NT Picnic Day long weekend
Fri 31 July - Sun 2 August
A unique outback festival experience
The Desert Harmony Festival is an annual event which is hosted by Barkly Regional Arts on Warrumungu lands in Tennant Creek, Northern Territory. The Festival provides a vital platform for the culturally diverse community in the Barkly region to present and fully experience the arts. It also provides a unique opportunity for visitors to spend some time in Tennant Creek and the Barkly region to meet local people, experience the beauty of the desert landscape, to share stories and learn about Indigenous culture.
The Festival program has something for everyone and all ages - it's an exciting combination of professional, locally produced work that showcases the talents in the Barkly region, community performances and Australian productions that collaborate with local artists to present shows that are truly awe-inspiring.
If you are up for an adventure you will discover a vibrant, inclusive, dynamic festival which offers a full program of music, dance, art, film, food, theatre, workshops and cultural activities in a beautiful desert landscape. It's an open invitation - why don't you come and experience it for yourself?
Highlights from 2019...
...headline performances from Kasey Chambers, Alan Pigram, the release of the new Barkly Drifters album,
Rayella, the Sandridge band, Patsy Coleman, Dave Garnham, the WMC All-Stars, Traditional dancers,
workshops and lots more...
Do you want to be part of the Desert Harmony Festival in 2020?
Barkly Regional Arts would love to hear from local people (and those from further afield!) who would like to be a part of this year’s festival. There are so many ways to be involved including: performing, volunteering, workshops, community partnerships, food/ craft stalls, sponsorship... tell us your ideas!
Call Debbie Horgan, Festival and Events manager, on 8962 2799; send an email to ;
or call in to Barkly Regional Arts office at Karguru Centre.
Build community, be a festival supporter
The Desert Harmony Festival is all about building community cohesion and wellbeing, and creating a positive profile of the beautiful Barkly region. The Festival welcomes financial and in-kind sponsors who would like to invest in this inclusive annual community event.
Contact us at or give us a call on 8962 2799 - we would love to have a chat!