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Join us at Alice Springs Desert Park and immerse yourself in performances by an eclectic range of talented Australian musicians. All this on one of the most unique stages in the world, set in front of the spectacular MacDonnell Ranges.

Please note, due to the intimate nature of some program elements at Desert Park, such as the music performances, workshops and talks, they have limited capacity. Spots will be allocated on a first come, first served basis on the night.

Friday 16 April | 6.45pm – 7:30pm

Venue: Ranges Stage, Desert Park

OKA draws upon their connection to culture and the spirit of the land to create a high-energy mashup of dance and downtempo beats and their signature feel-good Australian earth sound. It’s an irresistible blend of influences spanning house, big beat, conscious roots, reggae-dub, jazz and world music with electro digital dub.  Expect to be taken on a journey where time is not linear.  It’s music for the soul and the soles of your feet.

Saturday 17 April | 6.45pm – 7:30pm

Ziggy Ramo
Venue: Ranges Stage, Desert Park

Sydney-based Ziggy Ramo has risen from emerging to established with his insightful, emotional and arresting debut EP Black Thoughts, quickly followed by the powerful single, Black Face.  Winner of FBi Radio’s SMAC Awards’ 2020 Album of the Year for Black Thoughts and Single of the Year for April 25, the 24-year-old is only just getting warmed up. He’s about to change the face of what it means to be a hip hop artist in Australia right now.

Sunday 18 April | 6.45pm – 7:30pm

Shellie Morris
Venue: Ranges Stage, Desert Park

Proud Yanyuwa and Wardaman woman Shellie Morris is a multi-award-winning singer/songwriter creating and singing in 17 Australian Aboriginal languages.  Shellie is the 2014 NT Australian of the Year, the 2014 NAIDOC National Artist of the Year, a multi Deadly Award winner and a driving force of the acclaimed album Ngambala Wiji li-Wunungu. Her work has also been recognised for the internationally award-winning musical documentary Prison Songs.

  • Frank Yamma, Parrtjima festival, Alice Springs, Australia. 6/4/2019. Images courtesy Parrtjima / NTMEC