Desert Harmony Festival 2023

Festivals and Celebrations

27 Jul 2023 to 30 Aug 2023 Annual Event

Barkly Regional Arts is excited to make the first of its Desert Harmony Festival line up announcements. The festival, now in its 34th year, promises to deliver a diverse and captivating program that showcases the vibrant talents of both local and interstate artists.

Set against the backdrop of the Barkly’s desert landscape, Desert Harmony Festival is one of the region’s most significant annual cultural events, bringing together artists, performers, and audiences from near and far.

Attendees at this year’s festival will be delighted by a performance from award-winning singer-songwriter Gumbaynggirr/Yamatji woman Emma Donovan, whose soulful melodies have told powerful stories to audiences right across the globe. Joining her on the line-up is Arnhem Land’s first all-female rock outfit Ripple Effect Band, Pitjantjatjara songman Frank Yamma performing alongside world-renown musician and producer David Bridie, Queensland hip-hop sensation Lil Mase, desert reggae collectiveNewboys Band and high-energy Afro groove group King Marong and the Tamala Express.

“We are thrilled to make the first announcement of our Desert Harmony Festival line up,” said Katie Lynch, Artistic Director of Barkly Regional Arts. “This year’s program represents a remarkable celebration of art, culture, and community. We have curated an extraordinary line-up of talent, showcasing the best of both local and interstate artists. We invite everyone to join us for an unforgettable experience that celebrates the richness and diversity of our region!”


Carpark Coach Parking Family Friendly Kiosk Non Smoking Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop


Free Entry

Event Dates

Annual Event

27 Jul 2023 to 30 Aug 2023

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