I’d like to start this article by thanking Music NT, AUM and the traditional owners of the land – the Larrakia people – for being wonderful hosts and inviting myself and Johnny up for what was a fantastic weekend in Darwin; our first ever visit to the top end.
What an amazing time of year to be in Darwin! Attending the NIMAs as part of Darwin Festival (photo gallery online soon!), we also took in the annual iNTune conference, an initiative of Music NT that presents panels, roundtables and master classes for emerging local musicians and those wishing to enter to music industry. To give us all a taste of what the Darwin music scene had to offer, the artists also took part in a showcase on the Friday night, featuring Thelma Plum and more. Johnny takes us to the conference, the showcase and also gives us more of a taste of the Darwin Festival scenery.
The program for this year's Darwin Festival has been released tonight and it's safe to say that it is good. Taking place from August 9 until the 26th, the Darwin Festival is bringing together a fabulous mix of Australian and international talent in the tropical setting of the Top End.