Parrtjima unveils program for 2022

Parrtjima – A Festival in Light has unveiled its program for this year spread across 10 nights in April.

Returning to illuminate Alice Springs from 8-17 April, the Parrtjima line-up includes ARIA Award-winning Dan Sultan and Triple J’s 2021 Unearthed Artist of the Year King Stingray leading the music program. They will be joined by a range of performers including Aussie rapper BARKAA, West Arnhem Land’s Black Rock Band and the Top End’s Jimblah.

King Stingray band member Yirrnga Yunupingu said they are looking forward to playing at the festival.

“This will be the first time for us playing in the Red Centre. Our dreams have come true! We can’t wait to experience the good vibes of Parrtjima and rock the stage with all the other amazing artists,” he said.

The talks program includes NRL star Josh Addo-Carr, Steven Oliver of Black Comedy fame, and Parrtjima artists Carmen Glynn-Braun and Raelene Ngala Williams.

This year’s film program offers a retrospective of filmmaker Warwick Thornton’s work. The workshops program will be released at a later date.

Delivered by the Northern Territory Major Events Company and produced by creative directors AGB Events, this year’s theme is Sky Country.

“The Red Centre’s phenomenal star-filled night skies are the perfect backdrop for Sky Country, which focuses on our place in the universe and the relationship Aboriginal Australians have with the skies above,” said Northern Territory Major Events Company CEO Tim Watsford.