A number of major Northern Territory music events have either been cancelled or rescheduled based on the recommendations of the Australian Government and leading health authorities, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the decision to ban all non-essential gatherings of over 500 people by the Australian Government and taking into consideration the health and wellbeing of the Australian population the following event changes have been announced:
Barunga Festival- Postponed until September 2020
BASSINTHEGRASS- Postoned until October 31, 2020
Big Sing in the Desert- Cancelled for 2020. Rescheduled for April 2021
Bush Bands Bash- Postponed until September 2021
Darwin Entertainment Centre- All upcoming shows cancelled or rescheduled
Darwin Festival- Reduced format, 6-16 August 2020.
Darwin Fringe Festival- Cancelled for 2020. Will be running a workshop series in October.
Desert Harmony Festival- Cancelled for 2020.
Desert Song Festival- Digital Festival for 2020.
GARMA Festival- Cancelled for 2020
Unbroken Land- Going Virtual
National Indigenous Music Awards- The August 8 award ceremony will be digital.
Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival- Seabreeze is going digital in 2020.
One Tropical Day- Cancelled
Parrtjima: A Festival in Light- Postponed until September 2020
Wide Open Space- Cancelled for 2020. Rescheduled for April 30- May 2, 2021
We encourage the wider community to continue to support these events during trying times and implore those working in the music industry affected by the cancellations to reach out to Support Act or Crew Care for support and guidance. MusicNT will continue to monitor this ever-evolving situation and will update this page with any changes as they are announced.