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TURBOCHARGING TOURISM: 2019 People’s Choice BASSINTHEGRASS tickets now on sale

The Territory Labor Government is turbocharging one of the Territory’s favourite music events, with tickets now on sale for the biggest and best BASSINTHEGRASS Music Festival yet.

For the very first time, the 17th annual music festival will move from the George Brown Darwin Botanical Gardens to Mindil Beach on May 18 2019.

With the brand new seaside location boasting multiple stages, thousands of music lovers will enjoy 12 jam-packed hours of non-stop entertainment from 11 am right through to 11 pm.

A phenomenal line-up boasting more than double the number of last year’s artists is set to be announced in February and will feature some of the nation’s biggest names in music.

New attractions in 2019 include:  

Don’t miss the biggest music festival on the Dry Season calendar. To find out more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Quotes from the Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss:

“As part of the Territory Labor Government’s record $103 million Turbocharging Tourism stimulus, we are investing in our events and festivals because we know they bring visitors to the Territory, money into the economy and create jobs.

“With a brand new location and a huge line up to be announced in early 2019, BASSINTHEGRASS 2019 will be the biggest event in its 17-year history and the largest music festival ever held in the NT.

“The expansion of BASSINTHEGRASS is fantastic for the local Darwin community who will not only see the tourism benefits from an expanded festival but also now have even more music and entertainment to experience themselves.”

Media Contact: Trish Grimshaw 0401 119 242