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Mahbilil Festival

It's Gurrung season in Kakadu. The days are warm, but the nights are cool and the magpie geese are on the move, which means the annual Mahbilil Festival is just around the corner.

Fresh off the back of winning rock song of the year at the NT Song of the Year Awards, Black Rock Band will be one of the acts on the line-up for the art and culture festival in Jabiru.

Running from early afternoon to midnight, Mahbilil is a family friendly event crammed with activities, work-shops for kids, displays, Indigenous art exhibitions and demonstrations of weaving, painting and other crafts. 

On the day, there will be art from across Arnhem Land, plus performances from local traditional dance groups. 

Bush food activities are always a highlight with large earth ovens, Kunkerre, to cook buffalo and  barramundi on the coals.

Magpie goose is a specialty of the region and is the hero of the cooking events at the highly competitive magpie goose cook-off. 

At sunset, the festival transforms with an evening program of projections, performance, music and dance till late.

Sat 1 Sep | 1-11pm | Jabiru |

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