Early bird tickets on sale for Dark Skies Festival

Early bird tickets are now available for one of the Territory’s newest events, the Dark Skies Festival.

Set to be held in the beautiful Red Centre, Dark Skies Festival will take place from 6-14 May 2021 at Earth Sanctuary in Alice Springs.

Future ticket releases will include the opportunity to camp in a swag under the stunning Central Australia night sky.

That same canopy of stars, including a glimpse of the Milky Way, lies at the heart of the festival, which celebrates our connection to the night skies through a fusion of art, science and culture.

Earth Sanctuary Director and Festival Co-Director Dan Falzon said he was looking forward to welcoming visitors from all over Australia to the Red Centre for the event.

“We believe our views of the galaxy from Central Australia are one of the greatest natural wonders on Earth,” he said.

“The Milky Way, our majestic central river, appears to pop out of the sky on dark nights, a visual and dimensional spectacle you must see in your lifetime.”

Early bird tickets are on sale for $20, which includes entry to the festival, and its program of astronomy talks and art installations. Tickets to join the program of workshops, signature live music event, and to camp overnight will be released shortly.

Dark Skies Festival is part-funded by the Northern Territory Government through its Event Funding program, administered by the Northern Territory Major Events Company.

The nine-night festival will feature projection based artworks, talks by astronomers and enthusiasts, live music, workshops and more.

For more info or to purchase tickets, head to www.earth-sanctuary.com.au/dark-skies-festival.

Image: Tourism NT/Matt Glastonbury