A one-day festival of live music with plenty of distance

Ben Salter
Dewayne Everettsmith
Just Flare
with Baba Bruja and Crystal Sky
DJ Spaceman

Doors: 11:30am
Live music: 12:12pm-4:15pm
DJ: 4:20-6pm

Food Options:
Gert & Ted Gourmet Catering
Tombolo Freycinet
Lickalicious ice cream

Stay onsite! Need accommodation book a beach shack or stay in one of our glamorous tents.

Gigs in Space is a leisurely day of live music by local Tassie artists Ben Salter, Dewayne Everettsmith and Just Flare in a unique waterfront setting where industrial past meets ecological present. Gig-goers will have the whole day to stroll between the venues with time to eat, drink and explore the surprise entertainment that will be dotted around the site. Catering on offer is a variety of food trucks and bars with outdoor dining areas and don’t forget to bring your picnic blanket.

A festival atmosphere with easy-going COVID-safety is the aim of the day. Audience numbers in the two indoor venues will be limited to 100 in each. Gigs run concurrently but in two separate sets, allowing for the venues to be vacated and cleaned before the two audiences swap to catch the other act. The day will culminate in the whole audience coming together (with appropriate distance) in the expansive outdoor space of the Amphitheatre for the headlining act.

Hailed as one of Australia’s best singer/songwriters, Ben Salter will declare The Mill’s Amphitheatre open for business with an outdoor set that headlines Gigs in Space. Like everyone else on the bill, Ben’s been keeping up appearances online during what he calls ‘the current strange times’ and is dead-keen to play to a real flesh-and-blood audience.

Dewayne Everettsmith is an Aboriginal man, descended from both the Aboriginal community of Cape Barren Island and the Gunai/Kurnai people of Victoria, but his music can’t be neatly pigeonholed as Indigenous. It’s been influenced by his heritage, then shaped by his tough early years and love of so many musical styles and great singers.

Indie/folk/rock trio Just Flare are Hannah Lawes (vocals), Zac Jessup (electric guitar) and Tyler Watson (percussion/synth). Based in Northern Tasmania, the group is riding high on the success of its debut album Where the Water’s Deep, music designed to ‘heal the soul’. Tickets are limited so book soon to get your fix of live music.

You want gigs. We’ve got space.

Program

  • Dewayne Everettsmith (Tin Shed) 12:15 – 12:55
  • Just Flare (Banksia Room) 12:15 – 12:55
  • Baba Bruja (Roving) 13:00 – 13:10
  • Crystal Sky (BBQ Area) 13:15 – 13:30
  • Baba Bruja (Roving) 13:35 – 13:45
  • Dewayne Everettsmith (Tin Shed) 13:50 – 14:30
  • Just Flare (Banksia Room) 13:50 – 14:30
  • Baba Bruja (Roving) 14:30 – 14:40
  • Crystal Sky (BBQ Area) 14:45 – 15:00
  • Baba Bruja (Roving) 15:05 – 15:15
  • Ben Salter (Amphitheatre) 15:20 – 16:20
  • DJ Spaceman (Tin Shed Deck) 16:30 – 18:30

Great food

  • Gert & Ted Gourmet Catering
  • Tombolo Freycinet
  • Lickalicious ice cream

Cool drinks

You’ll find plenty of bars around the site selling local juice, wines, beers and more. Buy one of our glasses for $5 to reduce single-use plastic, which can be refunded at the end of the day.

A few points about Health & Safety

  • Some areas of our site are still under construction. For your own safety please do not enter the fenced off construction areas which are clearly signed.
  • Please supervise your kids at all times. We’ve fenced off access to the obvious dangers (clearly signed) but won’t accept responsibility for unsupervised children.
  • ‘No vertical drinking inside’ means sitting at the designated seating if you have a drink in your hand inside the Tin Shed or Banksia Room. Outside you can stand or sit as you please.
  • We have plenty of space so keep your distance (1.5m) especially while queuing for food and drink or toilets.
  • Hand sanitisers and hand washing stations are available throughout the site. Please use them regularly.
  • Spring Bay Mill is a smoking free site. Cigarette butts are a fire hazard. Call-out fees for firefighting resources are expensive.

COVID Safe Plan for Gigs in Space

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