ECHO is back

THE East Coast Harvest Odyssey, known as ECHO Festival, is back for another year, running over the weekend of March 31 to April 2.

The festival aims to weave together immersive sensory experiences through traditions of harvest. Creative producer Ange Boxall says ECHO is for the curious.

“ECHO 2023 celebrates authentic sensory experiences and the coming together of cultural, culinary and local produce legends. “It’s a celebration and representation of who we truly are as Tasmanians. It’s for people who crave a deeper, unique kind of enrichment and rejuvenation.”

ECHO will be hosted at Redbanks on the fringe of Swansea.

The program will feature producers, winemakers, chefs, musicians, storytellers, scientists, artists and entrepreneurs.

This year’s ECHO theme is waterbirds.

Patrons will be invited to help build a ninghera traditional Tasmanian Aboriginal canoe and join in song as it floats down the Meredith River for Welcome to Country and a muttonbird dance. A free shuttle service will be run from Swansea to the historic Redbanks festival site.

Tickets are currently on sale and event capacity is capped to 500 people.