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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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Xavier Dunn “Warming” (2018)

Multi-instrumentalist Xavier Dunn has been in the midst of sharing his debut EP Isic Tutor over the last few weeks; already receiving acclaim from all areas of the online music world, Dunn’s exploration of soundscapes drenched in instrumental richness and an ambient, contemplative perspective has brought comparisons to Nils Frahm, Olafur Arnalds and even Bon Iver. With EP…

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Audrey Powne “Flowers” (2018)

Having already established herself within the Melbourne music scene through work with Au Dré and Leisure Centre, singer songwriter Audrey Powne has now stepped out on her own, releasing music under her own name. Debut single “Flowers” positions Powne firmly within the embraces of lush pop, bringing together swelling orchestral production with a vocal quality rich in soul and melody….

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