For the month of August, the city of Darwin comes alive with the running of the Darwin Festival – or what we locals call D Fest.
For 18 days, the Festival takes over town with Civic Park in the City turned into a daily night time picnic under the stars while the Lighthouse, the Botanical Gardens Amphitheater and other venues host a jam-packed program of music, theatre, visual art, dance and cabaret events. There’s also a host of free events too.
The easy highlight of this years program was a sold-out Saturday night show by SAFIA at the Lighthouse. For one of the hottest acts going around at the mo, shout out to the D Fest organisers for securing the guys who are selling out shows around the country.
Local DJ’s Sietta followed the set with beats that kept the crowd going well into the night/morning and Remi even took to the stage for an impromptu duet a night after his own show. AND he was also spied grooving his way across the d floor and getting down with the locals. What a legend!
We’ll miss our Festival Park catch ups, cocktails and palm tree swizzle sticks.. thanks for the memories #DFest15.