Keep the March long weekend free on your calendar for one of the biggest music events in Tasmania, the Breath of Life festival!
Returning for its second year on Sunday March 10, the music festival boasts a huge lineup, with British rapper Dizzee Rascal headlining the bill.
Joining Dizzee for the one-day festival are ARIA award winning hip hop group Bliss N Eso, Melburnian rapper 360, New York-based DJ A-Trak, alternative rock band Birds of Tokyo and more talented international and local acts.
The festival will be held at Launceston's Inveresk Park from 11:00 to 23:00, with 12 hours of music across three stages that include a Ministry of Sound Clubbers Guide Stage – a must-see for dance fans!
All festival goers will be partying for a good cause, with money raised from the event going towards lung health initiatives that include education, research and support for those with lung disease.
ARIA award winning artist Diesel and the Lizotte family established the Breath of Life Festival with the Australian Lung Foundation, in the hopes of creating an event which would catch the attention of Australian's nationwide and generate awareness about lung health.
The first festival took place earlier this year, setting a new benchmark and "delivering one of the largest music festivals ever held in Tasmania".
Over 16,000 people attended Breath of Life to watch performances by huge international act Skrillex, Australian music icons Icehouse and other class local acts including Eskimo Joe, Grinspoon, Sneaky Sound System, Potbelleez, The Living End and Hilltop Hoods.
The event raised almost $70,000 for research into chronic lung disease, with exposure of the festival's success drawing another $500,000 in donations toward the cause.
The first release of tickets went on sale October 24 from the Breath of Life website, Oz Tix outlets and Red Herring stores statewide.