Desert Song Festival 2023

Over 10 days in September, singers and musicians, choirs and audiences from Alice Springs, Central Australia, and visitors to the region, experience something special. Artists from this vibrant multi-cultural community and visiting interstate and international artists and musicians come together to present a series of events celebrating the singer, the song, the instrument, the land and its people.

In 2023, Desert Song Festival (DSF) will be celebrating its 10th anniversary. Themed ‘The Year of the Voice’, the 2023 DSF will celebrate 10 Years of Global Music Heritage and Cultural Diversity. The Desert Song global family of artists from India, Africa, the Pacific, Taiwan, Europe, America and from across Australia will regather in Alice Springs for an intercultural musical extravaganza!

The program will present Main Attractions including the multi-Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir, premieres, and artistic collaborations, to showcase the usual DSF palette, characterised by artistic brilliance and cultural diversity.

With the majestic ranges and gorges of Central Australia as its backdrop and heritage venues within the built environment of Alice Springs as its stages, this festival will again present the visitor with a compelling reason to experience the NT, by visiting ‘a town like Alice’ to attend the Desert Song Festival.

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