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Your Ultimate Music Playlist to Pump During Your Festival Road Trip to The Northern Territory

We’ve put together the ultimate list of tunes to pump you up on your next NT road trip.

Why head overseas when you can step away from the beaten path and discover the hidden gem that is the Northern Territory of Australia?

The NT’s festival and events scene is like nothing you’ve ever seen before, with the region offering the ultimate adventure, as well as cultural and musical experiences that are truly unique and embody the spirit of the community.

BASSINTHEGRASS is one of the area’s most exciting and popular festivals. Credit: Tourism NT

Picture yourself swaying to the beat of a Yolŋu band while dancing barefoot at a festival one evening, then immersing in the refreshing waters of a tropical swimming hole the next.

You could be bopping to the tunes of King Stingray on a road trip to East Arnhem Land one day, before watching a stunning Darwin sunset to the melodic voice of Jessica Mauboy on another.

King Stingray Album

King Stingray hail from Northeast Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory with a sound self-described as “Yolŋu surf rock”. Credit: Luke Henery

With a thriving arts, music, and festival scene, the NT is a hub for cultural diversity and electrifying sounds in one of the country’s most spectacular and rugged landscapes.

Whether you’re a keen adventurer or just prefer to take it easy on your vacation, the NT is a must-visit destination that encourages you to embrace the area’s natural beauty like nowhere else in the world.

Credit: Tourism NT

We’ve put together the ultimate list of tunes to pump you up on your next NT road trip or listen to while you’re chilling out after the rich array of festivities.

To see what other exciting festivals and events the NT has to offer, check out their event calendar here.

Check out the playlists below:

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