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Australian flag Jabiru Wind Festival 2001
Saturday 1st. to Saturday 8th. September
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Jabiru Lions Jabiru Wind Festival 2001 Centenary of Federation NT

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Kakadu National Park will again play host to the predominant cultural festival of the Top End - The Jabiru Wind Festival.

Running from September 1 to 8, the Wind Festival is a celebration of the music and arts of the Kakadu and Arnhemland regions, culminating in a live concert staring Mental As Anything on Saturday September 8.

Held in the picturesque town of Jabiru, the Wind Festival features an interesting line up of events and entertainment, including traditional basket weaving workshops with weavers from Arnhemland, woodwork, screen printing, live music, theatre and dance, art displays, carnival events, food stalls and more.

Make the most of the Dry Season weather and come for the week to take part in the daily music and arts activities, or come for the weekend and see Mental As Anything live in concert. Other live entertainment includes performances by the Mandinka Music & Big Band, Shellie Morris Live Dream Tour, Crocodile Tears and Jabiru diva Barbara Williams and hot from Paris Circus set The Sprockets.

This is a great opportunity to experience the community atmosphere of a remote Northern Territory Town. Fees do not apply for the town of Jabiru. Please inform the Park Entry Station that you will only be attending the Jabiru Wind Festival or Park Fees will apply.

The Programme and lead-up events...

  • The Jabiru Camera Groups historical photographic record of Jabiru and Kakadu in 2001.
  • Mandinka Music Pulsating West African rhythms! Mbackeh Darboe from The Gambia, joins experienced local musicians from Jabiru's Crocodile Tears, to form an exciting new ephemeral band for the Wind Festival 2001.
  • "Sunset Soiree" (Saturday 14th July).
  • Wind Festival Quiz Night (Saturday 11th August).
  • Family "Cabaret" Federation Night for Friday 31st. August on the eve of the Wind Festival
  • Weaving Workshop for Women on Friday 31st. August on the eve of the Wind Festival
  • The Bush Toys Exhibition incorporated with Kakadu in Focus exhibition at the Jabiru Sports and Social Club (1st - 8th September).
  • Local craft expo (1st - 8th September).
  • Fireworks display celebrating the Centenary of Federation and the Year of the Volunteer.
  • Musical Melting Pot: an Evening of Australian History in Song (6th September)
  • Mental As Anything on Saturday 8th September at the Jabiru Sports and Social Club.

  • The Jabiru Wind Festival is a Lions Club Fundraising project. All Wind Festival proceeds go to support the local arts, Lions Club community and charity projects.

    Artback Northern Territory Arts Touring, assisted by Commonwealth Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body; is a Jabiru Wind Festival sponsor.

    Jabiru Wind Festival is proudly supported by Seven Central.

    Click here to go to the Wind Festival 2001 Stall Holder's application form...

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