Bak'bididi Festival dates announced

Dates for the 2013 Bak'bididi Festival have been announced.

The Festival, which celebrates the unique mix of traditional and contemporary performing arts, culture, heritage and sporting talents of Yolngu people and the Ramingining Community in East Arnhem Land will be held on the 27th through to the 29th September 2013.

The Bak'bididi Festival, infamously known for the discovery of the Chooky Dancers and their yolngu style Zorba the Greek, which to date has attracted over 2 million hits on You Tube, will again host a range of visual, traditional and contemporary activities with local and nation renowned indigenous artists. 

Ramingining is a small, remote mainland community in Arnhem Land and located some 550 kilometres east of Darwin. Please note - Ramingining is a traditional Aboriginal community with restricted access (a fee may apply).

Permission to visit is required by law and can be made through the Northern Land Council directly. Total alcohol restrictions apply.

In early stages of planning, the Bak'bididi Festival organising committee is currently seeking expressions of interest for festival partners, sponsors & performers. For more information or to express interest in performing or sponsoring the festival please contact Festival Coordinator ramingining@eastarnhem.nt.gov.au, phone 08 8979 7906, or check out the official

Bak'bididi Festival Facebook Page.