Darwin Festival Unveils DF20 Homegrown Program

Image: Darwin Festival's Artistic Director Felix Preval and Aunty Bilawara Lee celebrate DF20 Homegrown program announcement. Photo by Duane Preston

Our 2020 Festival program features a line-up of Top End superstars, spanning 48 eclectic events across over 10 Darwin venues. Get pumped for fresh musical collaborations, intriguing theatre and dance performances, roaringly funny comedy and cabaret, stunning backyard concerts, and experimental music from dusk till dawn.”

Acting CEO James Gough added, “Our top priority has, and always will be, ensuring the health and safety of everyone attending Darwin Festival. As such, we’ve worked tirelessly with the Department of Health to ensure DF20 Homegrown is a celebration that fits into this different world we live in.

We strongly encourage all patrons to exercise COVID-safe principles at the Festival – wash your hands, practice physical distancing and download the COVID-safe app. There will be a limited capacity to Festival Park however, entry is guaranteed for those who buy a ticket to a Sunset Stage show for that night. So, book early to secure your night of fun!”

Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture, Lauren Moss MLA said, “Every Dry, Darwin Festival lights up the CBD. This year, thanks to the initiative of the Darwin Festival team, the reimagined ‘homegrown’ show will go on.

“The NT Government is proud to support the iconic Darwin Festival as it provides incredible opportunities for local artists and contributes to the liveability of the Territory for Territorians.

“This year will look and sound a little different as we focus on our amazing local talent and welcome back some of our iconic events, like the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair and the National Indigenous Music Awards in a virtual setting. The Sunset Stage sessions at Festival Park will be sure to entertain festival goers with some of the Territory’s best talent.

“With the announcement of our borders safely opening on 17 July, we also encourage interstate visitors to head to Darwin to experience a world class showcase of local talent.”

Tickets for Darwin Festival are on sale from Thursday 9 July 2020.

Darwin Festival is proudly supported by the Northern Territory Government and City of Darwin.

Matt Fraser matt@originalspin.com.au
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