Northern Territory Government Newsroom

Much-anticipated BASSINTHEGRASS set times revealed

Set times are now confirmed for one of the country’s biggest music festivals to take place since restrictions on social gatherings were introduced in 2020.

Music revellers from across Australia will soon descend upon the Top End for BASSINTHEGRASS 2021 which will return to Darwin’s iconic Mindil Beach in less than a week.

This year’s event features 21 artists who will perform across two stages dubbed the ‘Tropical Stage’ and the ‘Palm Stage’ at Mindil Beach on 15 May.

When planning their day, festivalgoers are also reminded to allow extra time for entering the event site, to account for bag checks, ticket scanning, wristband fitting and additional COVID-19 compliance measures.

For more information about this year’s BASSINTHEGRASS, go to

Quotes from Minister for Major Events Natasha Fyles:

“Fans can start planning their day at BASSINTHEGRASS, with a phenomenal program featuring more than 12 hours of live music.

“Music lovers can expect non-stop entertainment at this year’s festival, with some of the nation’s most acclaimed acts to perform across two stages at Mindil Beach.

“The Northern Territory will be welcoming 14,000 music fans to this iconic location after a BASSINTHEGRASS hiatus last year.

“The Territory Labor Government is proud to supprt BASSINTHEGRASS as an event that boosts visitation, supports local businesses and puts the Top End in the national spotlight.”

NOTE:  See performance times below:


11:30AM: Gates open

11:55AM: Big T and S Evans

12:45PM: Casii Williams

1:35PM: Scrubfowl

2:15PM: Jack River

3:30PM: G Flip

4:55PM: The Rubens

6:10PM: Safia

7:25PM: Illy

8:30PM: Hayden James

9:45PM: Ocean Alley

11PM: Peking Duk



11:30AM: Gates open

12PM: DraftDay

1.05PM: Boo Seeka

2:20PM: Chillinit

3:35PM: Thelma Plum

4:45PM: Welcome to Country

4:50PM: Marlon featuring Rulla

5:45PM: Missy Higgins

6:55PM: DMA’S

8:10PM: Jungle Giants

9:30PM: Lime Cordiale

10:50PM: Violent Soho