Get a gig at Festivale & The Royal Oak Hotel

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Event Venue


Event Dates & Times

  • Sat, Feb 1 2020 12:00pm
  • Sun, Feb 2 2020 12:00pm
  • Tue, Feb 18 2020 8:00pm


Saturday 1 February, afternoon – Competition on KPMG Stage at Festivale

Sunday 2 February, afternoon – Winner’s Set on VJAM Stage at Festivale

Tuesday 8 February, 8pmRAW Gig at The Royal Oak Hotel



Theatre North and Festivale are once again seeking solo acts or small bands (covers or originals) aged 16+ to enter the RAW Acoustic Competition at Festivale 2020, Tasmania’s premium summer event.

The RAW series has seen incredible talent arise, grow and succeed on the stage. With a fresh focus on the original, the acoustic and the authentic, this year's competition is a way for emerging artists to get gigs at Festivale and The Royal Oak Hotel.

The competition is divided into stages:

  • A video audition + mentoring session with Musical Director Travis Hennessy
  • The live competition on the Saturday afternoon of Festivale (KPMG Stage)
  • Winner gets a paid one-hour slot on the Sunday afternoon of Festivale (VJAM Main Stage)
  • All place-getters will play a concert-style gig at The Royal Oak Hotel

Entries now open to all non-professional solo musicians and small bands aged 16+ (no upper age limit).


Video Auditions close MON 09 DEC, 5pm

Previous winners and runners-up have gone onto perform at events such as MONA FOMA, Junction Arts Festival, in theatrical productions and other paid gigs, including their own full sets at Festivale.

After appearing in RAW, some musicians have launched their careers – releasing singles, EPs and albums, and winning prizes for song-writing in national competitions.

RAW is a platform designed to give musicians an opportunity to perform in public and succeed.

RAW is a unique partnership between Theatre North Inc., Festivale and The Royal Oak Hotel.


RAW Gig at The Royal Oak Hotel

  • $10 - All Single Tickets
  • $5 - Subscribers
  • FREE - Gold Subscribers / Friends

Competition & Winner’s Gig at Festivale:

Festivale Entry Ticket required


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RAW Gig at The Royal Oak Hotel:

Companion Cards accepted.

General Admission

A processing fee of $6 applies to tickets purchased online. This is a per transaction fee, not per ticket fee, which will be applied at the end of your purchase.

A delivery charge of $4 applies if you choose to have your tickets posted to your address.

Creative Team

Creative Team

  • Musical Director - Travis Hennessy