A look into the Barunga Festival and why everyone should travel north at least once for the experience

Over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, approximately 4000 people from across the country gathered to take part in a camping festival, Barunga, held within the Barunga community, 80 kilometres South of Katherine, home of the Bagala people. For this weekend alone, outsiders are exempt from obtaining a permit and are welcomed for three days of…

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Festival Photos: Barunga’s 30th Anniversary Year ft. Saltwater Band, Caiti Baker, Shellie Morris and more

This year’s Barunga Festival was a special one, as the regional NT arts, music, sport and dance event celebrated 30 impressive years. On the music front, attendees were spoiled for choice, with performances from artists including the iconic Saltwater Band, Shellie Morris, Caiti Baker and Yirrmal were received brilliantly, while elsewhere on the program, punters got involved in celebrating a rich…

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Jen Cloher on the importance of the Barunga Festival, taking Milk Records to the next level & more

Today, the 2016 Barunga Festival kicks off for another huge year of cross-cultural celebration and collaboration. This year’s theme is all about ‘Celebrating Women’ and the festival’s music line up definitely fits the bill, with some talented ladies in the mix with some of the NT’s best. Ahead of her debut appearance at the festival, I…

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