Desert Song Festival - Before the Heavens

An iconic Central Australian experience, this Desert Song Festival evening- 'Before the Heavens'- is a night under the stars with mystical musical performance and poetic musing, presented by Tim Coghill and Amy Dwight.

Explore creation! Lie in the sand, nestle in your swag, pull the rug up to your chin, and keep your eyes upon the Milky Way. Surrender and allow yourself to be transported by the surrounding sounds of time and space.

The 2018 Desert Song Festival is a showcase of cultural diversity and artistic brilliance in Central Australia; "What a Wonderful World!– Celebrating Global Heritage".

The festival unites singers, musicians and audiences, from Alice Springs and visitors to the region, over 10 glorious days (7- 16 September). Artists from this vibrant, multi-cultural community, in the heart of Australia, have come together to present a diverse program of events, that reveal incredible musical talent.

Using staged, iconic heritage venues across town and the majestic, ancient landscapes of Central Australia as a backdrop, the festival gives visitors and locals an unforgettable experience.

'Before the Heavens' will have a limited capacity so, bookings are essential and can be made online here:

Or, purchase tickets in person at the Alice Springs Visitor Information Centre, on the corner of Todd Street Mall & Parsons Street.

Check out the full 2018 Desert Song Festival program of events here:

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 20:00
Event Contact Details 
Email: Phone: 1800 645 199 or 08 8952 5800
Adult- $20 / Concession, Students and Children- $10 / Family- $40
Event Location 
Honeymoon Gap- Bullen Road White Gums NT