Following a sell-out success in its second year, the Tjungu Festival will return to Ayers Rock Resort from Friday 22 to Monday 25 April 2016. Tjungu, (pronounced tjoo-ngoo), means meeting together in local Anangu language and will celebrate the best of Australian Indigenous culture.
2016 sees some of our most popular artists and ambassadors back by popular demand. These personalities will be joined by a host of emerging and established Indigenous performers, sporting heroes, and artists, with this year’s focus on even more local performers from the Anangu people, and the surrounding lands.
- Local Anangu welcome to country with Inma dance
- Lively interactive markets where Indigenous artists showcase their work and traditional bush foods can be sampled
- Short film festival
- Fashion parade led by well-known top model Samantha Harris
- Selection of traditional and contemporary indigenous musicians and bands
- Exclusive outdoor desert dining experience “Tastes of Tjungu” with a contemporary bush food inspired menu and Master Class hosted by celebrity chef Mark Olive (The Black Olive)
- The third annual Tjungu Cup, a softball match followed by an AFL match featuring local Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytajatjara football teams coaching by former AFL player Dom Barry (Anangu ex-Demons player), including on field entertainment.
Festival goers are encouraged to stay at least three nights to participate in all of the cultural events on offer, allowing time to absorb and experience all there is to do and see in the Uluru Kata Tjuta region.
Download: 2015 Tjungu Festival Program Guide (PDF)