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Immerse yourself in NT's many music festivals, cultural events, pub gigs and outdoor concerts to keep your feet tapping and hands clapping.

Right across the Territory there's plenty of choice to take in live music in large and small venues. Catch touring artists and local musos in pubs and clubs, and from May to October join in as the NT celebrates its endless summer with a feast of outdoor music and cultural festivals, including DJs, bands and Aboriginal dance.

Music in Darwin

There’s music in the air in Darwin, from didgeridoo-playing buskers to international headline acts. A highlight of the entertainment calendar is the annual Darwin Festival, 18 days packed with local and international artists in pop-up venues under the stars.

Alternative venues Happy Yess and the Darwin Railway Club showcase a mix of emerging and established acts throughout the year. Or head to Mitchell Street in the heart of the city for great pub covers and a party vibe.

If you love live music you can't go past the annual BASSINTHEGRASS music festival which features some of Australia's best live acts - all under the glorious sun at the Darwin Amphitheatre.

Music in Alice Springs

Get the party started with the distinctive sounds of Alice Springs. At the Epilogue Lounge head up to the rooftop bar for the open mic night or check out the DJs or bands playing reggae, hip-hop, funk or soul most nights. Bojangles and the Rock Bar are the places to go for live music Fridays and Saturdays.

Wide Open Space Festival in May is infused with extraordinary characters and a mix of live bands, electronic, hip-hop and superstar DJs - plus yoga workshops and everything in between.

Music around the Territory

It’s almost impossible not to witness live music magic as you tour the Northern Territory. Time your visit to include one or more of the signature festivals such as the Desert Harmony Festival in Tennant Creek, Barunga Festival in Katherine, Kakadu’s Mahbilil Festival, and Blacken heavy metal music festival in Alice Springs.

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