Barkly Regional Arts is proud to present the annual Desert Harmony Festival. Celebrating 26 outstanding years, the festival delivers a diversity of artistic and cultural programs, celebrating the Barkly region’s unique Indigenous and multicultural demographic.

The line-up for 2015 is nothing short of spectacular! Held in the beautiful heart of Australia in the vibrant town of Tennant Creek, audiences will be treated to a diverse range of cultural and contemporary events and workshops. With music and dance performances, cultural activities, sporting and lifestyle events, theatre, film, youth events, visual arts and great food, the 2015 Desert Harmony Festival will be an inspiring, unique and truly memorable experience.


With the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) on board as a major supporter, this years’ theme will reflect key messages around disability. Another great example of arts and health working together!

The 2015 festival will feature performances from the ever-popular COLOURED STONE, the critically acclaimed DJUKI DANCERS from Elcho Island, rising stars from Marlinja community RAYELLA, LEASH & THE DUSTY BOOTS and a host of amazing bands from across the Barkly Region including the BARKLY BOYS & WMC ALLSTARS. Local hip-hop sensation KYLIE SAMBO will be teaming up with Alice Springs based CUTLERY (DJ’s) to create some inspiring and creative new music.

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Prepare to be enchanted, as Opera Australia presents the new, fully-staged production of THE MAGIC FLUTE, complete with fabulous 1930s costumes, a chamber orchestra and a vibrant cast of singers – including the BARKLY YOUTH CHOIR. There will also be a special pre-show performance with the Opera Australia Chamber Orchestra and the local WINANJJIKARI MUSIC CENTRE musicians.


Sport, theatre, dance and music meet head-on as the critically acclaimed Melbourne dance-theatre company KAGE brings you TEAM OF LIFE. Then immerse yourself in the roaring atmosphere of the BARKLY AFL GRAND FINAL.MELBOURNE CITY BALLET’s graceful dancers will enchant audiences and Caravan Burlesque brings their raunchy, jaw dropping spectacular BIRDS OF PARADISE BURLESQUE to town.


Set to the breath-taking backdrop of Lake Mary-Ann, the always-popular ARTS CULTURE EXPERIENCE DAY will feature a range of cultural activities, arts markets, bush tucker and music. The HUNTERS AND COLLECTORS ART TRAIL provides a unique tour of local galleries and artists and the CHEEKY DOG CYCLE TOUR is a great way to keep fit and see the beautiful landscape.

With a fantastic range of creative and fun workshops, informative stalls and cultural activities, there are plenty of ways to get involved and immerse yourself in the festival. The spectacular scenery, vibrant and rich local culture and the host of inspiring events and workshops, all ensure that the 2015 Desert Harmony Festival will be a truly amazing experience.

To follow conversation and for daily news, link in to the Desert Harmony Festival Facebook and Twitter pages, and visit our official website for more information and to purchase your tickets!!!


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