DARWIN FESTIVAL WINS GOLD
Written by TFM on 24/03/2023
Darwin Festival, an iconic event celebrating culture and the arts in the Northern Territory, has won the Gold award in the Major Festivals & Events category at the 2022 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards. The awards, run by the Australian Tourism Industry Council (ATIC), recognise and promote excellence in tourism across the country.
The win marks the first national recognition for the Darwin Festival, which has been a finalist in the Major Festivals & Events category for several years. Other finalists in this category included Enlighten Festival CBR, Bluesfest Byron Bay NSW, Major Events Gold Coast QLD, Adelaide Fringe SA, Tesselaar KaBloom VIC, and Optus Stadium – AFL Grand Final 2021 WA.
Darwin Festival emerged as the Gold winner, with Tesselaar KaBloom VIC taking the Silver award and Optus Stadium – AFL Grand Final 2021 WA receiving the Bronze award.
Darwin Festival connects communities through the celebration of culture and the arts in the Northern Territory and is a highlight of the annual events calendar. The Festival features a diverse program of music, theatre, dance, visual arts, and comedy, attracting audiences from across Australia and overseas.
James Gough, Darwin Festival CEO, said, “We are thrilled to have won the Gold award in the Major Festivals & Events category at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards. This award is a recognition of the hard work and dedication of our team, artists, volunteers and partners who make Darwin Festival possible. It is also a celebration of the vibrant arts and culture community in the Northern Territory, and we are proud to showcase it to audiences from across the country and the world.”
The Darwin Festival will return this year from 10 to 27 August 2023, with the full program of events will be announced late May.
Darwin Festival is proudly supported by the Northern Territory Government and City of Darwin.
Story and images courtesy of Darwin Festival