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Take it Breezy

Get set for an epic weekend of art, dance, music, workshops, food and fun, and more, as the much-loved Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival returns to Nightcliff foreshore.

In 2020, Seabreeze demonstrated its ingenuity with a rapid pivot to digital programming, earning a Best Community Event in the NT gong at the Australian Event Awards for its efforts. This year, with lockdowns lifted, Seabreeze returns to what it does best – delivering diverse community activities and entertainment along the iconic two-kilometre stretch of Nightcliff foreshore.

With hundreds of Territory artists appearing across more than 20 presentation areas, including 10 music stages, it’s set to be one of the most ambitious Seabreeze Festivals yet.

But, don’t worry – the festival’s grand scale doesn’t mean it’s lost touch with its grassroots – maintaining its community focus with the addition of a new Happy Yess Stage dedicated to young emerging musicians.

Committee Chairperson Andrew Arthur says it’s something the Seabreeze team are especially proud of.

“It’s exciting, because that’s one thing we’ve sort of been missing – that demographic – teenagers through to the [early] twenties.”

In an effort to consolidate the festival’s appeal to multiple generations comes the appointment of the first ever ambassador – up-and-coming singer-songwriter, Prayer Corby. Corby is a shining example of the role the festival plays in fostering new Territory talent.

“She’s been coming since before she was born,” says Arthur.

“Growing up in a musical family, seeing her mum and dad perform, and now she’s getting up there and being the headline act within five to ten years of first singing. We really help our artists to grow.”

With fun for all ages, festival-goers are treated to artists from across the NT, including legendary Aboriginal acts like Wirrinyga Band from Milingimbi, and Poison Whiskey from Groote Eylandt.

With such a broad display of homegrown talent, there really is something for everyone. Head down to the foreshore and celebrate the Dry in breezy Territory style.

Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival

Photo: Header & Thumbnail – Paz Tassone

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