Music, Special Event
Closing Weekend at the Ski Club


With David Garnham & the Reasons to Live's Stuart Highway Part 2 launch

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Presented by Darwin Festival and Darwin Ski Club

The Whitlams Black Stump Band sees Tim Freedman and long-time drummer Terepai Richmond joined by an A Team of roots musos. Together they reconstruct your Whitlams’ favourites, like ‘No Aphrodisiac’, ‘Blow Up the Pokies’ and ‘You Sound Like Louis Burdett’, and play some new originals alongside classic Americana from Kris Kristofferson to Neil Young.

The five-piece band has 55 Golden Guitars and 10 ARIAs between them and features Rod McCormack and Matt Fell, two CMAA Producers of the Year, on banjo and bass and young gun Ollie Thorpe on electric and pedal steel guitar.

Start your evening with David Garnham & the Reasons to Live and the launch of Stuart Highway Part 2. This road-themed concept album was created in collaboration with some of the NT’s best songwriters across the span of the Stuart Highway and features songs of truths, half-truths and tales as tall as the highway is long. Hear special guests from the recording – Casii Williams, Tom Curtain, Sally Balfour, Broadwing, Gleny Rae, Alice Cotton, Stuart Nuggett, The Choir of Man and Emma Rowe – perform a selection of tracks tying back to the road that forms the spine of the country.

Bring the family and settle in as the sun goes down on a huge 18 days and nights of Festival fun, at this special musical closing event.


Ticket price includes one Social Membership to the Northern Territory Water Ski Association / Darwin Ski Club (the “NTWSA”) for a period of 12 months only from date of the event until 30/06/2024.*

*Please see your order confirmation for full details. 

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Stuart Highway Part 2 album launch made possible by Darwin Festival's Spotlight Fund supported by Power and Water

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