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New Dates Confirmed for People’s Choice BASSINTHEGRASS and Parrtjima

The People’s Choice BASSINTHEGRASS festival has been rescheduled to Saturday 31 October 2020 at Darwin’s Mindil Beach.

Parrtjima – A Festival in Light has been rescheduled to 11-20 September 2020 in Alice Springs.

The change in dates follows the Federal Government’s 13 March 2020 advice to cancel events of 500 people or more, in the immediate future, as a precautionary measure in relation to COVID-19.

Parrtjima was originally due to take place from 3-12 April 2020. BASSINTHEGRASS was scheduled for 23 May 2020.

NT Major Events is expecting to lock in much of the original line-up, plus a few exciting new additions. More details to come.

All tickets purchased for the 23 May date, including VIP and general admission, are valid for Saturday 31 October.

Ticket holders who cannot make the new date will be able to apply for a refund from Moshtix. Moshtix will be in touch with all account holders directly.

Parrtjima is a free event and more details of what the September program looks like will be provided in due course.

Anyone who purchased a ticket for Merne: A Dinner in the Desert will be entitled to a refund. NTix will be in touch with all account holders directly.

For more information or to purchase tickets to 2020 People’s Choice BASSINTHEGRASS, visit

For more information about Parrtjima visit

Media contact: Lisa Sennett 0436 929 858