2021 Darwin Festival Officially Open

Visitors and locals alike are gearing up for 18 tropical days and nights of Darwin Festival 2021, which features an incredible program packed with stellar shows, relaxed outdoor dining and free family fun.

From 5-22 August, Darwin Festival will offer up stirring theatrical performances, some of the hottest live music acts in the country, incredible cabaret and circus, cross cultural collaborations, thrumming dancefloors under the stars and epic outings for the whole family.

The old showbusiness adage of “the show must go on” has never been more relevant than when a major arts festival is delivering a program in the midst of interstate COVID-19 outbreaks and ever-changing border restrictions.

Darwin Festival organisers and artists alike have gone to great lengths to ensure the festival program remains as vibrant as originally planned with some new and additional performances added to the line-up and some interstate artists entering mandatory quarantine.

Darwin Festival Artistic Director Felix Preval said he couldn’t be prouder of what the event has shaped up to be.

“The lockdowns in other states have meant we’ve had to make some last-minute changes to the program. But we’ve added in some incredible new shows including Club Briefs, Sycco and Confidence Man, as well as adding extra performances of popular shows like Karen From Finance, Radiohead for Solo Piano and Oliver Twist,” he said.

“We’re incredibly thankful that we’re in a position where we can stage another fantastic Festival and give Territorians the opportunity to celebrate life in the Top End.”

For more information, see the 2021 program or book tickets, head to www.darwinfestival.org.au.