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Snag sell-out tickets for Darwin Festival

Emma Waterman

As the team at Darwin Festival 2013 put the finishing touches on the program, they’ve let slip four shows, on sale from tomorrow.
Snag sell-out tickets for Darwin Festival

As the team at Darwin Festival 2013 put the finishing touches on their program, they’ve let slip four shows, on sale this week.

The official program for Darwin Festival will launch 25 June, ahead of the month long festival extravaganza commencing 8 August.

Returning for her second year at the helm, Artistic Director Edwina Lunn, has attracted a smorgasbord of music, theatre, special events, cabaret, comedy, dance and more to the Tropics. ‘We promise to entertain audiences with a variety of works that are as bold as they are intriguing,' she said. 

But as of 10am, Wednesday 15 May, the public will be able to secure tickets for performances of, La Soirée, You Am I with Hi Fi Daily Double, Julia Morris and Archie Roach. You'll need to be quick after many sell out shows last year. 

‘We can’t wait to share the entire program with you at our launch, but until then, we’re thrilled to reveal these special treats,' Lunn said.

After picking up an Olivier Award and touring New York, Paris, Stockholm and Montreal, the bustling La Soirée, returns to Darwin on the back of huge success in 2012. Audiences can expect a blend of circus vaudeville and salacious burlesque from the troupe.

Aussie rock’n’roll demons, celebrating their 20th year as a band, You Am I, with Hi Fi Daily Double, will present a back-to-back concert featuring their most iconic albums Hi Fi Way and Hourly Daily. Toning things down a little, iconic Australian musician, Archie Roach will present his inspirational show, Into the Bloodstream.

Finally, Darwin festival goers will be treated to bags of laughter, as cherished Australian comedian, Julia Morris presents her only live show for 2013. 

Lunn said excitement is certainly brewing ahead of the festival: ‘It’s always a hectic, but vibrant time of year with very little sleep and a stack of adrenaline to get us through - much like the actual Festival month itself.’

‘Following the success of last year’s Hot August Nights, in my first year as Artistic Director, I am humbled to return with a program that I am both proud of and excited to see myself.’

‘We never underestimate how much Darwin loves the Festival and this year we are thrilled to bring back some old favourites as well as some equally brilliant new talent.’

Minister for Arts and Museums, Matt Conlan, said the Northern Territory Government has committed $1 million to support the Darwin Festival in 2013 and a further $1 million in 2014.

‘Darwin Festival attracted nearly 110,000 audience members last year and continues to deliver a $6.3 million economic boost to the Territory economy, which is why the Government values the important contribution of this world class event to our community.’

‘It’s one of the most highly anticipated events on the Darwin calendar and I congratulate the organisers on once again securing such high calibre acts,’ Conlan concluded. 

Tickets available online at, from 10am Wednesday, 15 March.

About the author

Emma Waterman is an Adelaide journalism student.