Latest News and Updates - 2005
Darwin Festival 2005
Over for another year, the Darwin Festival 2005 was a huge
success attracting more than 53 000 people, with exceptional
ticket sales and outstanding feedback.
Thanks to gorgeous Top End weather and record crowds, the
Darwin Festival 2005 will go down in history as the most successful
and best attended ever. Festival fans flocked to performances
in venues such as the Star Shell in the enchanting surrounds
of the Botanic Gardens, the Darwin Entertainment Centre, the
historic Town Hall Ruins, the Museum and Art Gallery of the
NT, Deckchair Cinema and the WWII Oil Storage Tunnels.
The Darwin Festival has again made a huge contribution to
art, culture and entertainment in the Northern Territory.
Every year the Festival draws more visitors from interstate
and around the world, embedding its reputation as the fastest
growing festival in the southern hemisphere.
Putting together an event of this nature is a huge challenge,
but with the enormous co-operation and inspired efforts of
our staff, volunteers, and hundreds of talented performers
from the NT and around Australia and South-East Asia, the
Darwin Festival 2005 proved to be extremely successful.
The Darwin Festival 2005 had more than enough memorable moments
including Scared Weird Little Guys opening the Festival with
a sold-out performance, a rousing standing ovation for Christine
Anu’s lyrically powerful cabaret show, two sold-out
performances for the comedy trio Tripod, enthusiastic attendances
for the riveting Traditional Indigenous dancers, and Sophie
Koh’s emotional tribute to Darwin at the Star Shell.
With over 74 productions, 190 events and performances and
over 1100 local, national and international artists involved
this year, this year's Darwin Festival is one to remember.
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