Festival Info

Desert Festival is an award-winning festival that has been showcasing arts, culture and community in Mparntwe/Alice Springs since 2001.

We are proud to present an exciting program of local and visiting artists that embraces the diversity of creativity here in our desert home. Come and be part of our eleven day celebration of arts and culture in bloom.

Desert Festival Hub

The Gap View Hotel will host the 2023 Desert Festival Hub. Come along and check out The Gap View Hotel like you have never seen it before as we transform the outside space into an arts and culture wonderland. With resident DJs, a bespoke container bar, community courtyard and food and drink for purchase, our Festival Hub is the perfect place for audiences of all ages to enjoy a show or some live music. The venue’s swimming pool will also be available in the day time. We encourage you to arrive early and enjoy the Festival atmosphere before a show!