July 18, 2017

The Darwin Festival kicks off August 10!

Aussie legends set to rock opening night

Still getting over the wet season?

Lift your spirits at DFEST 2017. We’re sure there won’t be any heavy hearts in the crowd when Aussie rock legends You Am I take the stage!

With thousands of visitors expected to join us for the 18-day event, the Darwin Festival opening night concert is a must-see as these icons know how to put on a show. While the band has toured the world for 25 years led by guitarist Tim Rogers, fans will get just one chance to hear them play at Mindil beach while taking in a stunning sunset …

Be here as the CBD truly comes alive! Darwin’s Civic Park is transformed into a fairy-lit hub, packed with international food trucks, pop-up bars and free live gigs.

With so much on, the 2017 Darwin Festival has something for everyone:

  • Music
  • Visual art
  • Dance
  • Theatre & comedy
  • Family activities

Find some hidden gems at the sunset markets, be captivated by sizzling cabaret acts at the Spiegeltent, or get the kids excited with some interactive robotics!

Or get your laugh on with internationally renowned comedians, before dancing into the early hours at Club Awi. You can always sleep in the next day!

Speaking of sleep, if you haven’t booked your Darwin accommodation yet, it’s time to start planning if you want to stay close to the action!

After all-day fun at the festival, the whole family can relax

Soak up the atmosphere, unwind and create memories but don’t over do it! While the festival is good fun, we don’t want you to return home feeling like you need time off to recover.

We want your boss to say “yes” the next time you wish to visit Darwin!

So, when you’re ready to put your feet up, head back to the Mercure Darwin Airport Resort and spend some down-time by our secluded, lagoon-style pool.

We’re only a short drive from the heart of the festival, yet we offer an environment that makes you feel like you’ve just arrived at a destination resort in Bali.

If you prefer, the Novotel Darwin Airport Hotel , our sister property, is located across the way. Enjoy a high-rise style building offering views and a lap pool.

Either way, we’re ready to show you nothing but good-old fashioned Top-End hospitality. We’re here to welcome you and do anything we can to make your stay a memorable experience.

“I was in town for business last year and decided to check out the festival. I loved staying so close as it just made everything so easy!” - Darryl K., Brisbane, QLD

Where will you stay for #DFEST17

So, are you headed our way for the Darwin Festival ? ‘Cause we’ve got a cold one ready with your name on it!

Whether you’re a business traveller or you’re on holiday with your family, the team at Darwin Airport Hotels will make sure you have a great time.

So, what are you waiting for? Pick a room for the festival now while there’s still accommodation available...

Then get ready to relax and enjoy!

This post was made possible by Accor Hotel Group. We look forward to welcoming you to Darwin when you stay at the Mercure Airport Hotel Resort or the Novotel Airport Hotel!