Malandarri Festival

Malandarri Festival, photo by Benjamin Bayliss

Formerly known as DanceSite, Malandarri Festival is a special community-based event that celebrates both traditional and contemporary arts and cultural practices from the four clan groups living in Borroloola – the Yanyuwa, Garrwa, Gurdanji and Mara people.

Through various workshops in the lead up to the event, Malandarri Festival provides the Borroloola community with a foundation for the necessary training and opportunities needed for it to grow into an independent, self-determined celebration. The artistic model developed for Malandarri Festival includes a wide range of artistic and cultural activities that can take place throughout the year in both Borroloola and Robinson River.

Have a read of Malandarri Festival’s 2016 artistic report.

2017 Malandarri Festival

Friday 16 June – gates open at 5.30pm
Saturday 17 June – gates open at 2.00pm
Borroloola Showgrounds, Borroloola

Special guests including visiting dance groups from across the NT, school parade and Pacific Island dancing, marketplace, workshops, art, traditional food, kids activities and much more!

Tickets – $5 per day, available for purchase at the gate. Children under 16 are free.

This is drug and alcohol free event


Marlene Timothy

Event Director

0497 766 573