COVID-19 Response

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The Unconformity 2020 festival has been postponed to 15-17 October 2021.


The decision to postpone is the culmination of a thorough review process in collaboration with the Tasmanian Government. There are a few reasons why the postponement is necessary:

— COVID-19's impact upon the festival's development timeline
— uncertainty for audiences to travel and gather in October
— health and safety risks for our community
— potential for adverse financial impact
— uncertainty for artists and staff to deliver the program.

The combined impacts of COVID-19 has meant that this year's festival had to be postponed. The timing of the next 'biennial' 2022 festival will be reviewed in the near future.


Accommodation and bookings

To support local businesses, we want to encourage all people who had previously booked accommodation to simply rebook for the new dates—and for others to get theirs soon. For all of your travel needs visit the West Coast Tasmania website.


Additional Activity

We're committed to working with our artists, our community and our cultural partners to find stable ground and discover unimagined new opportunities within this uncertain terrain.

We're starting work upon an additional program of cultural activity for 2020 and 2021 in response to COVID-19—we'll be announcing these plans across the coming weeks and months.


More info

For more information about the postponement, please contact us via info@theunconformity.com.au.

Festival venues

  • Town Centre, corner Orr and McNamara St
  • Crib Lane, Little Orr St
  • The Paragon Theatre, 11 McNamara St
  • 20 Orr St
  • Queenstown Medical Union, 25 Cutten St
  • CWA Hall, 35 Cutten St
  • Cutten St Playground
  • West Coast Wilderness Railway and Tracks Cafe
  • Q Bank Gallery, 37 Orr St
  • QBar, 33 Orr St
  • Old Larq Gallery, 8 Hunter St
  • Old Evans Store, 24 Stitcht St
  • Galley Museum, 1/7 Driffield St
  • Scout Hall, 15 Bowes St
  • Queen River Footbridge
  • Passion Park, on The Esplanade
  • Penghana House, 32 Esplanade
  • Old Limestone Quarry, 9 Penghana Rd
  • Football Ground