To be held from August 4-21, the festival program includes music, theatre, comedy, dance, cabaret and the visual arts.
“We are thrilled to invite international acts back into the Festival this year, playing alongside some of the best Australian and Northern Territory talent,” said Darwin Festival artistic director Felix Preval.
“We’ve prepared a huge program with pressing themes as well as nights of pure abandon. This year’s program marks the end of an era for me as my sixth and final Darwin Festival, and I can’t wait to celebrate with everyone in August.”
The National Indigenous Music Awards and the 16th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair are among some of the events incorporated into the 18-day program.
“We know that festivals and events are an important driver for interstate visitation to Darwin in August and we are well positioned to provide an exceptional experience this year,” said Darwin Festival CEO James Gough.
“Darwin Festival remains committed to connecting communities through the celebration of culture and the arts, and we look forward to sharing the full program in June.”