Amongst the red dirt and under a blanket of stars come and immerse yourself in desert culture and be a part of our remote Territory town for an outback experience
NT Picnic Day long weekend
SAT 3rd AUG - SUN 4th AUG
A Surprise in the Desert
The Desert Harmony Festival is hosted by Barkly Regional Arts in Tennant Creek, Northern Territory. The Festival is our region's platform for the culturally diverse population to present, engage, participate and access the arts. On Warumungu lands (Tennant Creek) our predominately Indigenous community, travel across the arid landscape to enjoy a full program of music, dance, art, film, food, theatre, workshops, adventure tours, sports and cultural activities. The Festival program is a healthy combination of professional locally produced work that showcases the talents in the Barkly region, community performances and Australian productions that travel in and collaborate with local artists to present shows that are truly unique.
In 2019, our 30th Festival will focus on the theme of 'My Arts, My Culture', and the event is happening at the Tennant Creek Showgrounds.
The Festival is the opportunity to understand Tennant Creek and the Barkly region and experience the beauty we see every day.
This is the chance to learn and immerse yourself in Indigenous culture and a be a part of an outback town.
The Desert Harmony Festival is for everyone, especially for those seeking an adventure in a VERY remote Australian destination.
2019 What's On
View more videos on our Vimeo Page
'Festival Highlights" with headline performances from Kasey Chambers, Alan Pigram, the release of the new Barkly Drifters album, RayElla, the Sandridge band, Patsy Coleman, Dave Garnam, the WMC All-Stars, traditional ceremonies, workshops and a kids camp!
'Madama Butterfly'. The Festival kicks off our 30th Anniversary with Opera Australia's performance of Madama Butterfly in Tennant Creek.
With an all-star cast joined by local performers and a school choir.
Take Part in the Festival
Are you planning to perform in the Festival, bring a show or run an activity or workshop? Maybe you have some creative work you would like to showcase?
Do you need a platform for a community fundraising activity, or to spread the word about your community organisation?
Would you like to get involved in a show or Festival workshops?
Does your organisation wish to encourage community cohesion and wellbeing, or wish to help support us in creating a positive profile of the region?
The Desert Harmony Festival seeks financial and in-kind sponsors who wish to invest in a community event that annually showcases and promotes the region positively and provides a platform for the community to be heard and developed.
Help us Celebrate 30 years of the Desert Harmony Festival
Click the button here and you can record a video testimonial!
Share your experiences of previous festivals, or tell us what you are excited
about this year!!!