Yothu Yindi Foundation

Garma Festival

The Garma Festival is Australia’s largest Indigenous gathering, a 4-day celebration of Yolngu life and culture held in remote northeast Arnhem Land.

Festivals & Programs

Event Details

Category

Festivals & Programs

Event Starts

Aug 2, 2024

Event Ends

Aug 5, 2024

Venue

Gulkula ceremonial site

Location

40km from Nhulunbuy on the Gove Peninsula, NT

The Garma Festival is Australia’s largest Indigenous gathering, a 4-day celebration of Yolngu life and culture held in remote northeast Arnhem Land.

Hosted by the Yothu Yindi Foundation, Garma showcases traditional miny’tji (art), manikay (song), bunggul (dance) and story-telling, and is an important meeting point for the clans and families of the region.

The Festival’s over-riding cultural mission is to provide a contemporary environment for the expression and presentation of traditional Yolngu knowledge systems and customs, and to share these practices in an authentic Yolngu setting.

Come and join us for 4 unforgettable days in the far north of Australia for what many people describe as a life-changing experience.

The 24th annual Garma will take place between Friday 2 August – Monday 5 August, 2024 at the Gulkula ceremonial site about 40km from Nhulunbuy on the Gove Peninsula, NT.

Please note that Garma tickets are inclusive of tent accommodation, sleeping bag and meals. You are unable to bring your own tent or camper or provide your own food.

For more information, visit yyf.com.au