Blacken Open Air 2021

Festivals and Celebrations

30 Jul 2021 to 2 Aug 2021 Annual Event

Australia’s original camp out heavy music festival, Blacken Open Air, is back for the ninth year since its inception in 2013.

Gathering on Arrernte country, against the stunning, ancient backdrop of N’Dhala Gorge, Blacken provides a uniquely Australian experience. The lush festival site is surrounded by red cliff escarpments and ancient river beds.

Run by Alice Springs’ own heavy music record label, The Black Wreath, this festival is like no other. Featuring an enormous line up of bands from across the nation, as well as Arrernte cultural performance, art installations, sideshows and an array of gourmet food – Blacken has something for everyone.


Bar Cafe Carpark Family Friendly Kiosk Public Toilet Restaurant


From AU$100.00

All pre-sale tickets are general admission
All pre-sale tickets are for the full festival
All tickets include camping
Over 18s must carry ID
Minors must be accompanied by a guardian
Children under 13 free
One Day tickets available at the door only

Tickets available from

Event Dates

Annual Event

30 Jul 2021 to 2 Aug 2021