Tim Minchin to Perform First Ever Darwin Concert for Darwin Festival 2022

The spectacular show announcements for Darwin Festival just keep rolling in. On Saturday 13 August, satirist, provocateur and musical genius Tim Minchin will make his Darwin debut at the stunning outdoor Amphitheatre as a part of Darwin Festival 2022.

One of the world’s most popular Aussie live acts, comic virtuoso Tim Minchin has been selling out award-winning gigs in the UK, US and Australia for over a decade, with his most recent tour, Back, seen by over a quarter of a million people.

The world needs a good laugh right now, and who better to deliver it than someone with not only wit and charisma, but unbelievable musical talent to boot! Live onstage with his full band at the Amphitheatre, Tim Minchin will perform a set list of material from all corners of his eclectic repertoire for this year’s Darwin Festival.

Tim Minchin is the composer-lyricist of the hit musical, Matilda, which won 85 international awards and recently celebrated ten years on the West End. His second musical, Groundhog Day, won the Best Musical Olivier Award (West End) and was nominated for seven Tonys (Broadway). He co-wrote and starred in the TV series Upright (2019, Sky UK/Foxtel), which won AACTA awards for Best Comedy and Best Actor in a Comedy, with Season 2 dropping later this year. His 2020 studio album Apart Together debuted at #3 in Australia and reached the Top 30 in the UK, and his other live releases include Tim Minchin and the Heritage Orchestra: Live at the Royal Albert Hall, So F**king Rock and Ready For This?.

“Our 2022 program is massive, and an iconic act like Tim Minchin finally making his Darwin debut perfectly sets the tone for the epic party coming to Darwin this August,” said Darwin Festival Artistic Director Felix Preval. “We’re excited to deliver two massive nights of live performance under the stars at the Darwin Amphitheatre, with Buŋgul and Tim Minchin headlining this year’s Festival.”

Audiences won’t want to miss Tim Minchin in a huge night of Festival entertainment under the stars! Tickets are on sale from 9am Tuesday 24 May 2022 at staging.darwinfestival.org.au

Darwin Festival’s full program of cabaret, theatre, comedy, dance, visual arts, outdoor concerts and fun family events will be announced on Thursday 16 June. Audiences are invited to sign up as a Friend of the Festival member (staging.darwinfestival.org.au/friends) to access an exclusive pre-sale period from 17-19 June, with tickets available to the general public from Monday 20 June.

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