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Attending an arts festival is about being one person amongst many, and getting involved in conversations with friends, visitors, artists and strangers. An audience is like a secret society, taking part in a collective experience in a darkened room or under the stars. This year’s experiences have been designed for audiences of all ages and artistic tastes. Australian pianist Tamara-Anna Cislowska will take audiences on an extraordinary journey through an eclectic piano repertoire. Our latest late-night addition Club Awi has DJs and MCs taking over Happy Yess. And we’re back at The Rails with another very cool collection of musicians in the Festival Lounge. For the younger arts lovers we have a mini festival at Festival Park, as well as a range of top quality Australian and international performances created especially for young audiences. We’re determined to challenge and provoke as well as entertain you this year, with our Words & Ideas program, extraordinary theatre from Ireland alongside our own award-winning Broken and a chance to create your own perfect society with Gobyerno from Manila’s Sipat Lawin Ensemble. And we’re celebrating the last weekend at the Festival with one huge 'arty' party where anything could happen – and probably will.

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A Welcome from the Artistic Director

Cover image by Chayni Henry

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Darwin Festival takes place on the land of the Larrakia people. We wish to pay our respects to the traditional owners of this Country and to their ancestors. As the Festival welcomes contemporary artists and art from around the world, we also celebrate the continuing culture of the Larrakia.

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Katrina Fong Lim

Clare Martin

Chief Minister of the Northern Territory

Lord Mayor of Darwin

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Darwin Festival is a key highlight on the FestivalsNT calendar and an important part of the Northern Territory Government’s plan to have a greater focus on Asian engagement and deliver on our Confident Culture agenda. That is why the Government is pleased to support the Festival, which boasts more than 150 events including outdoor concerts, theatre, dance, music, comedy, cabaret and visual arts. Enjoy a great Darwin Festival. There is nothing in the world quite like it.

There’s no better time to be in our city than during Darwin Festival. The sense of community that surrounds this event is something special and sets it apart from other festivals. I love the fact that so much of Darwin Festival happens outside, beneath our perfect dry season skies, when our familiar spaces morph into vibrant venues. Council is incredibly proud to continue to support this awesome Festival showcasing international, regional and home-grown talent. Over the years so many of my favourite Festival shows have been by local performers and I can’t wait to see what’s in store this year. It’s sure to be a real treat.

Welcome to Darwin Festival 2016 and the delights of this year’s program. There’s a great selection of music, theatre and dance with performers coming from overseas, interstate and, of course, our own Territory talent. There are shows that will make you laugh, others to make you think. Our unique dinners are on again and so is the annual feast of visual arts. A special focus this year is entertainment for young children: events that are fun, accessible and affordable. A big thanks to all those whose support makes Darwin Festival possible: the Northern Territory Government; City of Darwin; our corporate sponsors, both long term and new; our donors; our friends; and, of course, you, our audience. A final thanks to the Darwin Festival team, whose energy and commitment over the year bring us these wonderful 18 days in August. Enjoy.

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Welcome to Country

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Everyone is invited to officially welcome this year’s Darwin Festival to Festival Park with a traditional Welcome to Country ceremony. Join us on Friday 5 August for a ceremonial event acknowledging the ancestral spirits, traditional custodians and elders of the Larrakia or Saltwater people upon whose land the Festival takes place.

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Darwin Festival’s opening night of nights is once again set to dazzle as we bring you one incredible free concert under the stars

SANTOS OPENING NIGHT CONCERT Starring SARAH BLASKO and NABARLEK The Santos Opening Night Concert has long been a highlight on the Darwin music calendar, and this year’s line-up is an absolute winner. With Western Arnhem Land’s Nabarlek and Australian megastar songstress Sarah Blasko sharing the bill, this free event is a must for all music lovers. So bring the family and join us on Thursday 4 August to officially welcome in this year’s Festival. Hailing from the tiny outstation of Manmoyi in Western Arnhem Land, Nabarlek, the garage band that never had a garage, has been leading the musical charge from the bush for more than 20 years. Their rock, reggae, country and gospel-inspired music reflects the ancient stories and customs of the ‘rock country’ people from their homelands. Fresh from touring her latest album around the country and throughout the UK and Europe, Sarah Blasko brings her beguiling voice, poignant lyrics and ravishing melodies to The Amphitheatre. Our opening night concert offers a unique opportunity to see this renowned songwriter and spectacular performer live – and for free! Her latest album explores new musical terrain, but there’ll be plenty of old favourites to enjoy too in this incredible musical celebration to open the 2016 Darwin Festival.

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Spend the early hours of the evening going from mind-bending multimedia to intimate performance experiences, from spontaneous choirs to participatory dance events. Drawing together a stellar line-up of guest artists from the Festival program and beyond, genres clash and tastes are teased with The WRAP’s eclectic offerings.

As night falls, join the crowd at our new WRAP main stage for a program of music that will have you partying until the wee hours. Marvel at the pop-locking prowess of ALIMANGO – an Asian beats explosion. Get onboard all the buzz and mystique of Slum Sociable and their self-described ‘lo-fo’ jazz hop sound. Delight in the multisensory experience that is Client Liaison, a group whose dance electric, new jack swing and ‘pop ballad’ sound plays out like a long lunch followed by a round of cocktails. Then end the night with a special WRAP guest line-up from our Club Awi producers to get you jumping!

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The WRAP is a must-do Festival experience that will have the whole town talking. Check out an artist you know doing something a little different, take a risk on something you wouldn’t normally go and see and most of all have a fabulous time at The WRAP!

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“ Australian piano gold.” BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE

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“ Skilful and poetic – a true artist.” THE TIMES (UK)

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The Tiwi Islands and Timor come together for a stunning concert celebrating life and creating connections through song. To the Mountains is the culmination of a five-year collaboration between award-winning Timorese musician, singer-songwriter and environmental troubadour Ego Lemos and the Top End’s own

dancefloor favourites B2M. Both artists are recognised not only for their musical talents, but their efforts in using music to make a difference in their community. Their passion and drive for positive change shines through in a selection of moving music – and music to move to. The folkinspired melodies and distinctive soulful singing

of Ego Lemos blends perfectly with B2M’s Tiwi Club/R 'n' B-inspired moves and grooves for a spectacular evening of music to inspire us all.

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Classical music lovers rejoice as one of Australia's most acclaimed pianists performs three intimate and exquisite recitals

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Tamara-Anna Cislowska has graced the great concert halls of the world, shared her innate sensitivity and interpretive powers with the finest orchestras and received critical acclaim for her numerous musical recordings. Now she is bringing her brilliant and wide-ranging talent to the Darwin Entertainment Centre Studio stage. The nocturne makes a welcome return to the Festival when Tamara is joined onstage by Irish diplomat and wit Richard O'Brien. John Field: Inventing ‘Night Music’ shines a spotlight on the life and music of Irish composer and pianist John Field, whose Nocturnes influenced Chopin, Schumann and Liszt. Expect sublime music full of longing and lament in a program of music by Field, Chopin, Tchaikowsky and more. Peter Sculthorpe spent his life moulding and shaping an Australian sound. He visited Darwin many times and several of his most

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iconic works are directly inspired by the Territory. Tamara was Sculthorpe’s personal choice to record his complete piano works and she won an ARIA Award for her 2015 double album of his compositions. For Peter Sculthorpe: Musical Landscapes, she is joined by violinist Véronique Serret for a personal exploration of their favourite pieces by this musical visionary. The enigmatic, esoteric and otherworldly sensibilities of Satie, Debussy, Pärt and Gorecki pervade The Persian Hour. Get yourself a drink, settle in and abandon expectations as Tamara, a collection of rare and familiar composers and a Steinway take you on a musical journey of discovery that reaches beyond the everyday and into the spirit realm. Photo: Mark Hopper

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Take a musical journey west to the multicultural pearling town of Broome with one of its favourite sons – Stephen Pigram. For 35 years this talented singer-songwriter and musician has epitomised Broome music, whether that’s performing with his siblings in the Pigram Brothers band, as a member of the seminal ‘80s bands Kuckles and Scrap Metal, as a feature artist in the Black Arm Band or writing music for theatre and film, including the original production of Bran Nue Dae and Mad Bastards. Stephen is stepping out solo at this year’s Darwin Festival to present his fingerpickin’ folk and country blues snapshots of life in the last frontier. Armed with guitar, six-string ukulele, harmonica, stompbox and his own velvet-gravel voice, he takes us on a journey through Broome music with original songs from his debut CD Wanderer and cult classics drawn from his incredible career.

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In this election-filled year it’s tempting to switch off every time you hear the word government. But Darwin Festival is offering you the chance to be re-energised by the idea, with a fun and thought-provoking interactive theatre experience. If, as it’s said, you get the government you deserve, why not get involved in making the type of government you actually want? Create your own utopia with Gobyerno! Gobyerno (from the Filipino word for ‘government’) is the latest creation from

the internationally acclaimed Manila-based performance company Sipat Lawin Ensemble. In this participatory theatre performance you join other participants to plan the ideal government, create your own ruling bodies and develop a national constitution. Gobyerno offers a unique opportunity to think deeply about how you’d like to see a country set up and run, and to actually get involved in making it all happen. Join a variety of experts – urban planners, education practitioners, scientists,

development workers, artists and perhaps even some local politicians – to reconceive social institutions and create the alternatives you’d like to see, even if it’s just for a day! It’s a playful, imaginative event tackling some of life’s most important issues with a great sense of fun. And that’s a core promise. Gobyerno provides an engaging and illuminating look at our society and the way we govern it. Sign up and get hands on building new cities, systems, stories and visions for this new society.

Not happy with the government of the day? Why not come along and create your own

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“ A very smart, very chilly play... Lippy cunningly reminds us that all art is presumptuous in trying to decipher life’s mysteries.”

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Fifteen years ago in a small Irish town, four women decided to die. Over 40 days they prepared themselves for the end, destroying every trace of their existence. We weren’t there. We have no idea what they said. This is not their story. From Dead Centre, one of Ireland’s most exciting theatre companies, comes the Australian premiere of Lippy. This extraordinarily powerful production has taken the international theatre world by storm, stunning critics and scooping the awards pool wherever it has been seen. Inspired by a harrowing real-life mystery, Lippy is the antithesis of the classic detective story with its satisfying solutions. Playing with narrative form and discarding the whys and wherefores, it taunts the audience with our ultimate lack of insight into the lives of others. Dead Centre’s award-winning production brings together fragments of tragic true events in a haunting and unforgettable way. The combination of humour, disturbing imagery and disconcerting ideas makes for an unconventional play that pushes at the limits of theatre. Lippy is quite simply “like nothing else you’ll see” (Irish Times).

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“ A brutal and bare-knuckled play that kicks you in the head – and the guts – from the first minute.” CRIKEY / DAILY REVIEW

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Raymond Chandler wrote ‘Emptiness is the beginning of all things’, but when you find yourself empty, how do you start again?

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A car crash in the Central Desert. A broken man, about to leave his wife. An isolated woman, struggling to stay intact. Broken, the award-winning play from local playwright Mary Anne Butler, entwines the stories of three complex lives as they unfold on a single fateful night in the heart of the Northern Territory’s desert country. A distinctively Territory work with a universal theme, Broken wrestles with matters of chance, choice, hope and fate. Poetic, visceral and extremely moving, this haunting story of resilience and survival takes you into the heart of its characters and the Australian

landscape, offering up a devastatingly fresh look at our national identity. Broken is the first play ever to receive Australia’s richest literary prize, the Victorian Prize for Literature, in 2016. It was also the winner of the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Drama, the 2014 NT Literary Award for Best Script and was shortlisted for the 2016 Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting at the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and the 2014 Griffin Theatre Award. If you missed last year's sold-out season of this unforgettable theatrical experience, this is your chance to see what everyone was raving about.

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Presented by Darwin Festival, deSingel Internationale Kunstcampus and Hessisches Staatsballett

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Contemporary dance, percussion and multimedia come together for one sublime performance by world-renowned Indonesian dancer Rianto Following last year’s much talked about production, the powerful and evocative Cry Jailolo, Darwin Festival is again giving local audiences the chance to see the very best of Indonesian contemporary dance in a spectacular world premiere. Medium sees one of the world’s most in-demand talents, Rianto, return to his homeland of Banyumas in Central Java to collaborate with Indonesia’s leading filmmaker, Garin Nugroho, on a very personal work. Rianto is known internationally for combining the traditional and contemporary in a stunning dance style that explodes with strength, agility, grace and elegance. A specialist in the Central Javanese dance form FESTIVA L MULTIPACK:

‘Lengger’, he gives this erotic cross-gender classical dance a contemporary makeover in Medium. Traditional values and current issues clash in this exquisite combination of spectacular physical feats, vivid imagery and powerful percussion. Medium is Rianto’s universal call for freedom, for eschewing dogma and embracing the contradiction, mysteries and layered diversity that is at the heart of Javanese tradition. An international collaboration with Belgium's deSingel Internationale Kunstcampus, Germany’s Hessisches Staatsballett and Darwin Festival, Medium has its world premiere in Darwin at the start of a global tour that will take the dance world by storm.

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PERFORMANCE ON SUN 7 AUGUST FOLLOWED BY THE SMILING FACE OF ISLAM WITH INDONESIAN COMMENTATOR TIM LINDSEY AND FILMMAKER GARIN NUGROHO AT CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL. SEE PG 23 FOR DETAILS.

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FINUCANE & SMITH “ Sexy, potent and in-yourface... an anarchically erotic celebration of performance.” THE AUSTRALIAN

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One of the greatest front men in Australian rock is back onstage and ready to take on The Amphitheatre

Legendary Midnight Oil singer Peter Garrett has been out of the music limelight for nearly 15 years. Now he’s back with brand-new music, a debut solo album and the support of an awesome band. This is Peter Garrett as you’ve never heard him – performing a raw selection of frank and fearless songs. Sure, there’ll be his trademark tunes of relentless resistance with, as ever, a steely eye on a better future, but this time around fans can also expect songs of love, songs of home and sweet memories. A Version of Now is the first-ever solo album from the former politician and lead singer of one of Australia’s most successful bands. In true Peter Garrett style it is made up of an uncompromisingly direct set of tunes reflecting on his motives, his losses and gains and his unwavering resolve. He performs it live with The Alter Egos – guitarist Martin

Rotsey (Midnight Oil), bassist Mark Wilson (Jet) and drummer Peter Luscombe (RockWiz, Paul Kelly) with Rosa Agostino on keyboards and acclaimed West Australian blues chanteuse Abbe May adding extra guitars. The show kicks off with a performance from the Territory’s latest singing sensation Gawurra, a musician whose stunning debut album Ratja Yaliyali has been commanding attention across the nation. Then Peter Garrett & The Alter Egos take to the stage in a specially configured Amphitheatre for an exclusive and magical musical evening. With strictly limited tickets available to this one-off event, you’ll need to get in quick to secure yours.

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THE BIRDS Enter the sublime world of Finucane & Smith – from the seductive to the subversive, the hot to the hilarious, the exotic to the extraordinary, this is an unmissable Festival experience From the creators of the world’s most provocative variety shows, those infamous, globally acclaimed glamazons behind Glory Box and Caravan Burlesque, comes a brand-new gothic, erotic, airborne night of vaudeville – The Birds. Edgar Allan Poe meets late-night Paris in this plumage-shaking poetic seduction of dark torch songs, devil dance, gothic queens, 14

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wild tales, angelic voices and amazing feats of exquisite aerialism. The Birds is Grand Guignol for the 21st century, a plunge into a tumultuous and beautifully feathered world. Join Moira Finucane and her glorious array of stars and come fly across a magical midnight sky into the unknown.

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“ Stuffed full of heart, soul, conscience and personality… more astonishing moments in one show than you’re likely to consume all year.”

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Get ready to sweat in a boot camp for adults run by children. Fitter. Faster. Better. is part live art experience, part game, part physical exercise and totally designed to put the fun back into fitness. Remember when you were a kid and exercise was all about running around, dancing and playing games? Now exercise is an industry and working out is hard work – but it doesn’t have to be when kids are in charge. For Fitter. Faster. Better. adult participants are paired up with their very own ‘personal trainer’, a Palmerston school student who has been training with St Martin’s to prepare a program of dance routines, games and cardio work-out tailored to the participants’ fitness level. Sign up for this energetic experiential performance event and allow your ideas about the body in motion to be refocused through the eyes of a child. Not up for the sweating? Just come and watch the action unfold for free.

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High-voltage acrobatics and explosive aerial antics combine for one turbo-charged Circus Oz extravaganza

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 Playhouse, Darwin Entertainment Centre

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Australia’s legendary circus troupe rockets into the Darwin Entertainment Centre with a brand-new show. TWENTYSIXTEEN is classic Circus Oz – absurd Australian larrikins pushing the boundaries of possibility and defying the laws of physics. A refreshing cocktail of new and old, the innovative and the traditional, TWENTYSIXTEEN is a jaw-dropping, death-defying, daredevil show for all ages. An eclectic mix of incredible

skills, ridiculous characterisation, hilarious mayhem and fabulous live music, this show is a celebration of Australia’s favourite circus. It’s cheeky, irreverent and most of all fun! For more than 35 years the company has brought breathtaking feats and good old-fashioned Aussie humour to audiences across the country and around the globe. With Circus Oz, nothing is impossible and everything is extraordinary.

SECOND CITY STORIES One of the world’s most remarkable storytellers is heading to Darwin. Polarbear, aka Steve Camden, comes from a family of talkers – people who can pull you in and take you with them. He has turned this talent for telling a tale into a successful career, touring the world and moving audiences with just the power of his words. Second City Stories is a very personal collection of spoken word pieces written over the last 10 years. Drawing on his hip-hop roots, Polarbear paints lyrical pictures of a boy growing up in a no-nonsense house into a man still trying to figure things out.

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Darwin’s favourite family fun day is back! Everyone’s invited to this big day out held especially for the little ones. Bring the family (and, of course, your special teddy) and join us on Sunday 7 August at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens for the People’s Choice Teddy Bears’ Picnic. This action-packed day of artistic activity has something for everyone

Every Thu & Fri 12.45pm 45m FR EE

 Studio, Darwin Entertainment Centre

to enjoy – there’s music, magic, food, dancing, craft activities and loads more fun helped along by main stage MC Natalie Pellegrino. Teddy bears wait all year for this chance to get out and play. There’ll be bears everywhere. Bring a picnic rug as well. We’ve got heaps of games. Oh, the stories you’ll tell at the Teddy Bears’ Picnic.

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Attention: Suitable for ages 5+

Get a dose of tasty Festival treats at the Lunch Box Series. Take your lunch break in Raintree Park every Thursday and Friday from 4–19 August and you’ll be entertained by MC Amy Hetherington and a smorgasbord of exciting Festival guests. See samples of the incredible program on offer this year before buying your tickets from Tracy, our 1970s ticket caravan. Just by being there you’ll be in with a chance to win free tickets to selected events. So get out of the office and let us brighten up your lunchtime.

This production has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals, Ten Days on the Island, Darwin Festival, Brisbane Festival, Melbourne Festival, Sydney Festival and Terrapin Puppet Theatre.

YOU AND ME AND THE SPACE BETWEEN Part play, part picture book and all wondrous fun – see this magical story of an adventurous girl come to life in front of your eyes

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“ A really gorgeous playful feel… beyond charming.” THE GUARDIAN (FOR I THINK I CAN) Settle in for a story… A girl lived on an island in the middle of the ocean and, although she had been told that the island was all there was, she couldn’t help wondering about what else might be out there. So one day she set out to discover the world for herself. In Terrapin Puppet Theatre’s latest creation, a narrator reads Finegan Kruckemeyer's story of this adventurous girl, while a musician plays and cartoonist Badiucao draws pictures in his idiosyncratic style. The drawings of the journey emerge projected onto a large screen, seemingly with a life of its own, animating the story on stage. The result is a magical adventure

 George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens

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accompanied by a delightful soundtrack that makes for a unique and utterly charming theatrical experience. For more than 34 years Terrapin Puppet Theatre has been recognised nationally and internationally for its contemporary puppet theatre productions. The world premiere of You and Me and the Space Between will enchant children and adults alike with its use of simple technology to tell a beautiful, funny and heroic story.

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POLARBEAR

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 Harbour Room, Christ Church Cathedral

emBARK!

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A MINI FESTIVAL FOR MINI HUMANS

Festival Park is the heart of the Darwin Festival action and this year there is even more reason to bring the kids along to join in all the fun. From 5pm–7pm Tuesdays to Thursdays in the Festival’s last two weeks we’re holding a mini festival for children. emBARK! is an exciting free event bursting

Photo: Prudence Upton

12pm & 3.30pm 50m

All Tickets $15 Friends $12.75

with artistic activities and performances designed especially for younger arts lovers. Register your child on the day for a storytelling session with a local celebrity or guest artist, to get involved in theatre games or art workshops with artists such as the STREETcurrents crew, or to simply enjoy

a range of performances by some great entertainers. Spaces to each session are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis, but there are plenty of opportunities to get involved, to get creative, to learn and, most of all, to have heaps of fun! Visit darwinfestival.org.au for full session details.

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MOUTH OPEN, STORY JUMP OUT Polarbear makes things up. Whether it’s stories, jokes or adventures, he’s a master ‘maker-upper’. Mouth Open, Story Jump Out is about the moment that started it all, and how one little decision set off a chain reaction that changed his life forever. International assassins, secret codes, dog-eating boa constrictors and much more fill the hole left when a father disappears and a boy discovers a talent for telling tales. Youngsters are invited to this vivid and absorbing show about the craft of storytelling. Polarbear will also delight and inspire young audiences in schools around Palmerston when he takes Mouth Open, Story Jump Out into the classroom (see pg 37 for details).

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Polyglot has released the ants and they’re headed for Festival Park! Children aged 2-12 are invited to join three giant ants at work – or is it play? It’s up to the kids to get involved and figure out what these industrious creatures are doing with hundreds of massive breadcrumbs. Green Room Award-winning Polyglot Theatre is known for creating interactive and participatory theatre for children and families. Ants is an enchanting investigation into the nature of work and children’s relationship with their environment. Bring the family, a sense of creativity and plenty of energy as you join the Ants.

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5pm & 6pm 30m

“ Life-affirmingly brilliant… In an ideal world, Polarbear would be cloned and sent into every school and theatre in the land.” THE SCOTSMAN

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BROADWAYBABY (UK)

 Festival Park

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SILENT DISCO WALKING TOUR

“ Silent Disco Walking Tour is nothing short of dance Prozac, and I’d do it every day if I could.”

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Get up and boogie in the city streets on these very different tours of Darwin and Palmerston. Pop on some headphones and join your tour guide Lila La Diva for a Silent Disco Walking Tour that gives you plenty of stops for dance breaks. Only you and your fellow dancers can hear the soundtrack of pop and disco tunes as you follow the hilarious commentary and instructions of your guide, who hails from the Guru Dudu school of disco. Enjoy interpretative dancing around local landmarks, spontaneous flash mob routines and lots of crazy improvised fun to open the ‘laughter meridians’ and fascinate onlookers. This interactive, all-ages event is guaranteed to be the most fun you’ll have on the streets of your town. Dance your inhibitions away the Silent Disco Walking Tour way!

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WORDS & IDEAS

This year's WORDS & IDEAS program goes global with a series of talks, discussions and provocations tackling the big issues in the world today. Conflict and violence, and the roles of religion, ethnicity and identity are explored by our line-up of international experts

words & ideas

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The Smiling Face of Islam

SPUN: WILD TRUE STORIES TOLD IN THE TERRITORY

 CDU Performing Arts Theatre

 The Lighthouse

Richard O'Brien SUN

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Bridget Welsh SUN

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FR EE* * Bookings essential for all talks Presented by the School of Creative Arts and Humanities Charles Darwin University Words & Ideas supported by

SUNDAY AT CDU Richard O'Brien Conflict Resolution, Religious Identity and the Challenges Facing Community Governance in Northern Ireland, the Middle East and South East Asia Former member of the Irish Foreign Service Richard O’Brien shares his reflections on some of the world’s political and religious hotspots. A former ambassador to the Middle East and South East Asia and part of the team that implemented the AngloIrish Agreement of 1985, Richard has vast experience in promoting cross-community dialogue and understanding, and the respect of different religious traditions. Join him for an entertaining look at his experiences in seeking to replace conflict with cooperation and to foster reconciliation based on inclusive governance and fundamental human rights.

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Darwin’s much-loved live storytelling event SPUN returns to Darwin Festival to turn the volume up on some particularly wild stories. This year’s line-up of local storytellers will delve into backyards, laboratories, troopies and tents to share their personal accounts of wild discoveries, wild careers, wild weather and wild nights. Hang on for a wild ride with true tales that will have you spinning, bumping, whirling and grinding across the Territory.

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105.7 ABC Darwin's Happy Hour in Festival Park

Bridget Welsh South East Asia's New Strongmen (and Women): A Democratic Contraction?

From elections in the Philippines and Malaysia, to challenges faced by democratically elected politicians in Indonesia and Myanmar, leaders are changing the face of South East Asia's politics. The region is becoming inward looking and more politically polarised, as it grapples with a contracting global and regional economy as well as greater demands from its citizens. Find out exactly what’s happening in our neighbourhood when South East Asian political expert Bridget Welsh delves into the state of democracy in this region.

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Join the team from 105.7 ABC Darwin for Happy Hour in Festival Park. Kick back, relax and enjoy the best of the fest with live music, performances and interviews with Festival guests. Be listening to 105.7 ABC Darwin for your chance to take a seat at this fun-filled live radio broadcast.

Looking to Europe or Closer to Home? An expert panel of arts luminaries, who are not short of an opinion, tackles the issue of programming in Australian arts centres and festivals. Are Australian arts festival programs traditionally Euro-centric because this reflects what the audience wants to see or indeed who they think they are? Given Darwin’s proximity to South East Asia, should our festival be about connecting us to our northern neighbours or should we be bringing a slice of Europe to the Top End?

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Words & Ideas heads to Christ Church Cathedral following the final performance of Rianto's Medium. Australia’s leading Indonesian commentator Tim Lindsey is joined by Indonesia’s leading filmmaker Garin Nugroho for a frank discussion about the state of Islam on our doorstep. Indonesia has long enjoyed a reputation as the ‘smiling face of Islam’, with Muslims there often portrayed as more tolerant and pluralistic than in the Middle East. But is this still true? This riveting discussion, looking at Indonesia before and after the advent of democracy in 1998, examines whether unique and multi-layered local cultures are being pushed out by Islamist reformers and whether Indonesia can still claim to be a bastion of religious tolerance.

Eating Dinosaurs!

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When was the last time you ate a dinosaur? Probably more recently than you think! Palaeontologist and Director of RiAus, Australia’s Science Channel, Dr Paul Willis contends that birds evolved from dinosaurs. So inside every duck, chicken and emu, there’s a little dinosaur just waiting to burst out. Join us as Paul pulls apart a BBQ duck to reveal the dinosaur within. FESTIVA L MULTIPACK:

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“ Still laughing the next day… simply a fantastic performer.” “ Will topple your expectations and make you giddily guffaw.”

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PETER HELLIAR

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Peter Helliar is quite simply one of the biggest names in Australian comedy – and he’s heading to Darwin. You probably feel like you’ve known Pete for years – first from Rove, then as the fictional Collingwood rookie and superstar Bryan Strauchan, as the creator and star of the hit series It’s a Date (ABC TV) and now on The Project, where he can be seen most nights of the week. But on the stand-up stage you’ll really get to know and love him, as he brings his affably hilarious brand of self-deprecating humour to comedy fans in the Top End. It’s one hot mess or is that one mess of hotness? Either way, it’s set to be both hot and messy!

“ It’s Doctor Brown, the Mighty Boosh and Sacha Baron Cohen in one man.” THE NATIONAL (UK)

Nervous Breakthrough

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After two years spent recovering from a nervous breakdown, a broken heart, a car crash, a stint in rehab and a particularly bad reaction to tofu, ex-heavy metal drummer turned comedian Steve Hughes is lucky to be alive let alone funny. But when your life turns to hell, there has to be a few laughs in there somewhere. He’s spent 20 years touring more than 35 countries and now Steve’s finally bringing his caustic wit and anti-establishment style to Darwin. If you like your comedy edgy and outspoken, you won’t want to miss this confronting, thought-provoking and always hilarious performer.

ANNE EDMONDS

Photo: Vicki Leopold

JUAN VESUVIUS

That's Eddotainment

Calypso Nights  Happy Yess

 The Lighthouse

Direct from a smash-hit Melbourne Comedy F RI SAT Festival season, Anne ‘Eddo’ Edmonds makes her Darwin Festival debut with a brand-new hour of hilarious and slightly eccentric stand-up 6pm & 8pm and character comedy. Having burst onto the scene in 2010 1h as a national finalist in RAW Comedy, Eddo’s Full $30 utterly distinctive off-kilter style has made her a huge hit with fellow comics, critics and, most Concession $27 importantly, fans. She’s been seen on Network Friends $25.50 Ten’s Have You Been Paying Attention? and $2.50 transaction fee applies ABC TV’s Dirty Laundry, but live on stage she 1.5% credit card fee applies promises a night of comedy like no other – chock-full of laughs and ‘eddotainment’.

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Meet Juan Vesuvius, a suavely outlandish Venezuelan DJ, whose unique brand of vinylspinning, maraca-wielding absurdity will have you dancing in the aisles. This lovable idiot will guide you on a journey of discovery as you delve into the world of Caribbean music and questionable geo-political leanings. An hilarious combination of dance party and music lesson, Calypso Nights is almost indescribable and certainly outstandingly bizarre.

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7pm 1h

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AAMER RAHMAN

“ His outspoken, unsentimental and absurdist political humour [is] irresistible.”

“ Yana Alana is without a doubt the first lady of cabaret. Outlandish, bawdy and slightly unhinged, she is worthy of cult status.”

THE GUARDIAN

MELBOURNE OBSERVER

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 The Lighthouse Aamer Rahman, one half of award-winning cult comedy duo Fear of a Brown Planet, returns to Darwin with his outspoken, hard-hitting solo show, The Truth Hurts. Like the proverbial bull in a china shop, Aamer blatantly treads the most delicate of lines with fascinating stories and biting satirical material that make for uncompromising political comedy at its best. Using his sharp mind and wit, he confronts the audience with hilarious observations on foreign policy, the War on Terror, religion and racism. This is one show that will have you laughing out loud while looking at the world a little differently. The truth might hurt, but it can also be painfully funny.

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Yana Alana is back in town, and this time she’s baring her soul and not her derrière!

Group (8+) $34 Friends $30.60 Photo: Baron Walton

AMY HETHERINGTON Terminally Positive Darwin audiences love a good laugh and who better to bring a smile to the dial than the Territory’s very own funny Energizer bunny Amy Hetherington. Amy is a terminally positive comedian whose contagious mix of energetic happiness, wit, cheekiness and a touch of the bizarre have taken her to venues all around the country. Now she’s back home to launch her debut solo show at Darwin Festival. In this light-hearted reflection on life, Amy will share the joys of Territory living, the dangers of a dad with too much optimism, an awkward wetsuit adventure and what went down on the world’s weirdest wine tour.

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“ A delightfully bright and breezy presence.” CHORTLE (UK) Photo: Lisa McTiernan

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Attention: Coarse language, adult themes and haze effects

YANA ALANA & THA PARANAS

When this cabaret provocateur was last at the Festival she gave us a glimpse of life Between the Cracks. This time she has “more costume changes than a Madonna concert” (Sydney Morning Herald). Teetering on the brink of cult status whilst on the verge of a nervous breakdown, Sarah Ward’s divine and deluded alter ego, Yana Alana, is infamous for her nude, rude and lewd cabaret appearances. But in a risqué act of defiance, this camp, bouffant-haired diva will appear on stage with her all-female band, Tha Paranas, fully clothed and singing other people’s songs. Don’t miss this sultry songstress as she enchants audiences with her stunning renditions of tunes made famous by the likes of Nina Simone, Tom Waits, Shirley Bassey and Joy Division.

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“ Like a Wheel of Fortune episode written by Monty Python and directed by David Lynch.”

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MISS BEHAVE'S GAMESHOW

Award-winning star of La Soirée, the fabulous Miss Behave, brings her glamorous assistant Siri and a host of special guests to the Darwin debut of her worldwide smash-hit anarchic gameshow – with phones! A deliberately lo-fi, silly and interactive bag of fun, Miss Behave’s Gameshow is a riotous mix of gameshow, variety performance and disco where everyone’s a winner. You’ll be divided into teams and pitted against each other based on your mobile phone of choice: iPhone vs. Others. Compete for points based on a no-rules system by playing hilarious games that combine smart phones, pop culture and sheer adrenalin. Bring-Briiiiiiing your phone, leave your serious side at the door and join in this “unpretentious, unruly and uplifting” (The Scotsman) competition.

Attention: Nudity, coarse language and possible throwing of phones

 The Lighthouse Late-night party goers have a new home at this year’s Darwin Festival, as Happy Yess plays host to Club Awi. Join us every Friday and Saturday from 10pm for a dance music celebration as eclectic as the Darwin club scene. Get down and funky with booty-licious tracks that will have you shaking yours all night long. Inspired by the opening track from Tiwi Islands' star band B2M’s album Home, ‘awi’ is a Tiwi word for everyone – and Club Awi welcomes everyone for a great Top End late night out. In true festival club style, visiting artists, local performers and you, our Festival-loving audience, will come together to create some party magic. Take a fresh look at your favourite DJs and MCs as they collaborate with some of the best in the biz. Rub shoulders with guest artists and be blown away by a huge guest list of surprise acts. Club Awi will be the golden ticket at this year’s Darwin Festival.

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8.45pm 1h

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KID CONGO & THE PINK MONKEY BIRDS Get greasy in the psychedelic swamps of rock ’n’ roll with Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds! Legendary guitarist of The Cramps, The Gun Club and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Kid Congo Powers has garage punk swagger in spades. He makes his return trip to Australia with long-term cohorts The Pink Monkey Birds for a night of raw sonic ambrosia featuring a heady mix of fuzz guitars, New Orleans drum beats and bass lines dripping with soul.

“ Visionary cartoon rock full of surf overtones, fuzzy guitars and Captain Beefheart lyrics.” ALLMUSIC

MISS COLOMBIA Take the vibe of Colombian popular culture, add underground electro beats and Caribbean percussion, top it up with boom bap and funk, mix them all together with some southern hemisphere soul and you’ve got yourself the pure psychedelic Latin hip-pop sound of Miss Colombia. It’s the perfect tropically-chilled mood for an evening of music under the stars. Secure your spot in the parklands with a picnic rug or chair and kick back with Miss Colombia at this free all-ages event!

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Eight-piece band Black Jesus Experience bring their irresistibly danceable blend of traditional Ethiopian song, Afro-Latin rhythms, improvised jazz solos and 21st century groove to The Lighthouse. With musical backgrounds as diverse as the members' four continents of origin, the band’s sound reflects the multicultural vibrancy of their hometown, Melbourne. Fronted by dynamic Ethiopian songstress Enushu and featuring vocals by poetic giant and lyrical miracle Mr Monk, the rhymes and chimes of FESTIVA L MULTIPACK:

Black Jesus Experience deliver the power and beauty of Africa through the vocal prism of hip-hop and the freedom of funk.  Darwin Waterfront Parklands

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music

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MOSES GUNN COLLECTIVE

 The Lighthouse FRI

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8.45pm 1h

NORTHEAST PARTY HOUSE

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Brisbane’s Moses Gunn Collective is a psychedelic dreamboat, gaining quite the reputation for energetic live shows and DIY costumes. An eclectic mix of musicians, these sonic swingers mix uplifting, expertly crafted pop flavours with soulful crooning and wobbly riffs, creating music that feels simultaneously classic and fresh. Riding high after the 2015 release of their debut album Mercy Mountain and a huge national tour, Moses Gunn Collective are preparing for world domination by bringing their sparkly psych-rock tones to the Territory.

“ The kind of loose, insanely fun party you don’t want to miss.” ROLLING STONE

STONEFIELD Photo: McLean Stephenson

Concession $32 Friends $30.60

Melbourne’s City Calm Down blew critics away with their killer debut album last year. Catch these ‘80s-tinged indie rockers in their formidable live show. Their New Wave style has seen them likened to New Order and The Killers, but in the words of NME “nobody sounds quite like City Calm Down”. With shimmering synths, driving rhythms and anthemic pop songs, all delivered in a brooding baritone by frontman Jack Bourke, they create a sound that sets them apart and makes them one of the most exciting bands in the country right now.

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TEETH & TONGUE

With KEITH DEVERELL

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Since forming in Melbourne, indie-dance group SAT 8.45pm Northeast Party House have built a cult following thanks to their raucous and electrifying live 1h shows. With songs that combine the heady exhilaration of dance music with pop hooks and Full $36 rock backbone, and anarchic choruses just made Concession $32 for shouting out, this high-octane gig promises to be the perfect start to your Saturday night. Friends $30.60 After igniting stages around the country $2.50 transaction fee applies and overseas, Northeast Party House brings us 1.5% credit card fee applies their beautiful, frenzied odes to being young and rebellious.

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Proving rock ‘n’ roll can be a family affair, Stonefield is a band of four sisters who play tough, swaggering hard rock in classic ‘70s style, complete with swirling organ lines and crunching guitar solos. Since the release of their debut self-titled album in 2013, the band has been gigging hard locally and internationally. And now, with the release of their long-awaited second album, they’re bringing their killer guitar riffs, crashing drums and powerful vocals to Darwin for a night of old-school rock with a modern twist.

 The Lighthouse

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Methyl Ethel is the uninhibited alt-pop project from Perth musician Jake Webb. Since 2013 the band has blended ambient and textural guitar with intricate tapestries of melody, creating a lush, eccentric sound lauded by critics and applauded by fans. Methyl Ethel live is an audio-visual journey into pop experimentalism and you certainly want to be along for this wild ride.

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Formed in 2009 by Melbourne musician Jess Cornelius, Teeth & Tongue works unlikely combinations of garage and postpunk, disco, folk, dance and R ‘n’ B into their inventive pop songs. Sampled drums and disconcerting walls of layered vocals are woven into hypnotic songs that have delighted fans and critics alike. For this Festival show, Teeth & Tongue’s dramatic vocals and gorgeous ghostly harmonies are set to a backdrop of evocative projections created by Melbourne-based video artist Keith Deverell. The result promises to be an atmospheric and richly imaginative feast for the senses.

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JAMIE MACDOWELL AND TOM THUM What do you get when a heartfelt songwriter and guitarist teams up with a heavy hitting world-class beatboxer? The unique and irresistible sound of Jamie MacDowell and Tom Thum. Armed with only a guitar, a distinctive singing voice and a versatile voicebox able to

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L-FRESH The LION

L-FRESH THE LION & SAMPA THE GREAT

SAFIA’s unique brand of electro-soul is as danceable as it is brooding. Since winning the triple j Unearthed competition to play Groovin’ The Moo back in 2013, this Canberra trio has been rapidly gathering fans across the globe with their outstanding run of slinky electro jams and stand-out tracks ‘You Are The One’ and ‘Listen to Soul, Listen to Blues’. With a series of sell-out headline shows nationally and two recent tours to the US, these electro wunderkinds are destined for world domination. Stick around after the show for a future bass set from Sietta Sound System.

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convey any instrument from a trumpet to drums, this duo is the perfect musical match. Tom is a one-man orchestra, accompanying his lyrical counterpart Jamie’s beautiful melodies and words for a breathtaking musical experience that is like nothing you’ve seen or heard before.

“ Go and see them if you are looking for something to make your jaw drop.”

 The Lighthouse

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Two of Aussie hip-hop’s hottest names are set to hit The Lighthouse stage for one huge lyrical night out. L-FRESH The LION is an artist like no other. Inspired by the soulful movement in US hip-hop and his own cultural background as a Punjabi Sikh, he combines a powerful presence with thought-provoking lyricism for an inspiring live show. He performs here with very special guest Sampa the Great. Fresh from supporting Kendrick Lamar on the Sydney leg of his Australian tour, this Zambian-born MC delivers quick-fire rap and smooth soulful sounds with her razor-sharp flow.

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NATIONAL INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARDS Indigenous music stars from across the country are set to shine at the 2016 National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs). Celebrating contemporary Indigenous music, dance and culture, the NIMAs is a combination of prestigious awards ceremony and spectacular outdoor concert that showcases great Australian talent. It makes for one fantastic night out for the whole family. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the first land rights act, the 50th anniversary of Gurindji Freedom Day and the 25th anniversary of Yothu Tindi’s “Treaty”. To honour this legacy, the NIMAs is celebrating the history of Indigenous protest songs with an incredible line-up for this must-see event for all music lovers. Bring a picnic blanket and settle in to enjoy an outstanding evening of Indigenous greatness under the stars. TJ Mununggur, 2013 NIMAs NORTHERN TERRITORY

ANNA BOUSTEAD & AFTER THE RAIN

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Vocalist and front woman Caiti Baker was raised on the sounds of blues, soul, gospel and rock ‘n’ roll. Best-known as one half of acclaimed electro-soul duo Sietta, she’s now going solo and developing her own unique sound. In this unmissable Festival appearance Caiti debuts her new songs backed by a live band of revered and iconic musicians. In a powerful performance she combines her love of blues and soul with contemporary R 'n' B, pop and indie sounds.

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Anna Boustead & After the Rain's unique style of folk-rock is heavily influenced by the climate and culture of the Northern Territory. Strong vocals and bittersweet lyrics combine with lilting harmonies on viola, mandolin and guitar for a sound to transport you from the desert to the sea. See these local heroes in this special free gig live at Casuarina Square.

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The Grand Magoozi

Hetty Kate & James Sherlock

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The Grand Magoozi is the nom de plume of Susie Scurry, whose smoky vocals and simple songwriting deliver tenderness and subtle wit in equal measure. Performing as a duet for this gig, The Grand Magoozi occupies the stage in a dreamy twilight world that lies somewhere between the jazz club and the barnyard.

Hetty Kate is one of Australian jazz luminary James Morrison’s favourite singers, and has graced stages from New Zealand to New York. She is joined by outstanding guitarist James Sherlock for a set guaranteed to please all fans of the timeless standards. Come share in an evening of classics and curios from The Great American Songbook.

Known for their unique approach to group improvisation, ‘stylefree’ grooves and polyphonic sounds, featuring saxophones, drums, percussion and self-made instruments, the spectacularly masked band Prophets is set to raise eyebrows and catch ears in this musical and theatrical performance.

Darren Hanlon

Serina Pech

Véronique Serret

After years of touring the far flung corners of the globe, Darren Hanlon is heading north with his drummer and partner-in-crime Steph Hughes. Get cosy with an artist whose down-to-earth folk style and charming, candid storytelling will make you feel like you’re in a loungeroom amongst friends.

Emerging from a world of indie-acoustic experimental folk, Serina Pech combines delicate raw vocal beauty with junk-yard style percussion. Her sound could be the eccentric love child of Joni Mitchell and the backing musicians for Tom Waits and John Cale. Come and celebrate the launch of Serina’s third single and experience the Territory’s new emerging voice.

Virtuoso violinist Véronique Serret has established herself as a versatile musician with a repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary classical, folk, rock and improvisation. She loves going electric and brings to Festival Lounge her raw energy, exceptional technique and her pride and joy, a custom-made six-string electric violin.

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Each Lounge session offers discerning music lovers an adventurous program of incredible music acts. On Friday nights we’ve got jazz, folk and experimental sounds from some of the best in the biz, locally and beyond. Treat yourself to a fresh listening experience to celebrate the end of the working week. Saturday nights and the closing Sunday of the Festival have an international flavour, with an eclectic array of musicians performing and collaborating for some

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unique and culturally diverse musical creations. Last year’s Jam Sessions were a huge hit and they’re back, bigger, better and more unpredictable than ever. Expect the unexpected when local Darwin musicians get together with visiting artists for one almighty spontaneous music-making session. Drop in anytime from 7pm to have a drink, soak up the Festival atmosphere and experience music not happening anywhere else, at Festival Lounge. Photo: GUSWIB

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Melbourne Rebetiko Ensemble Take a musical journey into the heart of Greece in the 1920s-40s with Melbourne Rebetiko Ensemble. Often called the Greek blues, ‘Rebetika’ was originally the music of the poor and dispossessed and its passionate, sorrowful and romantic sounds will break many a heart at The Rails. FESTIVA L MULTIPACK:

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Award-winning singer-songwriter Joey Ayala brings a uniquely Filipino sound to songs about the environment, social justice and human rights. His smoky voice, poetic lyrics, east-meetswest musicality and off-beat sense of humour are accompanied by guitar and indigenous instruments for a unique protest style.

Indonesian ‘duo’ Frau – Leilani Hermiash and her digital piano Oskar – makes its Australian debut at Darwin Festival. With influences ranging from Baroque to folk to cabaret to ballads, Leilani’s incredible piano playing is matched by her unforgettable vocals on quirky, melodious stories of love, life and the world’s great mysteries.

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Guest choreographer Gary Lang joins local dance institution Tracks for their latest innovative site-specific creation. Set in the dry Marrara Swamp at the source of Rapid Creek, Landed takes audiences on a very special guided tour of the Gurambai Walking Trail through movement and music. It explores sources of wisdom through the experiences of three different characters who have arrived back home in Darwin after being away for a long time. Embedded in the local landscape and celebrating its importance, Landed promises to be an evocative new dance collaboration.

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“ Tracks remains unashamedly local and rooted in Territory communities... a cause for celebration.” REAL TIME

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PAST. PRESENT. FEAST. Take a culinary step back in time as we set the table in the Town Hall Ruins for this year’s Festival dinners. Over three sumptuous nights we’ll serve up a stylish feast in this atmospheric setting to pay homage to the art of dining, infusing local flavours and classic recipes with contemporary flair. Rising stars of Melbourne’s underground food scene, chef Sascha Rust and sommelier Jasmine Wakely, specialise in creating unique dining experiences designed to bring people together, and they’re heading up north with their foodie sense of adventure. The team behind cult supper club Scraps Kitchen, Sascha and Jasmine source local produce and draw inspiration from the environment around them to create a unique and memorable dining event. For Past. Present. Feast. this dynamic duo will curate a dinner that‘s more than just a meal, it’s a complete gastronomic experience.

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CENTRAL AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL WOMEN’S CHOIR Arrkanala Lyilhitjika

The Lighthouse gets a taste of the divine with the heavenly sounds of the Central Australian Aboriginal Women's Choir. This unique ensemble, who sings sacred music from the European tradition in the Western Arrarnta and Pitjantjatjara languages, is recognised as a musical tour-de-force. The Choir’s signature performance piece 'Arrkanala Lyilhitjika', is a stunning narrative musical work accompanied by projections to tell the story of 120 years of continuous choral practice in remote Central Australian communities.

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ART UP CLOSE Darwin Festival is not just about what happens on the stage and in the galleries. We’re also committed to providing artists and arts lovers with opportunities to experience Art Up Close. School-aged arts lovers are in for a real treat as Darwin Festival offers schools a range of ways to get involved in this year’s program. We’re partnering with the City of Palmerston and The Smith Family to bring fantastic Festival artists into schools across the region as part of Artists in Schools. We’re heading to Palmerston with storytelling and master ‘maker-upper’ Polarbear. Students from Bakewell Primary School and Corrugated Iron Youth Arts have been working with St Martin’s Youth Theatre to become personal trainers and the stars of Fitter. Faster. Better. (see pg 16 for show details). We're also facilitating an exciting workshops series, including a jazz workshop with Hetty Kate & James Sherlock at Casuarina Senior College and workshops with members of Prophets at Millner Primary. On top of all that, we’re offering special schoolsonly matinee sessions of some great Festival events, including a unique opportunity for students to plan and create the city they’d like to live in with youthfocussed sessions of Sipat Lawin Ensemble’s interactive Gobyerno (see pg 8 for more details). Our Festival artists are not just engaging with local youth. Many of them will also be involved in workshops and masterclasses conducted with arts practitioners and budding artists during this year’s Festival. Visit darwinfestival.org.au in the lead-up to the Festival for all the details. Artists in Schools supported by NT Government Department of Education

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THE AD HOC ENSEMBLE Moved: A Voyage in Narrative & Music

6pm for 6.30pm 4h All Tickets $220 Includes degustation with matching wines $2.50 transaction fee applies 1.5% credit card fee applies

 Brown's Mart Theatre Darwin’s Ad Hoc Ensemble is a collective of adventurous and dynamic local musicians who work with contemporary composers of new music. Moved celebrates the Territory tradition of storytelling with a delightful concert of original and borrowed chamber music works, words and visual projections. FESTIVA L MULTIPACK:

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33RD TELSTRA NATIONAL ABORIGINAL & TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER ART AWARD The 33rd Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award (NATSIAA) takes up residence at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory from Saturday 6 August. Throughout Darwin Festival and until the end of October, MAGNT will celebrate Australia’s longest running and most prestigious Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art award with an exhibition and associated programs exploring the rich current in contemporary Indigenous culture.

Jukuja Dolly Snell, Kurtal, Acrylic on canvas, 2015 winner of the 32nd Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award

Photo: Regina Wilson painting Sun Mat design, Durrmu Arts

 Darwin Convention Centre

Join us on Friday 5 August for a special night of live performances and music on the picturesque MAGNT lawns to celebrate the official opening of this year’s Telstra NATSIAA exhibition. Hear the announcement of winners, enjoy the festivities and immerse yourself in the amazing Indigenous art brought together from regional areas and urban centres. A performance piece, workshops and artists’ talks will be held at MAGNT on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 August. Visit darwinfestival.org.au for details.

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The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award (NATSIAA) may have the prestige, but the works that don’t get selected can be just as incredible and worthy of exhibition. SALON16 is the perfect way to celebrate them. For the fourth successive year, Matt Ward of Outstation together with Paul Johnstone Gallery present an exhibition drawing on the original French idea of exhibiting works rejected by the jury of official awards. This is Salon des Refusés Territory style – a bold showcase of contemporary Indigenous art submitted, but not selected for, the NATSIAA, and exhibited at the state of the art Charles Darwin University Art Gallery. Experience the vitality and diversity of Indigenous art being created across the country in this vibrant exhibition, a must-see companion to the NATSIAA exhibition.

Panel Discussion Fri 5 Aug 8.30am All Tickets $15 Friends $12.75

Experience the rich diversity of artworks from more than 55 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community Art Centres The 10th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF) charts the future of the vibrant and evolving Indigenous art scene and offers the chance to experience cultures from Australia’s most remote desert and coastal regions, and rural and urban communities. Be part of a lively panel discussion or see art you can wear at DAAF’s fashion show From Country to Couture. An extensive free program of traditional dancing and artist workshops and, for the first time, a film festival round out the Fair experience. On Friday 5 and Saturday 6 August jump aboard the Hop On, Hop Off Bus running between Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair and the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. The bus leaves from the front of the Darwin Convention Centre at 10am. For more details, visit darwinfestival.org.au.

10TH DARWIN ABORIGINAL ART FAIR

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For more than 15 years, Behind the Wire has been shining a spotlight on the creativity and talent of prisoners in the Territory’s correctional facilities. This annual exhibition provides prisoners with a unique opportunity to exhibit their works of art, created while incarcerated, to the public. The exhibition is staged in Fannie Bay Gaol, adding poignancy to this surprising and enlightening event.

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The Most Stolen Race on Earth

Ngawila Jilamara

Freedom Summers Art

Blak Douglas & Adam Geczy

Rust and Bone is an exhibition of natural art and soundscape from multi-disciplined artist Freedom Summers. Abstract wall pieces made from beautiful and interesting objects – rusted tin, bones, stone, wood and feathers – are accompanied by an ambient sound-sculpture. This audio, made up of sound bites or sketches from where the objects on display have been found, is mixed into a soundtrack to create a landscape journey.

The Most Stolen Race On Earth is an exhibition by Sydney-based artist duo Blak Douglas (aka Adam Hill) and Adam Geczy. Taking up most of NCCA’s gallery spaces, these installations challenge the idea of a lucky, fair-go Australia, exposing the nation’s racial myths and fault-lines and the continuing socio-political disempowerment of Indigenous Australians. Drawing on humour, satire and shock, this black-and-white duo shifts the ‘post’ in postcolonial and effectively maintains the rage.

Darwin Visual Arts Association Official Opening Fri 12 Aug 6pm

Northern Centre for Contemporary Art Artist Talks Sat 6 Aug 12pm

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Freedom Summers, Web of Now

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Blak Douglas, Manopoly, 2016, digital graphic for floor-piece and printed T-shirt designs for The Most Stolen Race On Earth; image courtesy the artist

John Dahlsen, Plastic Mix Fusion Print, 2015, digital and woodblock print of plastic found objects Sarah Pirrie, Thales Touch (detail), 2011, paper and bottles collected from Casuarina Coastal Reserve

Pupuni Jilamara, Janet Margaret Tipuamantumirri Below

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Dilminyin, 2015, relief print on mulberry paper by Mulkun Wirrpanda

Mud Mussels, 2016, etching by Margaret Gilbert

Life and the after Life

John Dahlsen

Waiting for Water

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The Darwin Life Drawing group gets together every Sunday for a regular drawing session that focuses on the discipline of drawing the human figure, ‘live’. The group’s third exhibition, Life and the after Life, features sketches from 13 local artists, and their diversity brings an energy to the exhibition through a range of works broad in artistic styles and approaches.

As a leading environmental artist, John Dahlsen is committed to engaging audiences on important social and environmental issues with his unique sense of aesthetics. Echoes showcases his most recent body of work with a poignant exhibition of sculptures, paintings and prints that highlight the issue of plastic ocean litter.

Waiting for Water is an exhibition examining the social, cultural and environmental aspects of water in three relatively isolated cities. Artists Amy Jackett (Hobart), Sarah Pirrie (Darwin) and Suzi Lyon (Alice Springs) explore relationships with water in Australia from their own geographical perspectives, from the subtropical Top End to the arid zones of Central Australia to the rugged topography of Tasmania.

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Kiden – Time of Plenty

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Several generations of Tiwi Islands artists showcase and celebrate the unique aesthetic and world view of the Tiwi people in Kuripapuranjuwi Ngini Ngawila Jilamara Kapi Ngawa Tiwi (We are the artists/creators of our paintings). An explosion of yellow and red ochres is matched with black and white in these highly dynamic and intricate artworks that skilfully merge contemporary personal style with a fluid assertion of ancient ceremonial traditions, carvings and mythologies. *Opening ceremony includes Tiwi traditional dancers

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Kiden – Time of Plenty is a celebration of the art and traditional knowledge of people of the Northern Territory’s Daly River region. Eight artists from Merrepen Arts have created colour plate etchings of individual plant and animal species iconic to this area. The unique collection of prints creates a culturally-based survey of this biologically diverse environment with an emphasis on plant/animal use and local language.

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Woodcuts by Mulkun Wirrpanda & John Wolseley The Midawarr – Harvest Series is a unique printmaking collaboration between two of Australia’s most distinguished senior artists. It explores the remarkable world of edible plants that survive and prosper in the monsoon rainforests and floodplains of East Arnhem Land. Large-scale coloured woodcuts of plants and trees are seen through the different lenses of Wirrpanda, a Yolngu artist and clan leader, and Wolseley, a Europeantrained artist known for his mixed media paintings of desert landscapes. Presented by Nomad Art in Tactile Arts conjunction with Buku Larrnggay Mulka and John Wolseley

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Technically, everything you need. The Audi A3 Sportback.  The Lighthouse

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Artist Talks Sun 7 Aug 5pm Presented by Darwin Community Arts, Katherine Regional Arts and Mayfair Gallery in association with Darwin Festival. This project is proudly supported by the Northern Territory Government through its FestivalsNT initiative

LOVE) and Yunanto (aka GETLUPS) for a month-long residency throughout August. Head to The Lighthouse on the Festival’s opening weekend to see this cross-cultural street art crew at work collaborating on a new mural to cover the entire exterior of this entertainment hub. Budding young artists also have the chance to work with these artists when they hold workshops as part of emBARK! (see pg 20 for details).

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The Lighthouse, Darwin Festival’s iconic tropical Big Top, is getting a makeover and you’re invited to see this stunning transformation in action. STREETcurrents is a new project bringing together Indonesian and Australian street artists to create new collaborative artworks in the Top End. As part of this project, local street artists David Collins (aka UNCLE) and Jesse Bell join Yogyakartabased artists Rolly Bandhiryo (aka LOVE HATE

Fiona Young Floodlight Creative Frances Hearn Gary Turbill Glenda Stewart Graeme & Vicki Fox Gynne Bloomfield Heather Keighley Helen De Silva Helgi Stone Jacqueline Mooney Jan Moore Janette Thomas Janice Trezise Jasmin Penny Jasmine Pascoe Jen Robson Jenni Gannon Jenny Jenny Blokland Jeremy Conway Jillian Smith John Tobin John Warburton Julie Thrift Justine Glover Kara Tovey-Smith Kate Stewart

Kathryn & Ron White Kerryn Fulton Kim Burns Kylie Westbrook Lauren Hill Lee Keller Liza Kathopoulis Lu Steuart Lyn Minchin Lyn Wild Lyons Family Margaret Anderson Margaret Gleeson Mark Darby Maryann Fryer Mathew McHugh Melania McMahon Melissa White Michele Hogan Michelle Murray Mike Johnston Monica Beadman Nerolie Louise Neville Pantazis Nicky Purser Patty Ring Paul O'Brien Penelope Brown

Peter & Janette Penley Philip & Linda Hausler Philippa Nichol Punch & Lib Ray Hall Resy van Beek Richard Watts Robyn Jane Levick Roisin Caffrey Rosa Norman Rose Gaston Rosemary Campbell Sallie Gregory Sarah Catterall Saskia Ford Sebastian Baust Sharon Wilson Sheree Jeeves Sheri Lochner Siobhan Taylor Steph Carter Stephen Crump Sunny Duggal Trevor & Jan Riley Ursula Raymond Vanessa Haw Vanessa Kredler Zoe

We were blown away by the support shown when we called on Festival fans to help us raise funds towards putting new chairs in our tropical Big Top venue The Lighthouse. #chairfactor was high! We are eternally grateful to our honorary Lighthouse Keepers. See the campaign at bit.ly/chairfactor You can continue to contribute to the upkeep of The Lighthouse through givenow.com.au/darwinfestival

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“ The Program Guide is outstanding - clear, readable, colourful, inviting.”

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Through our creative work, our partnerships and our sponsorships with some of the most iconic Territory organisations we are able to elevate perceptions of what the Territory can offer – nationally and internationally.

As a truly local agency that – just like the Festival – has brought together creative talent from around the world, it’s no surprise that the glove fits well. We couldn’t put it much better than poet Simon Armitage who once mused that “staying local should never be about looking at the world through a closed window, but about making a home then throwing the doors open and inviting the world in.”

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THANK YOU FUNDING ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The following organisations and productions acknowledge the support of these government bodies:

33rd Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Ants, Artists in Schools, Broken, Brown’s Mart, Caiti Baker, Central Australian Aboriginal Women's Choir, Club Awi, Circus Oz’s TWENTYSIXTEEN, Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin Festival, DVAA Artist Run Initiative, emBARK!, Fitter. Faster. Better., Frau, Gawurra, Gobyerno, Joey Ayala, Medium, Mouth Open Story Jump Out, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Nabarlek, Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Serina Pech, Silent Disco Walking Tour, SPUN: WILD, Stephen Pigram, STREETcurrents, Tactile Arts, Tracks Dance Company, The WRAP, You and Me and the Space Between.

SUPPORT DARWIN FESTIVAL: GIVE NOW! Serina Pech tour produced by Artback NT. Supported by Perambulator Records. Tracks Dance Company’s Landed supported by Darwin International Airport and Southern Cross TV. Terrapin Puppet Theatre is assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts. The script for You and Me and the Space Between was co-commissioned by Terrapin Puppet Theatre and the Honolulu Theatre for Youth.

PRESENTING PARTNERS Darwin Festival would like to thank the following individuals and foundations for their generous support: Janet Holmes à Court AC

PRIVATE GIVING Darwin Festival is extremely grateful for the generous donations of the following individuals and companies:

33rd Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Broken, Circus Oz, DVAA Artist Run Initiative, Museum and Art Gallery of Diamond the Northern Territory, Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Polyglot Theatre, St Martin’s Youth Arts Centre, STREETcurrents, Terrapin Puppet Gold Theatre, Tracks Dance Company. Silver Additional Funding Broken is supported by Katherine Regional Arts, GYRACC and Araluen Arts Centre. This project has been assisted by the Australian government through the Ministry for the Arts' Catalyst - Australian Arts and Culture Fund and the Regional Arts Fund.

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Circus Oz supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

THANK YOU!

Clare Martin Anonymous Cathy Barry Bill Moss AM and Lata Moss Jalouise Pty Ltd JGA Concreting Michael and Paula Milatos Parap Fine Foods Anonymous

Have you ever wondered how Darwin Festival gets off the ground each year?

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HOW WE ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT

Every August, the Festival activates our incredible city and invites our community to come together, share our creativity, explore new horizons and celebrate.

Help us develop and program new performances with NT artists and companies, stimulate sustainable employment opportunities for local artists, develop new Indigenous work and enable us to make Festival shows accessible to all audiences. Your contribution will also help enable us to bring quality acts from other areas in Australia and overseas to continue delighting and stimulating our wonderful audience.

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LEVELS OF SUPPORT

Gold

General Donation up to $500

All of the above Invitation to an exclusive VIP event

Since our humble beginnings in 1978, Darwin Festival has grown enormously in both the size of our audience and the richness of our artistic offerings. The Festival is funded through a variety of sources with less than a quarter of our income coming from ticket sales. Because of the work we do to bring our communities together and invest in the rich arts and cultural landscape of Darwin, we hold charity status to encourage members of the public to invest in the arts and in what the arts do for our community. Put simply, we would not be able to exist without all of our supporters, big and small.

Your name in the Festival Program Guide, Annual Report and website Personalised ticketing assistance Meet our Festival team Silver All of the above Invitation to the Official Program Launch

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$500+

Silver

$1,000+

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All of the above Dinner with the Chair of the Board, Artistic Director and General Manager Additional exclusive events throughout the year

Diamond $10,000+ Darwin Festival is a deductible gift recipient. All gifts over $2 are tax deductible.

MAKE A DONATION OF YOUR CHOICE TODAY

Visit www.givenow.com.au/darwinfestival Email development@darwinfestival.org.au Tel 08 8943 4208 Your contribution, however large or small, is deeply appreciated.

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair supported by the Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Special thanks to: Alan James and the team at Darwin Entertainment Support program, Department of Communications and the Arts and Inpex. Centre, Ali Donnellan at FestivalsNT, Alice Body and the team at Deckchair Cinema, all the staff at enta Ticketing Solutions, Allora Nursery, Angela Hill DVAA Artist Run Initiative is supported by the Visual Arts and Craft and Arts NT, Anna Stewart and the team at Darwin Railway Club, Arafura Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments. Tackle, Australian Temporary Fencing, Billy Kougios and team at One Frau and Medium supported by Consulate of the Republic of Indonesia. IT, Blackwoods Darwin Trade Store, the team at Brown's Mart Theatre, Bunnings, Buslink Vivo, the team at Captovate, Cardno, Carolyn McHugh John Dahlsen’s Echoes supported by the School of Arts and Humanities at Westpac Darwin branch, Dave and Leah from The Cav, Christ Church Charles Darwin University, the Charles Darwin University Research and Cathedral, all the staff at City of Darwin, a special thank you to our Chair Training Committee and the Faculty of Law, Education, Business and the Clare Martin, Danisam Ground Surveyors, Darwin Fishmarket, Debbie Flood, Arts (LEBA) at CDU. Dept. of Business, Dept. of Chief Minister, Dept. of Education, Dept. of Kuripapuranjuwi Ngini Ngawila Jilamara Kapi Ngawa Tiwi (We are the Transport, Derek Lee at Dept. Lands, Planning & the Environment, Event artists/creators of our paintings) supported by the Indigenous Visual Arts Solutions, Express Signs, Gail Haydon and team at NT Fleet, George Brown Industry Support program, Department of Communications and the Arts. Darwin Botanic Gardens, Grand Touring Coaches, Hugo Leschen and the Dept. of Arts and Museums, Jane Tonkin at Corrugated Youth Arts, Jordan Mouth Open, Story Jump Out is a Battersea Arts Centre Production. at Green Clean Group, Judith Ventic, Koulla Roussos, Kris Bird, Marco at Polyglot Theatre is supported by the Victorian Government through General Rigging Co Pty Ltd, Mike Frier and team at Boab, NT Farmers Creative Victoria, City of Melbourne and City of Stonnington. Association, NT Seafood Council, Oscar Parian, RMI Security, Simon Says St Martin’s Youth Arts Centre is supported by the Victorian Government TV, St John Ambulance NT, Glen at Thrifty, Tourism NT, Tourism Top End, through Creative Victoria. Tutt Bryant, Wormald and Zip Print. 62

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HOW TO BOOK BOOKING YOUR TICKETS INFORMATION

DARWIN FESTIVAL Frog Hollow Centre for the Arts, 56 McMinn Street, Darwin NT 0800 GPO Box 570, Darwin NT 0801 Tel Bookings Email

08 8943 4200 08 8943 4222 contact@darwinfestival.org.au

PATRON His Honour the Honourable John Hardy OAM, Administrator of the Northern Territory

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Clare Martin (Chair), Zoe Malone (Vice Chair), Markus Spazzapan (Treasurer), Carla Venturin (Secretary), Ursula Raymond, Maryann Fryer, Chris Young, Chris Langworthy

Pushpinder Singh Teresa Rynski Vanessa Kredler Melissa White Claire Wilcock Andi Lawson-Moore Kate Napper Kaye Hall Cardinal Spin Elise Derwin Georgie Sedgwick Felix Preval Harriet Robinson James Gough James Mangohig Bek Berger Holly Norman Cheryl Haynes Erin Garman Ben Snodgrass Katya Shevtsov Mat McHugh Tom Webster Dave Membery Matt Wildy Rachal VanWyk Techy Masero Julie Blyth Boab Design Lane Print

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Concession tickets are available for the following:

ONLINE

 Full time students  Pensioner Concession Card holders  Seniors Card holders  Children 12 years and under  Unemployed  Health Care Card holders

Additional charges apply for phone, counter and online sales, credit card purchases and postage. All Darwin Festival purchases incur a $2.50 transaction fee and a 1.5% credit card surcharge where applicable. Darwin Entertainment Centre purchases incur a $2.95 transaction fee via the internet and phone. Cash options available.

08 8943 4222 Now until 3 August: Mon–Fri 9am–5pm 4–21 August: Mon–Fri 9am–5pm, Sat & Sun 10am–4pm

Don’t miss a thing. Join our mailing list at darwinfestival.org.au

IN PERSON Ticket Caravan in the Smith Street Mall 23 June: 12pm-4.30pm 24 June–3 Aug: Mon–Fri only, 8.30am-4.30pm 4–21 August: Mon–Fri 8.30am-5pm, Sat & Sun 10am-3pm

Artistic Director General Manager

Festival Park Box Office 5–21 August: 5pm until late (Closed Mon 8 & Mon 15 Aug)

Administration

The Amphitheatre Box Office Box Office opens one hour prior to The Amphitheatre gate opening times on event nights only (Thu 4, Sat 6 & Sun 7 Aug)

Administrator Finance Manager

Development & Communications Development Manager Marketing & Communications Manager Marketing & Communications Manager (from June 2016) Publications Editor Marketing Coordinator Marketing Intern Publicist Festival Photographer

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Book your tickets from 12 noon on Thursday 23 June

Entertainment with a difference

SEEING A SHOW AT DARWIN ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE? Then you can also buy your tickets through their Box Office – in person Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm and 1 hour prior to the show, online at yourcentre.com.au or by phoning 08 8980 3333. Only applies to Lippy, You and Me and the Space Between, CircusOz and Tamara-Anna Cislowska concerts.

Programming

Senior Producer (until April 2016) Head of Programming Program Manager Music Program Manager Producer Club Awi Producer Program Coordinator

Operations

Darwin Festival presents the perfect opportunity to host a unique, exciting and colourful corporate hospitality occasion. We will customise your experience to reflect your business, stakeholder or personal interests. Packages can include:

CREATE YOUR VERY OWN TIMETABLE Ditch the highlighter and throw away the red pen – you can now schedule all your favourite events in one place. Visit darwinfestival.org.au to plan your Festival and make sure you don’t miss a thing.

• Reserved seating for your guests at nominated performances

Ticketing Manager Ticketing Coordinator

• Reserved VIP area for socialising or networking

SHOW YOUR LOVE

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• Establishment of a private bar, drinks service or bar tabs

Whatever the special occasion or whoever the special person, show your love with a Darwin Festival Gift Voucher. Purchase online and we’ll email it to your inbox. Valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.

Production Manager Production Administrator Production Coordinator Production Coordinator – Special Events Production Coordinator – DEC / Darwin Railway Club Logistics Coordinator Front of House / Volunteers Coordinator Design Associate Bars Manager Festival Brand & Program Guide Design Program Guide Printer

• A range of food options including light bites and delicious canapés • Options for self-serve or wait staff To make your group booking contact development@darwinfestival.org.au

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Vouchers can be redeemed at darwinfestival.org.au, or over the phone on 08 8943 4222 (during Darwin Festival). They can be used for individual shows, or the value can go towards the purchase of Darwin Festival merchandise.

Proof of concession must be produced to obtain the concession price. Concessions are only available where indicated. Entry is free for children two years and under. Entry is free for children 12 years and under to the National Indigenous Music Awards.

PACKAGE DEALS AND DISCOUNTS GROUP BOOKINGS Groups of eight or more may book selected events at a discounted group price. See individual event pages for details.

Darwin Festival only mails out tickets via Registered Post and will charge a fee of $5.50 for this service. Darwin Festival adheres to The Code of Practice for the Ticketing of Live Entertainment Events in Australia. All sales are final – there are no refunds, exchanges or cancellations on completed bookings. Latecomers will only be permitted to a performance during a suitable break or as determined by Venue Management. Under some circumstances this may mean the ticketholder misses the show in its entirety. The right is reserved to not replace lost or stolen tickets where seating is general admission. Darwin Festival encourages tickets purchased to be treated like cash. Visit darwinfestival.org.au for full Terms and Conditions of Sale.

SCHOOL GROUPS School prices are only available for certain events. For more information about bringing a school group to a Festival show email boxoffice@darwinfestival.org.au

FESTIVAL MULTIPACK The more you see, the more you save! Buy tickets to any four different Festival events in the same transaction and save 10%. Festival Multipacks can be purchased online, through our Call Centre on 08 8943 4222 or in person at any Darwin Festival Box Office.

ACCESS

Festival Multipacks are available for all Festival shows with the exception of Past. Present. Feast. and National Indigenous Music Awards.

COMPANION CARD

FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL Friends of the Festival are entitled to 15% off two tickets per Festival show. This excludes Past. Present. Feast. and National Indigenous Music Awards. When collecting tickets from the Box Office, you will be required to show ID along with your membership card.

CLASSICAL MUSIC PACKAGE Buy a ticket to all three Tamara-Anna Cislowska concerts and take advantage of our Classical Music Package discount. Tickets to all three concerts are $30 each rather than the full price of $39 each.

When booking your ticket please advise our staff of any access requirements.

Companion Card holders qualify for a second ticket at no cost for their companions

ACCESSIBLE ENTRY If this symbol is not displayed access to the venue may be limited. Please note: wheelchair access is limited at People’s Choice Teddy Bears’ Picnic at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens. Wheelchair seating for Lippy is restricted viewing. There is only limited disabled carparking available at The Amphitheatre. For additional information regarding access please call Darwin Festival on 08 8943 4200 or visit darwinfestival.org.au/access

Program details are correct at time of printing but are subject to change where necessary and without notice. Please check darwinfestival.org.au for updates.

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All Darwin Festival venues are smoke free

Darwin Festival is located in and around various venues throughout Darwin, the city centre and Palmerston. The program has been designed to enable you to take in as many events as possible and then return to the heart of the Festival action in Festival Park. Here you’ll find our iconic Big Top under the stars The Lighthouse, Brown’s Mart Theatre, our live music stage the Bamboo Band Stand and our newest late-night hangout Club Awi at Happy Yess. Make a night of it at Festival Park, mingle with friends, share a bite or enjoy a chat over a cold one from the Coopers Festival Bars. From here it’s a quick trip to many city venues, including Darwin Entertainment Centre (just a 10 minute journey by foot), or The Amphitheatre and Darwin Railway Club (home to Festival Lounge and just a few minutes away by vehicle) and a bit further afield to CDU, so you can pack a lot of Festival fun into your afternoon or evening!

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KEY TO VENUES Botanic Gdns George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens

 STREETcurrents Pg 42 8.30am–12.30pm Lighthouse

 DARWIN ABORIGINAL ART FAIR Pg 39 10am-5pm | DCC

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 emBARK! Pg 20 5pm | Festival Park

 emBARK! Pg 20 5pm | Festival Park

 LUNCH BOX SERIES Pg 18 12.45pm | Raintree Pk

 YOU AND ME AND THE SPACE BETWEEN Pg 19 12pm | DEC

 YOU AND ME AND THE SPACE BETWEEN Pg 19 12pm | DEC

 SUNDAY AT CDU Richard O’Brien Pg 22 1pm | CDU

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 emBARK! Pg 20 5pm | Festival Park

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 LUNCH BOX  THE MOST  LUNCH BOX SERIES Pg 18 STOLEN RACE ON SERIES Pg 18 12.45pm | Raintree Pk 12.45pm | Raintree Pk EARTH Artist Talks Pg 41  KIDEN – PLENTY  MIDAWARR – 12pm | NCCArt OF TIME Pg 40 HARVEST SERIES Pg 41  MEDIUM Pg 13 4pm | Nomad Art Gallery 4pm | Tactile Arts 2pm | Brown’s Mart

 LIPPY Pg 10 2pm | DEC  MEDIUM Pg 13 5pm | Brown’s Mart

 emBARK! Pg 20 5pm | Festival Park

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DARWIN’S HAPPY HOUR Pg 23 4.30pm | Festival Park

 YOU AND ME AND THE SPACE BETWEEN Pg 19 5.30pm | DEC

THE F E ST I VA L I S H AV I N G A DAY O F F !

 LUNCH BOX  MOUTH OPEN, SERIES Pg 18 STORY JUMP OUT 12.45pm | Raintree Pk Pg 21 12pm | CCC  FITTER. FASTER. BETTER. Pg 16  BROKEN Pg 12 4.30pm | Palmerston 1pm | Brown’s Mart & Rural Markets  MOUTH OPEN,  WAITING FOR STORY JUMP OUT WATER Pg 40 Pg 21 5.30pm | Nan Giese 3.30pm | CCC Gallery  FITTER. FASTER. BETTER. Pg 16 4.30pm | Festival Park  YOU AND ME AND THE SPACE BETWEEN Pg 19 5.30pm | DEC

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 SANTOS OPENING NIGHT CONCERT Pg 3 7pm | Amphitheatre

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 TRACKS DANCE Pg 36 5.45pm | GWT

 TRACKS DANCE Pg 36 5.45pm | GWT

 WELCOME TO COUNTRY Pg 2 6pm | Festival Park

 MEDIUM Pg 13 6pm | Brown’s Mart

 THE SMILING

FACE OF ISLAM Pg 23  ANNE EDMONDS 6pm | CCC Pg 24  MEDIUM Pg 13  PETER GARRETT 6pm | Brown’s Mart 6pm | Happy Yess & THE ALTER EGOS  ANNE EDMONDS  PETER HELLIAR Pg 15 Pg 24 Pg 24 7pm | Amphitheatre 6pm | Happy Yess 7pm | Lighthouse  AAMER RAHMAN Pg 26  NATSIAA Pg 38  NATIONAL INDIGENOUS MUSIC 7pm | Lighthouse 6pm | MAGNT AWARDS Pg 33  PETER HELLIAR 7pm | Amphitheatre  MISS BEHAVE’S Pg 24 GAMESHOW Pg 28  LIPPY Pg 10 7pm | Lighthouse 8.45pm | Lighthouse 7.30pm | DEC FL THE GRAND MAGOOZI Pg 34 FL MELBOURNE REBETIKO 7.30pm | The Rails ENSEMBLE Pg 34  LIPPY Pg 10 7.30pm | The Rails 7.30pm | DEC  ANNE EDMONDS  ANNE EDMONDS Pg 24 Pg 24 8pm | Happy Yess 8pm | Happy Yess  NORTHEAST  FROM COUNTRY PARTY HOUSE TO COUTURE Pg 39 Pg 30 8.45pm | Lighthouse 8pm | DCC  MOSES GUNN COLLECTIVE Pg 30 8.45pm | Lighthouse

L AT E

Waterfront Darwin Waterfront Parklands

 STREETcurrents Pg 42 8.30am-12.30pm Lighthouse

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 BEHIND THE

CCC Christ Church Cathedral

Raintree Pk Raintree Park

SUNDAY

FL DARREN HANLON Pg 34 9pm | The Rails  CLUB AWI Pg 28 10pm | Happy Yess

 JAMIE MACDOWELL AND TOM THUM Pg 32 7pm | Lighthouse

 AMY HETHERINGTON Pg 26 5.45pm | Happy Yess

 AMY HETHERINGTON Pg 26 5.45pm | Happy Yess

 TEETH &

 BROKEN Pg 12

 BROKEN PG 12

TONGUE Pg 31 6pm | Brown’s Mart 8.30pm | Lighthouse  MISS COLOMBIA Pg 29 6.30pm | Waterfront THE F E ST I VA L I S H AV I N G A DAY O F F !

 THE BIRDS Pg 14 7pm | Lighthouse

6pm | Brown’s Mart  MISS COLOMBIA Pg 29 6.30pm | Waterfront  THE BIRDS Pg 14 7pm | Lighthouse

 CAITI BAKER  THE BIRDS Pg 14 Pg 32 8.45pm | Lighthouse 8.45pm | Lighthouse

 BROKEN Pg 12

1pm | Brown’s Mart  SUNDAY AT CDU Australian Arts Festival Programming Pg 22 2.30pm | CDU

FL JAM SESSION Pg 34 10.15pm | The Rails

 TRACKS DANCE Pg 36 5.45pm | GWT

 TRACKS DANCE Pg 36 5.45pm | GWT

 BROKEN Pg 12 6pm | Brown’s Mart

 BROKEN Pg 12 6pm | Brown’s Mart

 BROKEN Pg 12 6pm | Brown’s Mart

 FITTER. FASTER.  FITTER. FASTER.  SPUN: WILD BETTER. Pg 16 BETTER. Pg 16 Pg 23 6pm | Palmerston & 6pm | Festival Park 7pm | Lighthouse Rural Markets  JUAN VESUVIUS  ANNA BOUSTEAD Pg 25 & AFTER THE RAIN 7pm | Lighthouse Pg 33  CIRCUS OZ PG 17 6pm | Casuarina Square 7.30pm | DEC

 LIFE AND THE FL SERINA PECH AFTER LIFE & RUST Pg 34 AND BONE Pg 40/41 7.30pm | The Rails 6pm | DVAA  THE BIRDS Pg 14  THE BIRDS Pg 14 8.45pm | Lighthouse 7pm | Lighthouse  CIRCUS OZ Pg 17 7.30pm | DEC

 MISS BEHAVE’S  MISS BEHAVE’S GAMESHOW Pg 28 GAMESHOW Pg 28 10.30pm | Lighthouse 10.30pm | Lighthouse

 SECOND CITY

STORIES Pg 16 8pm | Happy Yess

10pm | Happy Yess  BLACK JESUS

 SILENT DISCO WALKING TOUR Pg 21 5pm | Palmerston & Rural Markets

 EATING DINOSAURS! Pg 23 6pm | MAGNT

 GOBYERNO Pg 8  GOBYERNO Pg 8  SILENT DISCO 6pm | Brown’s Mart 6pm | Brown’s Mart WALKING TOUR Pg 21  PAST. PRESENT.  PAST. PRESENT. 6pm | Festival Park FEAST. Pg 36 FEAST. Pg 36  GOBYERNO Pg 8 6pm | Town Hall 6pm | Town Hall 6pm | Brown’s Mart Ruins Ruins  STEVE HUGHES Pg 25 7pm | Lighthouse

 TAMARA-ANNA CISLOSWKA: John Field Pg 6 6.30pm | DEC

 METHYL ETHEL Pg 30  STEVE HUGHES 8.45pm | Lighthouse Pg 25 7pm | Lighthouse  STEPHEN

 PAST. PRESENT. FEAST. Pg 36 6pm | Town Hall Ruins  AMY

HETHERINGTON Pg 26 6pm | Happy Yess

PIGRAM Pg 7  CITY CALM 8.30pm | Lighthouse DOWN Pg 31 7pm | Lighthouse  KID CONGO & THE PINK MONKEY BIRDS Pg 29 8.45pm | Lighthouse

 ANTS Pg 20 6pm | Festival Park

 TAMARA-ANNA CISLOSWKA: The Persian Hour 5pm | DEC

 CENTRAL AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL WOMEN’S CHOIR Pg 37 7pm | Lighthouse

 SILENT DISCO WALKING TOUR Pg 21 6pm | Palmerston & Rural Markets

FL DAVE CROWE Pg 34 7pm | The Rails

 GOBYERNO Pg 8 6pm | Brown’s Mart

FL VÉRONIQUE SERRET PG 34 8pm | The Rails

 AMY HETHERINGTON Pg 26 6pm | Happy Yess

 YANA ALANA & THA PARANAS PG 27 8.45pm | Lighthouse

 JOHN DAHLSEN Pg 40 6pm | DoubleTree by Hilton  YANA ALANA & THA PARANAS Pg 27 7pm | Lighthouse

POLYGLOT THEATRE AVIVA ENDEAN VÉRONIQUE SERRET

 TAMARA-ANNA CISLOSWKA: Peter Sculthrope Pg 6 8pm | DEC

ALIMANGO

 YANA ALANA & THA PARANAS Pg 27 8.45pm | Lighthouse

CLIENT LIAISON

FL JOEY AYALA Pg 34  B2M WITH EGO LEMOS Pg 7 9pm | The Rails 9.30pm | Lighthouse  CLUB AWI Pg 28 10pm | Happy Yess

FL PROPHETS Pg 34 9pm | The Rails

 BLACK JESUS EXPERIENCE Pg 29 10.30pm | Lighthouse

 L-FRESH THE LION & SAMPA THE GREAT Pg 32 10.30pm | Lighthouse

EXPERIENCE Pg 29 10.30pm | Lighthouse FL JAM SESSION Pg 34 10.30pm | The Rails

 THE WRAP Pg 4 5pm-late Festival Park

The

FL FLUGENDORF Pg 34 7.30pm | The Rails

FL BRIAN CULLEN Pg 34 7.30pm | The Rails

 CLUB AWI Pg 28

 SILENT DISCO WALKING TOUR Pg 21 5pm | Festival Park

 YOU AND ME AND THE SPACE BETWEEN Pg 19 5.30pm | DEC

 TRACKS DANCE Pg 36 5.45pm | GWT

FL HETTY KATE & JAMES SHERLOCK Pg 34 9pm | The Rails

 ANTS Pg 20 5pm | Festival Park

 SUNDAY AT CDU Bridget Welsh Pg 22 4pm | CDU

 STONEFIELD Pg 31 8.45pm | Lighthouse

 CLUB AWI Pg 28 10pm | Happy Yess

 emBARK! Pg 20 5pm | Festival Park

 THE AD HOC ENSEMBLE Pg 37 3pm | Brown’s Mart

WRAP

special event music / festival lounge dance circus family theatre words & ideas dining cabaret comedy visual arts

SATUR DAY

 NGAWILA JILAMARA Pg 41 10am | DoubleTree by Hilton

AFTERNOON

Single performance Multiple performances Official opening Exhibition opens Award presentation Special event Festival Lounge

EVENING

FRI DAY

4 MORNING

KEY TO SYMBOLS

T H U R S DAY

 CLUB AWI Pg 28

10pm | Happy Yess

SLUM SOCIABLE

and much more...

DON'T MISS THIS UNIQUE GENRECLASHING F E ST I VA L FINALÉ!

FL FRAU PG 34 9pm | The Rails FL JAM SESSION Pg 34 10.15pm | The Rails

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