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Published on : Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Chief Minister Adam Giles and Arts and Museums Minister Gary Higgins helped launch the program for the Festival today with Darwin Festival Chair Clare Martin and Artistic Director Andrew Ross and got a taste of what’s to come with a performance from the talented Chris Tamwoy, a self-taught 19 year old guitarist with a unique playing style and sound.
“The Festival program boasts 160 events including outdoor concerts, workshops, theatre, dance music, comedy and cabaret, film and visual arts,” Chief Minister Giles said.
“The Territory Government is proud to support the Darwin Festival as its Principal Partner with an allocation of $1.32m this year.
“As well as supporting local artists, the Darwin Festival celebrates our connections with our Asian neighbours.”
The Darwin Festival is part of the Territory Government’s FestivalsNT program and calendar of cultural and sporting events.
“The full program goes on sale tomorrow and it’s shaped up to be another fantastic array of entertainment,” Arts Minister Gary Higgins said.
“From country to jazz and classical, theatre to art exhibitions, locals, national and international performers – as always there is something for everyone.”
This year the Festival has another venue to add with Darwin’s Railway Club becoming the Festival Lounge for some great music with jam sessions involving local and national musicians.