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It’s 2017 and anything is possible. The hobo collective of Folk ‘Til Ya Punk Records are at it again and have organised four days packed solid with what could be called a folk punk community gig crawl, but they call it a Folk Punk Orgy.

From USA stars AJJ to local legend’s such as This Is A Robbery and The Dead Maggies, and no less than 17 interstate acts. HOBOFOPO 2017 is full to the brim with by-catch from the widest trawled net around the folk punk genre.

From Celtic flavoured punk bands to bush balladeers, from anarcho-acoustic punk to storytelling alt-country, it’s all there in 8 gigs over four days.

We’re not telling you about the artists today, you can check out the 30+ acts at the website:

http://www.folktilyapunk.com/hobofopo

Today is about the schedule, and it is (sound of a poorly-tuned snare drum roll):

Thursday 5th October

At Jimmys Skate and Street, Elizabeth Street, Hobart. 5.30-7.30pm, Hobofopening! free entry

5.30pm - Dominic Francis (tas), 6pm - Surprise Guests!, 7pm - Wilson & The Castaways (nsw)

At The Republic Bar and Cafe, Elizabeth Street, North Hobart. 8.30pm-midnight, $10 (or free with festival pass)

9pm - Whiskey Dram (vic), 10pm Craicpot (tas), 11pm The Berkeley Hunts (vic)

Friday 6th October

At Willie Smiths Apple Shed, Grove. 6.30-8.30pm, free entry

6.30pm - Jim Lynch (nsw), 7.30pm - Zena Mohamed (tas, squid fishing).

At The Brisbane Hotel (both rooms), Brisbane Street, Hobart. $30door/$25pre (or free with a festival pass).

9pm - Quinton Trembath (vic/van), 9.30pm - Wilson & The Castaways (nsw), 10pm - Hanny J (vic, clowns), 10.30pm - The Dead Maggies (tas), 11pm - This Is A Robbery (tas), 11.30pm - AJJ (f.k.a. Andrew Jackson Jihad, usa), 12.30am - DJ Winterbone (tas)

Saturday 7th October

At Fern Tree Arts Hall, Stephenson Place, Fern Tree. 2-8pm, $10 (or free with festival pass).

Midday - Tezza’s fry up, meet & greet session. 2pm - gT Mongrel (tas), 2.20pm - All The Best (tas), 3.00pm - Luke Holmeslice (nsw), 3.20pm - Surprise!, 4.00pm - Vetty Vials (nsw), 4.20pm - The Ruben Reeves Band (tas), 5.10pm - Jonno Read (nsw), 5.30pm - Fox N Firkin (qld), 6.20pm - Ryan Garth & Emily Wolfe Duo (tas), 6.40 - Operation Ibis (nsw), 7.30 A-Rock Newman (nsw).

At The Homestead, Elizabeth Street, Hobart. 8.45pm-12.15am, $10 (or free with festival pass).

8:45pm - BrodyGreg (tas), 9.40pm - The Stragglers Big Struggle Band (vic/tas), 10.50pm - Hairyman (tas), 11.30pm - The Laweless Quartet (tas). Plus unplugged acoustic singalongs in between bands; Jonno Read (nsw), Vetty Vials (nsw) and Fred Peasant (vic/tas).

At The Brisbane Hotel, Brisbane Street, Hobart. 12.30-2.30am, (technically Sunday) free entry.

Hobofopo late night open mic!

Sunday 8th October

At Big Dan’s Pub, (next to) The Franklin Tavern, Franklin. 2-6pm, $10 (or free with festival pass).

Midday - BBQ, 2.00pm - Billy Puntton (nsw), 2.30pm - The Dead Peasants (vic/tas), 3.10pm - Whiskey Dram (vic), 3.50pm - Hairyman (tas), 4.10pm Paddy McHugh (qld), 5.10pm - The Dominic Francis Grief Ensemble (tas).

At The Brisbane Hotel, Brisbane Street, Hobart. 6pm-close
6pm - Brizzy Bingo with Hobo Ryan, 7pm-ish? Joshua Seymour (vic, cherrywood) plays songs between bingo, 8pm-ish? The Session - acoustic jam of folk-punk classics

Folk ‘Til Ya Punk Records
http://www.folktilyapunk.com

facebook.com/hobofopo
http://www.folktilyapunk.com

Folk ‘Til Ya Punk Records
http://www.folktilyapunk.com