Alice Springs festival Parrtjima has recorded 9000 visits just five days into the 10-day event.
The program of workshops, music sessions and Deep Listening talks planned for the Todd Mall were oversubscribed leading to a wait list of 2500 people. To allow for an increase of capacity all the events on the Parrtjimam program are now taking place at the outdoor Desert Park.
“In a year when nothing is certain, having more than 9000 visits to the festival is great news for the event, and for Alice Springs businesses,” NT Major Events Company CEO Tim Watsford told the NT News.
“There are another five nights to go, with plenty more on the agenda, including another cooking demonstration today, some incredible Territory musicians on stage and the final talks in the Deep Listening series.
“This has been a difficult year for many, with events few and far between. We are thankful for the support shown to Parrtjima by the Alice Springs community, and the many visitors who have attended and are keen to learn more about the Red Centre’s Aboriginal culture.”