Aussie Rock Legends to open #Dfest17

It’s the dry season. It’s Darwin Festival’s opening night. It’s time to party!

Join us to celebrate the opening of this year’s Darwin Festival with one incredible night of music. This year the Santos Opening Night Concert moves to a brand-new venue at Little Mindil, alongside the world-famous Mindil Beach. Come along early, enjoy the spectacular Mindil sunset and settle in for an awesome line-up at this fabulous free family event.

Described by Huffington Post as ‘Indigenous Australia’s answer to The Backstreet Boys’, Tiwi Islands group B2M are no strangers to Festival music lovers. Their catchy pop and R ’n’ B tunes are the perfect ingredients for a fun and funky party starter.

Headlining the Opening Night celebrations are those icons of Aussie rock You Am I, hot on the heels of their epic tour with the Hoodoo Gurus. After 25 years, 10 studio albums, 10 ARIA awards, two live albums, two ‘best of’ albums and hundreds of sold-out shows, You Am I’s ability to conjure excitement on-stage is the stuff of legend. They’re a band who refuses to do anything other than what they love and that generally involves getting together and making a racket – and you’re invited along for the ride!