One ticket, 4 performances!
6:15 & 8pm – From the Edge to the Centre
We celebrate the sacred Country that holds us here in a playful and uplifting show of light, performance, soundscape and song – all woven together as a web of community artworks.
A playful and gentle procession of lanterns through Country is guided through soundscape and song by the strong and beautiful voices of our community. Artworks include structures, lanterns and woven fabric webs created collaboratively leading up to, and during the festival, by different community groups including children, artists, activists, landcare and healthcare workers.
The Edge is community collaboration project by Interplay Projects and community members – Shez Cairney, Ben McIntyre, Walbira Murray, Mark De Souza, Natalia Rosas, Faron Peckham, Kirrily Jordan, Cherie Hughes, Matthew Boyd, Ez Meralda, Benjamin Mack & Fiona Webb.
7pm – MusicNT Desert Divas
Started in 2010 by local First Nations women, The Desert Divas is a longstanding development program from MusicNT that links First Nations female songwriters with expert mentors.
Be inspired as the 2023 Divas share their hopes, dreams, fears and goals through a diverse musical lens in this moving family friendly experience.
8:30pm – Casii Williams
Casii is an award-winning Western Aranda musician from the remote community of Ntaria.
Experience this iconic desert voice as she sings songs from her new EP High, joined on stage by long-time collaborator Dave Crowe.
9:45pm – Alice Cotton
Straight outta Darwin and fresh from a new single release, queer indie-folk artist Alice Cotton will charm you with her playful banter, stunning vocals and introspective lyrics about family dogs, queer love, and a constant longing for food.
Experience it for yourself as she takes to the Mparntwe stage for the first time this Desert Festival.
Closing out the night will be the Desert Festival house DJ!