Northern Territory festivals receive global recognition

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Parrtjima – A Festival in Light was recognised at the Eventex Awards 2022.

The Northern Territory has received international attention after Northern Territory Major Events Company (NTMEC) festivals won seven awards at the global Eventex Awards 2022.

Parrtjima – A Festival in Light received six awards, and BASSINTHEGRASS music festival received one.

Parrtjima was recognised as best overall Australian/Oceania Event (Platinum), best Outdoor Event (Gold), best Public Event (Gold), best Cross-Channel Storytelling (Gold), best Cultural Event (Bronze) and best PR Campaign (Bronze).

BASSINTHEGRASS, the Territory’s biggest music festival, was awarded best Music Event (Gold).

It is another win for Parrtjima, which received the Best Regional Event and Best Achievement in Marketing or Communications Awards at the 2021 Australian Event Awards.

NTMEC CEO Tim Watsford said the recognition was a great achievement for the Territory.

“The Northern Territory is a small jurisdiction, but we know how to deliver world-class events that attract thousands of attendees,” he said.

“These awards are testament to the colossal effort given by the NTMEC team amid the very real challenges faced by events over the last few years. We are constantly striving to deliver more for our event attendees, and these awards show we are achieving that.”

This year’s Parrtjima – A Festival in Light attracted more than 23,000 attendances.

BASSINTHEGRASS 2021 also attracted a record crowd of 14,000 during a time when events around the world were being cancelled. This year’s event will take place on May 21 at Darwin’s Mindil Beach, with another record-breaking crowd of 16,000 expected to attend.