that its eighth instalment next February will also be its last.
Organisers of the annual event, which next year features Matt Corby, Hermitude, Dune Rats, Broods, Cosmo’s Midnight and stacks more, said it was “one of the hardest decisions of our lives”.
“We’ve had to be really honest with ourselves. All things – no matter how special – must at some point come to an end, and we want the most special project of our lives to go out on top,” Vibestown Productions, the team behind PIPT, said.
“We believe that PITP is at the top of its game and ‘only the good die young’.
“This thing that started back in our early twenties, as a WILD and fairly innocent party. We invited our mates and they invited theirs and it just kept growing, until the smell of an independent music and arts festival was in the air.
“The council tried to close us down, and tragically, one of our best of friends passed away overseas on the eve of the first official PITP back in 2013… But whatever came our way, one thing was certain – Party In The Paddock, Tasmania, was meant to be.”
Party In The Paddock has sold out the past five years and with 2020 set to be one of the festival’s biggest parties yet, it’s safe to assume its final event will hit capacity.