Steampunk festival

18th August 2018


Steampunk Tasmania had their first Festival in 2016 in with many Steampunkers travelling from all over the State and Interstate to attend the event. The 2017 Steampunk Festival was held in George Town on the 24th June and was bigger and better than expected. The highlight of the 2017 Festival was the Guiness World Record Attempt, to revisit all of the action from the day, watch the videos below. 

Stand by to be wowed in 2018! Steampunk Tasmania is bringing Utility Kinetic Insect - UKI - to George Town. She's a  magnificent mutant kinetic insect created by Melbourne sculptor, Callan Morgan and the Make Mob team. UKI featured at White Night, Melbourne 2018, and Burning Man, Nevada in 2017. She is a mechanical giant, beautifully articulated, who gracefully moves and glows with light and music. Catch a glimpse of UKI here

Steampunk Tasmania Festival 2018 is also excited to announce another first - screenings of Australia's own steampunk film, created in South Australia. Maurice's Symphony is a sensitive tale of a deaf factory worker who is harassed and bullied, but through the actions of others, has his hearing restored.

And of course, we will be holding our Grand Fashion Parade of Steampunk . The Parade is open to ladies, gentlemen and children, and entrants will be judged on demonstrated skill in artistic interpretation of the Steampunk genre, and one’s creative recycling, re-using and repurposing of ‘stuff’. This was very popular last year, so we've increased the stakes!! We have four celebrity judges and cash prizes!

It's a day for the whole family. More details coming!

WHAT YOU can expect to see at Steampunk Festival:

  • UKI - Utility Kinetic Insect
  • Live Music 
  • Steampunk artisans
  • Steampire games including Teapot Racing - Entry Form 
  • Delicious food from local vendors
  • Tea Duelling Chempionships - Entry Form
  • Amazing Steampunk Costumes
  • Mad Hatters Tea Party
  • Ben Miller Street Art 
  • Puppet Show
  • Penny Farthings
  • Face Painting and glitter tattoos
  • Bruce Trapps Steampunked instruments
  • Model Steam Machines
  • Competitions 


Book your tickets here!

Total Event Experience

This ticket includes access to all of the Steampunk Festival from 11am and also includes a pass to the annual Steampunk Night Sailing heading into the night! Only $30.


Steampunk Nights Sailing 

Buy your tickets for the biggest event of the year! On the 18th August at 5.30 pm the annual Steampunk Night Sailing party will be held, adult tickets are $20 a head. Dance the evening away with UKI - Melbourne's Utility Kinetic Insect. UKI appeared at White Night and wowed the crowd with her awe inspiring and beautiful light and movement. Check out her story on Facebook at Utility Kinetic Insect.


Steampunk Grand Fashion Parade

This year Steampunk Tasmania will be hosting the grandest fashion parade for ladies, gentlemen and children. Three celebrity judges will visit the Airship to judge the best lady, gentleman and child exhibiting costumes showing creative and artistic interpretation fo the Steampunk genre, and demonstrating clever recycling, re-using and repurposing of 'stuff'.



Do you need costume inspiration? here are some ideas for you. 


Steampunk fashion is a huge part of the genre, it allows individuals to show a creative flare in form of style. If you are after some outfit inspiration for the Grand Fashion Parade in George Town Tasmania, here are some ideas for you.


Expressions of Interest 

If you would like to be part of the Steampunk Festival 2018 in George town by having a food stall, selling as an artisan vendor,performing at the festival or just would like some more information on the event, click here