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Dancers perform on stage for a large crowd outside under a starry sky
A dancer with arms raised performs at the Desert Festival for larger audience
Singer is dancing with her head turned down against a blue backdrop

Desert Festival 2024

Experience the award-winning Desert Festival in Alice Springs this September!

Desert Festival is a multi-arts celebration showcasing the rich arts and culture of the Northern Territory, centering the unique creativity found at the heart of Australia.

Dive into desert stories through live music, dance, theatre, immersive experiences, light installations, workshops, and engaging panel events, and sink into the lush bush surrounds of Olive Pink Botanic Gardens

For ticketing and programming information, check out the Desert Festival website and socials.

Desert Festival is proudly presented by Red Hot Arts Central Australia and supported by the NT Government and Alice Springs Town Council.

27 – 29 September 2024

Entry cost

All tickets from $0 to $75
Tickets available soon! Mixture of free and ticketed events are available. Adult & Group passes. Children under 12 free. Please check event details at for more information.


  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Pop Up Wine Bar
  • Public Telephone
  • Public Toilet
  • Restaurant
  • Shop / Gift Shop
  • Free Wifi


Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss. Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss. Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids) Caters for people who use a wheelchair.


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