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Felix Preval
Artistic Director


Get ready to party because it’s that time of year again: the nights are perfect, the streets are buzzing – Darwin Festival is on at last!

We’ve put together a Festival program that places Darwin at the heart of an international conversation. As we celebrate 40 years of Territory independence, we explore our past, reflect on our present and dream of our future. We celebrate the strength and creativity of Australian Indigenous culture and arts practices, and invite incredible international First Nations artists to join them.

Across the Festival, local legends will share the stage with the very best from around the globe. There’s definitely a place for everyone at Darwin Festival – ask me personally if you can’t find something here you love! It’s a program full of lights, laughter and reasons to celebrate, as well as stirring stories, powerhouse performances and captivating contemporary arts.

We invite you to dive in, Darwin, and start planning your August advernture. There's plenty to choose from, so make sure you add anything that takes your fancy to your favourites list or pop it straight into your basket, and get ready to celebrate hot August Nights at #dfest18.

Download 2018 Darwin Festival Guide

View the program guide for Darwin Festival 2018 below.


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