The Desert Festival ⏤ a fleeting utopia, a glimpse into possible futures for Central Inland Australia. Aug 18 – Sept 7


What are the dates for the Festival?
See the About Page

I am an independent act and just want to apply to be booked for the Desert Festival?  You will still need to go through our online EOI process but when choosing your venue, select the HUB space that best suits your technical needs.

Where does the Festival happen?
The festival is around Alice Springs, Central Australia

Where can I get a Festival program?
Pick up a printed program after the launch, or check Desfest 2017 on this site.

Do I need to buy tickets?
Many Alice Desert Festival events are free, or you can buy tickets here 

Who runs the Alice Desert Festival? Is it a not for profit organisation?
The Alice Desert Festival is produced by Red Hot Arts Central Australia (RHACA).

Does the Alice Desert Festival run a schools program?
Yes, we work closely with many local schools to involve young people within the arts and cultural life of the Central Desert. Education staff, please contact us if you want to discuss possibilities.

Are the venues accessible?
Mostly, but that varies, check with the venue directly and. Contact our office for further information. Please let us know if you have any feedback around this.

Is there food and drink available at events?
You can see information in each venue listing about this.

Please visit the contact page to ask any questions that we haven’t answered here…