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Wide Open Space Festival

Alice Springs Darwin Katherine Ulu r u Kings Canyon

Head into the desert and find a colourful marketplace with tasty treats, handmade crafts, clothing from local designers, plus music and performances.

Wide Open Space festival is an annual 3-day music, arts and desert culture festival that has attracted audiences to the desert since 2009. Held in the breath-taking East MacDonnell Ranges at Ross River Resort, the festival celebrates contemporary and traditional culture through the high calibre music, arts and culture that the region generates, alongside a selection of national/international performers and artists that the region would not normally attract.

The festival promises to feed your mind, tickle your fancy and get your body moving! It’s a chance to celebrate art, music and creativity amidst the stunning landscape. It’d be hard to find a broader range of music on offer across multiple stages. From folk to live hip hop to poolside disco to Indigenous reggae to late-night dancefloors. Take in one of the many performances going on including a tapestry of cabaret and burlesque, circus and aerials and lots of dress-ups ! Or join a forum or workshops that spans dance, culture, sustainability to politics.

Held an hours' drive from Alice Springs at Ross River Resort, the main accommodation option is camping. There are a small number of private cabins at Ross River Resort, however book early to avoid disappointment.

  • Information

    Event date

    4 – 6 May 2018

    Event type

    • Classes Lessons Workshops and Talks
    • Community Event
    • Concert or Performance
    • Festivals and Celebrations
    • Markets

    Entry cost

    • Adult tickets from $130 to $250
      Pre-sale Weekend Tickets: Adult- $210.30 Gate- Weekend Tickets: Adult- $250 Day Pass: Adult- $130
    • Student tickets from $50 to $100
      Youth 14 and under are FREE Weekend Tickets: Youth- $100 Day Pass: Youth- $50

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Cafe
    • Carpark
    • Coach Parking
    • Family Friendly
    • Kiosk
    • Public Telephone
    • Public Toilet
    • Restaurant
    • Shop

    Accessibility

    Disabled access available, contact operator for details

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