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 include visiting dance groups from across the NT, together with a school parade, Pacific Island dancing, a marketplace, workshops, art, traditional food, kids activities and much, 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