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Win a Wild Weekend in the Top End

DOWN IN THE Red Centre, we often miss out on getting up to the Darwin Festival – as Centralian-based Territorians know, it ain’t cheap to travel anywhere from Alice. But this year, you and a friend could be heading north for the hottest winter arts festival, all expenses paid.

By Zoya Godoroja-Prieckaerts

Darwin Festival has teamed up with Off The Leash to get two lucky readers to the Top End with this amazing competition prize. Yep, you and a friend could score return flights, two nights accommodation, Darwin Festival tickets, and a Best Friends of the Festival membership.

Imagine that, desert dwellers – the tropics, live music, art, food – culture in all its glorious forms!

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Off The Leash to bring some of our desert mates up to experience the magic of the Festival this year,” says Darwin Festival Artistic Director Felix Preval.

The Festival features an impressive calibre of artists each year, and this year is no exception. They recently awarded $45,000 to six dynamic projects as part of the Spotlight Creative Development Fund for Northern Territory Artists, including two Central Australian talents, Dave Crowe and collaborators, and Ashleigh Musk in partnership with GUTS Dance.

Support like this, along with partnerships such as this competition, are meaningful steps towards bringing us all together, sharing our cultures and visions with one another, no matter whether we breathe in the balmy tropical or crisp desert air.

The OTL team is also pretty excited to give one of their new Central Aus-based readers a beautiful and unique experience.

“This competition, paired with opportunities for Central Australian creatives to be involved with the Festival, will further strengthen ties from the Top End to the Red Centre. There’s a strong pulse beating in the heart of our country,” says OTL’s Tierney Seccull.

“We know there is incredible artistic talent in the Red Centre, and we love that Off The Leash is bringing more of their stories to Top End readers, and Centralians are learning more about what’s going on up North,” Felix adds.

The full festival program is released and on sale in June, with a handful of hot shows on sale this month. Put it in your diaries, folks. And Centralians, get on to that competition – scan the QR code on the back cover to enter. Opportunities to share and experience each other’s stories should never be missed – especially when expenses are paid, amiright?


2022 Darwin Festival

Thumbnail, Header & Inset: Photo: Tony Lewis

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