12 Feb 2019
Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture
Territorians are being urged to reserve their seat for Overture to Peace, a commemorative concert on the eve of Anzac Day as part of the inaugural Territory Tribute military festival.
Territory Tribute is a series of events that will position the NT as the ultimate military pilgrimage destination in Australia, bringing visitors to the Territory during the shoulder tourist season.
Part of Turbocharging Tourism, the Territory Government is investing more than $1.9 million in Territory Tribute, which runs from the Bombing of Darwin commemoration on 19 February through to Anzac Day and includes an International Military Writer’s Festival, Last Post ceremonies and more.
Overture to Peace will take the audience on a moving journey, honouring Australian military history and highlighting the Territory’s unique military story.
It will be directed by John Foreman OAM and feature Human Nature, Dami Im, Marina Prior and the Darwin Symphony Orchestra. Other local performers and representatives from the Defence Force and Larrakia Nation will be announced soon.
Tickets are free, but must be reserved ahead of the concert as only 5000 seats are available. The event will take place on Anzac Day eve at TIO Stadium from 7.30pm to 9pm.
To find out more information, visit www.territorytribute.com.au/events/overture-to-peace/ or to reserve your seat, go to www.ntix.com.au/.
Quotes from Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture, Lauren Moss:
“Investing in Territory events and festivals allows us to grow visitor numbers, boost the economy and create jobs.
“Through Territory Tribute, we are looking to give Darwin and the Top End it’s due recognition as one of Australia’s most influential and historic military locations. Nowhere else in Australia can we tell our defence story so authentically and meaningfully.
“We want military history visitors to see Darwin and the Northern Territory as the ultimate pilgrimage destination in Australia.
“Territory Tribute provides a fantastic opportunity for us to promote our story and give people another reason to visit. I encourage everyone to get in early and book tickets for Overture to Peace.”
Quote from Overture to Peace creative director, musical composer and television personality, John Foreman OAM:
“The Overture to Peace will be a real highlight of Territory Tribute, a concert that captures our nation’s Anzac spirit, presented by some of Australia’s most acclaimed artists and the Territory’s very own Darwin Symphony Orchestra with even more talent yet to be announced.”
Quote from Human Nature band members:
“We’re delighted to be performing at Overture to Peace in Darwin and taking part in commemorating our incredible service personnel on Anzac Day eve, we look forward to having you join us.”
Quote from singer-songwriter, Dami Im:
“Performing for you with some of Australia’s greatest talent to honour our shared history will be a highlight for me personally I have no doubt, I’m thrilled to be part of this concert.”
Quote from soprano and actress, Marina Prior:
“I’m incredibly humbled to be part of such a uniquely moving event, and working with John Foreman and the Darwin Symphony Orchestra to pay tribute to our armed services.”
Media Contact: Trish Grimshaw 0401 119 242