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Desert Song Festival

8 - 17 September


The Desert Song Festival 2017 is the fifth annual showcase of cultural diversity and artistic brilliance in Central Australia.

With the 2017 theme of ‘Celebrating diversity – Holding hands together’, the festival unites singers, musicians and audiences, from Alice Springs and visitors to the region, over 10 incredible days (September 8th-17th). Artists from this vibrant multi-cultural community, in the heart of Australia, have come together to present a diverse program of events, that reveal incredible musical talent.

Using staged iconic heritage venues in town and the majestic, ancient landscapes of Central Australia as a backdrop, the Festival gives visitors an unforgettable experience. Through music and song, audiences have an opportunity to connect with the original inhabitants of this land.

Major concerts, chamber concerts, workshops and ensembles from different sacred music traditions join; choirs, musicians, small vocal ensembles and individual performers in an array of events celebrating; the singer, the song, the instrument, the land and its people.

Aboriginal traditional and sacred music, African freedom songs, ballads, classical compositions, Caribbean folk music and a cappella singing, will all make their appearance on the cultural smorgasbord that is Central Australia and the Desert Song Festival.

Contact details

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Event Days and Times

8 - 17 September,  


Various FREE events and paid events



Phone: 8952 5800

Categories: General Events

Tags: Alice Springs

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