Darwin Festival launches their full 2021 program


24 Jun 2021



Written By Staff Writer



With a whopping 84 events spread across 18 nights, Darwin Festival has revealed its 2021 program.

Set to take place from Thursday 5 to Sunday 22 August, the festival promises an all-star line-up of both national and local Northern Territory talent across theatrical performances, live music, cabaret, circus acts, and cross-cultural collaborations.

The open-air INPEX Sunset Stage will be featuring live music gigs throughout the festival program and Flight Facilities will be headlining a night under the stars at The Amphitheatre, alongside Confidence Man and Sycco.

Among a variety of other cabaret, comedy, music and cultural performances, aspiring teen DJs and party planners have also been given the opportunity to pack the most fun possible into a shipping container in 10 Minute Dance Parties, under the guidance of Melbourne artist JOF.

Additionally, representing the hopes and dreams of Darwin’s young people, a conceptual project called Fly Me Up To Where You Are that started in 2020 will see a canopy of 3,000 colourful dream flags flying high at the Drawing Waterfront.

Explaining the full scale of this year’s festival, Darwin Festival Artistic Director Felix Preval said, “The program features 194 performances, spread across 30 venues and featuring 597 artists from around Australia, the Territory, and even a few kiwis who made it through the bubble.”

“This year’s program is remarkable, as the event continues to elevate its position on the national festival circuit.” said Minister for Major Events, Natasha Fyles.

“The Northern Territory Government proudly supports this event to grow the visitor economy and provide new performance and business opportunities [for] Territorians.”

View the full line-up at

Photo: Darwin Festival / Duane Preston


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