09. February 2018 - 12:00
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Why‽ Symposium | Friday, 09. February 2018

"The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress." - Joseph Joubert.

Symposium - a drinking party or lively discussion.

Come and contribute to Why‽ Symposium, a three day collaborative adventure held in a Southern Tasmanian bush setting that amalgamates electronic music, discussions, and talks into one event that we hope will enhance social interaction, and inspire discussions that may make you question reality.

Symposiasts (that’s you!) come and contemplate, experience, and discuss life, the universe, and Why? in a friendly, vibrant, and delectable setting whilst being entertained by world renowned local and national artists creating vibrations both audible and visual.



+++Over 18 event+++

Your ticket price covers a 3-day adventure that will include a camping spot for you to make yourself at home in whilst on your journey, nourishing workshops to help you evolve & develop, a marketplace selling quality wares to explore, seminars & forums to enthrall & engage you, discussion & contemplation spaces to tempt your curiosity & let you contribute your wisdom to your peers, art & entertainment to ensnare & captivate your senses, a musical journey for you to dance the nights (and days) away, and all associated facilities for you to have a comfortable and enjoyable event.

LEARN all you desire, EDUCATE and give knowledge freely, DISCUSS ideas and concepts, EVOLVE yourself to aid humanity, and ENJOY the pleasure of music with the company of friends, REPEAT.

Why‽ - Question Everything

Sponsored by
Mtn Trails, Hellfire Cup, Fractangular Gathering, Kickstart Arts, Spicy Music.

Applications are now open for:

Volunteers -
Market stall holders -
Decor, Visual, & Installation Art -

  • Are you sitting down? Well, you’re going to need to be because Why‽ Symposiums next line-up release is going to knock you off your feet!!! We’ve got a multitude of amazing local artists on the menu that are going to tantalise those taste buds and initiate your auditory cravings :). Remember there are only a limited number of tickets left and they’re going fast so don’t wait until you can afford it, head down to Cash Converters, ask your boss for next weeks pay, or get that Centrelink advance now because you don’t want to miss out on this one!!!
  • Are tickets still a thing? :p i cant find a link for them 💜
  • ****** Ketatonic (Adapted Records) ****** When Charles Darwin first wrote about the evolution of species, he certainly didn’t foresee for the mutating bass gene, which was recently identified by scientists in the man known as KETATONIC. Affecting all variations of bass, from glitch-hop through to dubstep & even trap, this new progression in the human genome has been heralded as a breakthrough in musicality. Whilst once thought to be hereditary, we now know that it enters through the eardrum of the listener and quickly changes all perspective on bass music. The benefits are huge, so make sure you come and get mutated with KETATONIC this summer! https://soundcloud.com/ketatonicglitch
  • ****** Käse Kochen (BASSIC Records) ****** Translated from German, KASE KOCHEN literally means “cheese cooking”. And we’re not talking about the stinky, mouldy, festering cheese that has been forgotten about in the back of your fridge for 12 months. No, this is the tasty, mature, techno cheese that tingles your tastebuds and goes well with a glass of red wine. Served best on a dance-floor platter, with a side of boogie. BYO crackers. https://soundcloud.com/k-se-kochen
  • ******* Chief Get Down (Wobbly Gherka/Adapted Recs) ******* CHIEF GET DOWN will get your party started, and no doubt! This NSW native has been rocking awesomely funky glitch-hop since he was tall enough to reach the turntables – About 4 years. We used to think that he was a dwarf, but now we know that he was just missing important nutrients in his diet – funk & bass. Now he’s fully-grown (we’ve had to stop using him as a foot-rest, but we still love him nonetheless) we can now see who’s rinsing the sickest party-funk in the land - Get down with CHIEF GET DOWN! https://soundcloud.com/chiefgetdown
  • ****** Mustard Tiger (Adapted Records) ****** Organic, tasty & fun – No it’s not your favourite vegan snack, its MUSTARD TIGER, and he’s here to glitch you until you feel like a Windows 98 PC. He’s got funk in the trunk and crunk to match, and with a grin bigger than Trump he’s definitely one to catch. The infectious sounds of this fun-lovin’ human are much like a lush bowl of jelly – wobbly and sweet. https://soundcloud.com/mustard-tiger-3
  • Will anyone be heading from Launceston with room for 2 or 3
  • ******* SHADOW FX (Zenon Records) ******* He’s faster than a speeding Holden Commodore! More powerful than a bogan on fight night! Able to leap tall mushrooms with a single bound … it’s SHADOW FX! Some call him James, some call him Jamo, and the rest call him SHADOW FX. Whatever you call him, best know that this one-man psy-trance superhero is fully capable of leaving your consciousness wondering where it is, who it is and why it is. Bring your A-game to the dance-floor for this one crew! https://soundcloud.com/shadow-fx
  • ****** Terrafractyl (Kinematic Records) ****** The organic compound Terius Fractalus was first spotted in the lush bushland of Tasmania, but soon started popping up all over the world. It evolved quickly, soon became sentient, and before anyone could say “Stop that plant!” it was on a computer and making trance music. Now known as TERRAFRACTYL, this amazing feat of evolution is now spinning some of the lushest psychedelic music around, and will certainly get your feet well-planted on the d-floor. https://soundcloud.com/terrafractyl
  • With the second lineup release just around the corner, it's about time that we started introducing some of our guests! Without further ado, please welcome: ****** Staunch (Adapted Records) ****** First off the blocks is Australia’s favourite glitch-hop duo, STAUNCH. These boys are both seasoned producers in their own right, and when combined they bring forth some of the chunkiest & grooviest glitch-hop this side off Mamungkukumpurangkuntjunya Hill. Even those with absolutely no natural rhythm and two left feet will not be able to resist the funk, and two minutes in will be getting down like MJ on a school camp. Come and get staunch with STAUNCH! https://soundcloud.com/staunch-1
  • Applications for various roles are open now... Volunteers - https://goo.gl/forms/6skKFIaTIgXhbOLQ2 Successful applicants will receive free entry into Why‽ Symposium in exchange for 6 hours of their time (with adequate breaks and one meal included during your shift). Market stall holders - https://goo.gl/forms/lpZSREbjYIGyOUds1 Successful applicants will receive a stall site that will include one staff ticket to Why‽ Symposium. Decor, Visual, & Installation Artists - https://goo.gl/forms/KxJzB4xL8TgMAsKd2 We are also on the lookout for volunteers and paid staff to make Why‽ Symposium look amazingly awesome. If you're interested in contributing please fill out a form and we'll get back to you. Applications close 15/01/2018. Regards, The Why Symposium Team.
  • Just a quick reminder that early bird ticket sales expire on Monday at midnight, if you’re sufficiently intrigued and excited but want to save yourself some dosh, get on it!!! 😎 Discount codes (including the ones given out at the launch party) expire at the same time, so go digging through those bookshelves and start racking your brains to try and remember where that flyer worth $20 is 👌 and if you're not ready to make that sort of commitment to somebody you've just met I'm sure there are others who'd be happy to settle down and save some moolah at the same time 😉. Also check out the Why‽ Symposia page before Monday, you might find a sneaky discount code (or two) 😀.
  • Still up for grabs!!!
  • With only a few early bird tickets left and a couple of days before our sale ends we've decided to shake things up a bit ;). We have some discount codes for $20 off early bird tickets left over and will be posting them to the Why‽ Symposia page at random times throughout the weekend. First in best dressed :), good luck... Code #1 - 44MFT6DU - (Down Low... Too Slow "code used").
  • With only a few hours left to go our competitors are looking like they will have a 1 in 3 chance of winning, if you like the look of these odds then get in quick for your chance to win. (Why‽ Symposia takes no responsibility for friends disowning each other over skewing of the odds 🤔😉)
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  • Volunteer and Market Stallholder applications are now open, if you're interested in helping us create an epic adventure or are available to exchange some amazing goods or services for plastic and metal, please fill in our expression of interest form and we'll get back to you shortly. Volunteer - https://goo.gl/forms/aMQLivURHaulSgVi2 Market stallholder - https://goo.gl/forms/6yIL25QPp3mTxTRs1 EOI's close on the 1st of December, 2017.
  • There are only a finite number of tickets available and early bird tickets are on sale till the 30th of October, so get in while you can. https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?embed&eid=310126 Never ahead, ever behind For a child I last forever, for an adult I'm gone to fast. What am I?
  • There are only a finite number of tickets and early bird prices are available till October the 30th, so get in while you can. https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?embed&eid=310126 Never ahead, ever behind For a child I last forever, for an adult I'm gone to fast. What am I?
  • yeah the interrobang
  • Well everyone it’s time to build on that intrigue and excitement you all have with our first line-up and ticket release... Don’t forget to come down to the Why‽ Symposium Launch Party (https://www.facebook.com/events/110993679575533) THIS SATURDAY at The Homestead for your chance to receive a discount code for $20 off EARLY BIRD Tickets. Tickets on sale NOW - https://www.trybooking.com/310126
  • Hi everyone, I hope you are all sufficiently intrigued and excited about Why‽ Symposium, I can tell you that we definitely are! Just a quick update to keep you all in the loop, the organisation and coordination side of things is coming along smoothly and we will announce first release tickets and line-up very soon. There will be a call out for artists, volunteers, and market stallholders as well, so if you are keen to get involved be on the lookout for our Facebook posts! The Why‽ Symposium crew