BASSINTHEGRASS 2024 draws huge crowd and biggest line-up

Darwin has once again shown it knows how to put on a party, with a close-to-sold-out crowd and the most acts ever at BASSINTHEGRASS music festival.

More than 16,000 people came through the gates at Mindil Beach on Saturday to make the most of 12 hours of non-stop entertainment from 42 acts including international stars and the nation’s hottest artists.

“The Territory is willing and able to support major music and arts festivals at a time when everyone in the events industry is facing enormous pressure. We’re very lucky to be able to not only continue, but grow and strengthen our festival calendar.

“People on site said coming to BASS had become an annual pilgrimage for them, due to the amazing event experience, including new additions like the 360-degree stage, and endless Top End summer. This is why we continue to develop the event and pride ourselves on delivering an even bigger and better festival experience for attendees each year,” said NT Major Events Company CEO Suzana Bishop.

Local and interstate event goers enjoyed Darwin’s clear blue skies and a stunning sunset, with unique attractions like the Good Vibes Marketplace, Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, Wellness Zone and Pirate Life Silent Disco proving popular.

Crowds lapped up music from the likes of King Stingray, Bliss n Eso, Jet and The Jungle Giants. They also flocked to the new 360-degree stage, BASSment, dedicated to dance music with Young Franco, the UK’s Sam Divine, VASSY and Darwin’s own rap artist J-MILLA wowing audiences well into the night. The festival ended on a high note with thousands of fans singing along to international rap sensation Macklemore and electronic music act What So Not.

Bright and breezy festival gear reigned supreme, with glitter, braids and tropical shirts the clothing of choice. BASSINTHEGRASS merchandise was also snapped up by eager fans who donned the shirts and hats and used the stubby coolers during the festival.

“This was a truly epic BASSINTHEGRASS. To see thousands of people dancing under palm trees and clear blue skies against the backdrop of a stunning sunset was incredible. It was the kind of event we’ll all talk about for a long time, and for good reason – we had a swag of huge international stars and the best Aussie music on stage right here in the Territory,” said Mrs Bishop.

BASSINTHEGRASS will return to Mindil Beach next year, with the date to be announced later this year. Sign up to be one of the first to know at