The opening night event kicks off with the Santos Concert at the Gardens Amphitheatre featuring vocal superstar Tina Arena who is starting her national tour in Darwin.
This year festival goers will see five new international acts added to the program including two free public events – the Vietnamese Water Puppets at the Waterfront and Temporary Territory by ruangrupa from Jakarta.
Visitors and those who own real estate in Darwin can also benefit from free Darwin Public Transport rides on the same day as their event ticket, making it even easier to experience the festival.
“Darwin Festival is thrilled with how ticket sales are tracking this year, surpassing last year’s box office figures from the time of our launch,” Festival General Manager Mark Crees said.
The Darwin Festival runs from 7-25 August and the 2014 program is a fantastic opportunity for families to enjoy a great night of entertainment with the kids and celebrate our unique lifestyle at no cost.