Music

Artback NT presents music program events through its music touring and performing arts programs.

Music Program

The music program supports grassroots, emerging and established artists to tour the Northern Territory and beyond. This enables regional and remote communities to access and share the wealth of NT musical talent, as well as supporting learning and employment pathways for talented Indigenous musicians.

Performing Arts Program

The performing arts program delivers high quality touring musical performances and workshops by professional companies from both within and outside of the Northern Territory. Delivery is across regional and remote NT communities, including taking world class performances to tiny communities that are otherwise unable to access such performances.

A R T B A C K   N T   M U S I C   T O U R I N G

The Music Touring Program - Sandtracks tourThe Artback NT Music Touring Program offers support and advocacy for musicians wishing to tour. It aims to support regional and remote communities to present live music outcomes, initiating activity for all Territory musicians. Find out more...

Sandtracks tour participants, 2012. Photographer: Vanessa Hutchins

R O A D   S A F E T Y   A L L   S T A R S

Road Safety All StarsMeet the Road Safety All Stars: Reggae Dave, Ali Mills, Jeffrey Tjangala Zimran, Stewart Gaykamangu and Conrad Rory. This road safety super band are spreading the message on road safety to a community near you.
Read more & listen to tracks by the band...

Stewart Gaykamangu of the Road Safety All Stars. Photographer: Donna Halcione

J A C I N T A   P R I C E

Jacinta PriceJacinta Price will be hitting the road with her blend of folk, blues and country music in 2014, wowing audiences from Alice Springs to Broome. Read more...

Jacinta Price, hitting the road in 2014. Photographer: Oliver Eclipse

G R A C E   B A R B É   –  T H E   A F R O   S O U N D   O F   T H E   S E Y C H E L L E S

Grace Barbé Seychelles islander Grace Barbé is the real deal, a genuinely exotic world music star for the 21st century, with the talent, looks and voice to match. Grace's soulful music reflects and celebrates the diverse cultural influences of her Indian Ocean heritage. Read more...

Image courtesy of the artist

F R E D   S M I T H   –   D U S T   O F   U R U Z G A N

Fred Smith Acclaimed singer/songwriter and Australian diplomat Fred Smith tells tales through songs based on his work over two years in the province of Uruzgan, Afghanistan, where Australian troops have been based during a protracted period of conflict and civil unrest. Read more....

Photographer: Geoffrey Dunn. Image courtesy of the artist.

K A T I E   H A R D E R   A N D   T H E   A R T F U L   D O D G E R S

Katie Harder and the Artful DodgersIt’s rare to find a singer songwriter that has great songs, great stage presence and a great work ethic, but Katie Harder has all three in spades. Lyrics with a depth that surpass anything you’ll hear on commercial radio and melodies you’ll be singing all day. Read more...

Katie Harder and the Artful Dodgers. Photographer: Ollie Eclipse