Enjoy a special insight into the Festival by becoming one of our friends or besties. With two membership levels each with fantastic benefits now you can choose how friendly you want to get!

$90 Friends Membership

Benefits include:

  • Discount tickets

    15% off your Darwin Festival tickets. Log in to your account online, visit our box office or call to make a booking

    *Max 2 full-priced tickets per event some exclusions may apply
  • Festival Multipack Upgrade

    Save not 10% but 15% off your tickets when you book 4 or more events in one transaction

    *Some event exclusions may apply
  • Program Guide delivery

    We’ll have the Postie drop it to your door before our official Program Launch

  • Skip the queue at Festival events

    Your Friends keyring lets you and one guest fast track the queues at selected Sunset Stage events.

  • Snappy Hour

    Friends receive nightly drink discounts at Festival Park bars between 5pm and 6pm

    *Festival Park closed Mondays
  • Friends for Free Events

    You and a guest receive free entry to Club Awi upon presentation of your keyring to Darwin Festival venue staff.

    *Subject to entry conditions, no passouts
  • Friends Merch

    Includes a 2021 Friends keyring, the key to unlock many of your benefits and a Darwin Festival reusable cup voucher to redeem at Festival Park bars. Help us reduce single-use plastic at the Festival!

  • Snappy news

    Festival updates and special offers straight to your inbox

  • Discounted Memberships

    As a Friend, you are eligible for a discounted Deckchair Cinema membership ($65 standard, $40 concession) by showing your membership keyring at their box office

$150 Best Friends Membership – SOLD OUT

A huge thanks to our gang of most loyal friends. We now have all the besties we need for 2021 but we’d still love you to be our Friend – and get all the benefits outlined above during the Festival.

Stay tuned for details of our Best Friends program for 2022.


We’ve reserved some special treats for our besties because your love is like no other. It allows us to dream big, give back and deliver more each year.

Be the envy of all your mates with a Best Friends membership.

Enjoy ALL the benefits of a Friend membership plus these added benefits:

  • Program Launch invitation

    Join us (and a +1) at the exclusive Darwin Festival Program Launch where you will enjoy Festival hospitality, early ticket sales and hear about the full program directly from Artistic Director Felix Preval.

    *All Best Friends who have signed up prior to our Program Launch in June will receive an invitation by email to the launch event.
  • Exclusive Sunset Stage privileges

    Leave the picnic blanket at home! Reserve a table for you and up to 5 friends with drinks service at the INPEX Sunset Stage. Limited bookings per show available. Table reservations can only be made over the phone. Refer to your Best Friends pack for detailed booking instructions.

Terms and conditions

The 2021 Friends of the Festival membership is valid from the date of purchase until 31 December 2021.

Friends of the Festival membership is non-transferable and applicable to the individual registered only.

Friends benefits are reviewed annually at the discretion of Darwin Festival and are subject to change.

Your Friends of the Festival number is your booking reference number provided to you when you purchase your Friends of the Festival membership.

Please email hello@darwinfestival.org.au or phone 08 8943 4200 if you have lost or misplaced your Friends card or number.

For assistance with venue and special seating requests, please call our Festival Box Office on 08 8943 4222 or visit one of the Box Offices to purchase your tickets at least 24 hours prior to the show.

Our standard ticketing terms and conditions apply to all Darwin Festival Friends of the Festival tickets.

The Friends of the Festival discount tickets offer is only available for 2021 Festival shows, exclusions may apply and will be listed here nearer Festival time.

For more information about your Friends membership visit our FAQs.

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