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Desert Festival 2020

Thu September 24 - Sun October 4

Desert Festival is set to return this September to celebrate the best of local arts and desert culture in Alice Springs/Mparntwe.

Over ten balmy days and nights, our vibrant desert community will gather for the twentieth year of Desert Festival and relish in all things music, theatre, film and art, created right here in our own backyard.

The festival will open in conjunction with the Alice Springs Town Council Night Markets on Thursday September 24 and conclude with celebrations for the twentieth anniversary on Sunday October 4.

Desert Festival, presented by Red Hot Arts Central Australia, will proudly deliver an all-Territory program in 2020 featuring a diverse range of local talent providing daily pop-up performances and a night-time program that will have a broad activation of venues and theatres across town.

In keeping with tradition, this year’s festival branding showcases the 2019 Advocate Art Award Desert Festival Prize winning piece ‘Phoenix Interrupted’ by Rick Lausberg.

Desert Festivalhas been made possible with the generous support of the Northern Territory Government and Alice Springs Town Council.

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