Desert Harmony Festival is the Barkly Region’s biggest celebration of art, music and culture.

A longstanding and much-loved tradition, Desert Harmony Festival brings the Barkly’s diverse population together on Warumungu Country with community-focused programming that platforms local artists alongside nationally renowned acts. The program is designed with the local community in mind, although it also attracts tourists from around the Country.

The 2023 Desert Harmony Festival welcomed 6000 people through its gates over three days from Friday, July 28 until Sunday, July 30 and saw the likes of Emma Donovan, Radical Son, Docker River Band, King Marong and the Tamala Express and Reggae All Stars take to the stage.

Alongside three days of incredible live performances, last year’s celebration also saw Tennant Creek experience an array of cultural workshops and satellite events throughout the months of July.

The 2024 iteration of this iconic festival will be held in Tennant Creek from Friday, 2 August until Monday, 5 August and the festival theme is Artiwinji, Piliyi, Yarntarnpa Kululu-jju (Strong, Positive, United Community).