Ayers Rock Resort to host the Tjungu Indigenous Cultural Festival


The Ayers Rock Resort is going to host the Tjungu Festival for the fifth year in a row. The much-admired festival will celebrate the Indigenous culture of Australia from April 26 to 29, 2018.

The lively festival is a showcases the Indigenous culture through films, fashion, music, dance, sports, food, and more. The year, the centre of focus will be a performance by Troy Cassar-Daley – a popular country musician hailing from New South Wales – and Indigenous art.

The CEO of Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia, Andrew Williams, was excited over introducing a new art initiative this year to bring the budding and pre-eminent Central Australian artists under the spotlight.

In local Anangu language, ‘Tjungu’ means ‘coming together’. Mr Williams also thought that the festival pulls the string for bringing together the crème de la crème of modern and conventional Indigenous culture. He also described it as a great platform showcasing raw talents in design, performance, and production categories.

The highlights of the four-day event will be a Fashion Parade, singing and dancing performances, artwork exhibition Tjungu Collective, Tastes of Tjungu Desert Dining Experiences, and more. There will also be several activities for the festival-goers including the Tjungu Curates that presents the opportunity to meet curators and artists from the Art Centres.

Country Singer Troy Cassar-Daley. Photo Credit: Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia

Visit Ayers Rock Resort to get details about the events. You can also book tickets through the website. If you are staying at the resort (which offers special packages and rates for the festival), you will enjoy free entries to all the events except for the Tjungu Curates (costs $10 per adult) and the Tastes of Tjungu Desert Dining Experience (which costs $250 and $125 per adult and child, respectively).

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