Barunga Festival

Interview: Suming Rupi on bringing traditional Taiwanese music to the Barunga Festival

June 25, 2018

Suming Rupi is an Amis Taiwanese musician who has played a handful of shows around the world in his fifteen years as a performer, including Glastonbury and Fuji Rock Festival. He is kind, humble and generous with his time as AU Review sat with him at Barunga Festival over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend – […]

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A look into the Barunga Festival and why everyone should travel north at least once for the experience

June 22, 2018

Over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, approximately 4000 people from across the country gathered to take part in a camping festival, Barunga, held within the Barunga community, 80 kilometres South of Katherine, home of the Bagala people. For this weekend alone, outsiders are exempt from obtaining a permit and are welcomed for three days of […]

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2018 Barunga Festival bringing Saltwater Band, Lonely Boys and more to Katherine Region

May 2, 2018

At this year’s Barunga Festival, the 30th anniversary of the Barunga Statement will be commemorated as this week, the line up for the iconic cultural event has been unveiled. Taking place out in community from June 8th – 10th, the Barunga Festival will be hosting the likes of the Saltwater Band, B2M and Shellie Morris – an all Indigenous […]

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Discover 7 Australian Festivals That Take You Off The Beaten Track

November 20, 2017

When reading most music festival guides, you’ll see the same massive national festival popping up. Getting out of the major cities, there is a plethora of boutique and indie festivals with massive local followings which showcase the best local Aussie talent and food. We’ve picked seven of the best local festivals to get you discovering […]

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Missy Higgins to headline the 2017 Barunga Festival this June

March 22, 2017

The 2017 Barunga Festival has released its first announcement today, revealing that Missy Higgins will headline the June weekender this year. Holding a special spot within the hearts of many music and arts fans, Barunga will be looking attract over 4000 people to the NT again in 2017 with the Katherine region well and truly on show. The […]

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Jen Cloher on the importance of the Barunga Festival, taking Milk Records to the next level & more

June 10, 2016

Today, the 2016 Barunga Festival kicks off for another huge year of cross-cultural celebration and collaboration. This year’s theme is all about ‘Celebrating Women’ and the festival’s music line up definitely fits the bill, with some talented ladies in the mix with some of the NT’s best. Ahead of her debut appearance at the festival, I […]

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Five weeks to go until the Barunga Festival kicks off; 2016 theme is ‘Celebrating Women’

May 6, 2016

The Queen’s Birthday Weekend will see the Barunga Community host some amazing live music with this year’s Barunga Festival, one of the biggest festival events in the NT. Welcoming people from all over the world, the Barunga Festival this year has got a diverse and strong program of events and activities planned for the weekend, […]

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