Every January the quiet Tasmanian town of Cygnet comes alive to celebrate the joy of music and invite local, mainland and international acts to play in front of enthusiastic crowds over three wonderful days.
The Cygnet Folk Festival puts a buzz of excitement in the crisp clean air as the streets, pubs, halls, cafes and parks are taken over by quality performers with one objective – showing people a great time.
Anyone who has visited Cygnet at other times of the year will be amazed at the enormous transformation this quaint village undergoes during the festival period.
It is truly the place to be if you want to get the New Year off to a rollicking great start and what's more you will be hard pressed to find a friendlier event in Australia this summer.
People have flocked to Cygnet to dance and be entertained for decades. With the festival celebrating its 30th birthday in 2012 expectations are high that this will be the biggest and best year yet.
All of the venues are within a short walk of each other, ensuring a fantastic atmosphere envelops the entire village and turns it into a paradise for lovers of live music.
Whether you come to reacquaint with old friends, make new ones, support your favourite act or simply revel among the celebratory mood, this is an experience not to be missed.
Save money by staying in the delightful camping ground nearby and dine at the festival's many food stalls or Cygnet's homely pubs and restaurants.
The Cygnet Folk Festival is well worth travelling to Tasmania for alone this summer, but if you happen to be visiting the island state already then you simply cannot afford to skip this genuine highlight of the events calendar.