The Northern Territory is a magically unique place that boasts raw beauty and a richness in arts and culture unlike anywhere else in the world.
Not only are there activities for those who love an adventure like no other, and those who love to take in the breathtaking beauty of the land, but there are also plenty of exciting music and culture festivals for every visitors’ taste, including beachside music festival BASSINTHEGRASS, Darwin Festival and the red centre’s Parrtjima – A Festival in Light.
With Sydney locals Ocean Alley gearing up for their appearance at BASSINTHEGRASS, which is back for its 20th year anniversary on Saturday 20th May at Mindil Beach, the boys dished out what’s on their agenda as they check out Darwin and surrounds.
“We’re pretty pumped to be playing BASSINTHEGRASS this May in Darwin,” guitarist Mitch Galbraith told fans via video, adding, “We’ve been to Darwin before and had a wonderful time, we’re keen to get back and play some music to the folks up there!”
The one-day festival is a celebration of all things music, with this year seeing Angus & Julia Stone, Baker Boy and Amy Shark among the star-studded lineup that is bound to get punters dancing.
Speaking of the band’s favourite unique spots when heading through the NT, he recommends checking out the natural beauty of the NT.
“We’ve been to Berry Springs swimming hole near Darwin and it’s an incredible location, especially when you need to cool off during the day and have a swim,” he said before adding the rest of the Ocean Alley boys’ personal picks.
“Baden and Angus once spent some time in Sadadeen in the Northern Territory back in 2018. They did a songwriting workshop with a group of young musicians called River and Isles – they won the Triple J Unearthed High Indigenous Initiative.”
The Ocean Alley rocker continued, “They had a good time up there at the high school jamming and writing some songs.”
As for all the keen fishos out there, they’ve also got a few more tips on which local spots to hit up.
“There’s heaps of great fishing spots around Darwin that we’re pretty keen to get stuck into. Some we’ve been recommended are The Dripstone Cliffs, and the Rapid Creek footbridge.”
He then called out to fans to hit up the boys if they’ve got any favourite spots in Northern Territory they should check out amid their BASSINTHEGRASS tour.
“If you got any other ideas, hit us up. We’d love to hear about ’em, and we can’t wait to see you up in Darwin!”
With a focus on bass-heavy beats and immersive visuals, BASSINTHEGRASS is most certainly a unique and unforgettable experience for fans of everything from rock and hip hop to electronic and indie, so if you’re keen to get among the epic festival, find out more info here.
Saturday, May 20th, 2023
Mindil Beach, NT
Tickets: Final release $140