Much-anticipated Barunga Festival back this month

NT Government

8 August 2022

The Territory’s iconic Barunga Festival is set to take place from 12-14 August, with thousands of attendees from across the Territory and Australia set to descend upon the remote community for the three-day cultural extravaganza.

Program highlights this year include music performances from the Eylandt Band, traditional dancing from Groote Eylandt Bungul, spear throwing demonstrations, bush tucker tastings, weaving workshops and much more.

In addition, there will be numerous food vendors, sporting matches taking place throughout the weekend, and an inflatable water slide and jumping castle for the kids.

With a focus on music, sport and culture, Barunga Festival celebrates Indigenous community life and pays homage to the 1988 Barunga Statement presented to Prime Minister Bob Hawke by Aboriginal leaders many years ago.

This year’s Barunga is shaping up to be another incredible festival, and with tickets selling quickly, people are encouraged to secure their spot as soon as possible.

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