Cultural Festival

2024 NPA Cultural Festival - Date 11 - 13 July 2024

Cultural Festival

Volunteer Forms:
https://forms.gle/bsszG2y6Gyb8SGh37 

Performance Registration Forms:
https://forms.gle/AZXAccmiwCiFwCTx7 

Stall Holder Registration Forms: 
https://forms.gle/8gySf2w5UiVQeP8u5 

Please also note that travelling attendees will need to source accommodation early as spots are filling fast with the incoming tourists. 

Hard copy forms can be available from the New Mapoon Office. 

Peddels Ferry are providing discounted ferry trips between Thursday Island and Seisia (NPA) specifcally for the festival.

For all enquiries please contact Dev Lengjel on 0493 091 542 or email festival@nparc.qld.gov.au.

For General Event Information - Call - 07 4048 6608 / email: hassim.adidi@nparc.qld.gov.au  

 

2024 NPA Cultural Festival - Information

General Information

Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council (NPARC) Are proud to host the 2024 NPA Cultural Festival – Keep the Flame of Culture Burning. The Festival committee and coordinators have commenced planning for the 3 day festival which will be held between July 11 – 13 July 2024. The Festival will travel between each of the 5 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities of Injinoo, Umagico, Seisia, New Mapoon and finishing in Bamaga. A carved fire torch will be lit to signify peace, unity and the flame of culture, the torch will make its way throughout the communities with small community events taking place before the big events in Bamaga over the two day period.

This Festival is a free event for all community members, families and tourists. Let us show you our cultural dance groups, emerging artists, talents, cultural food and local arts/craft stalls. On display throughout the festival is traditional carving workshops, art exhibitions, history walks and tours to learn about historical places within NPA.

Latest Festival News

NPARC is proud to announce that Royston Noell will be performing at the 2024 NPA Cultural Festival. Royston is the 2023 Winner of Australian Idol -  a national music performing artist from Mapoon, in Cape York.

Expression of Interest

Community & Cultural performance groups

Festival Organisers are currently seeking EOI for cultural groups, artists and musicians who can help make our festival successful, fun and exciting. We want our cultural performance program to:

  • Create a festival atmosphere that celebrates our cultures
  • Unite, proud, patriotic, collective voice in celebration
  • Provide something that’s innovative, or original
  • Contemporary or culturally relevant
  • Promote and encourage participation

We are taking expression of interests from groups in the following ways:

  • Roving performers who are able to participate in a float parade
  • Children's entertainment
  • Cultural performance and dance groups
  • Individual artists emerging and professional (Open to all ages)
  • Comedians, singers , poets or entertainers

To submit an expression of interest, please email festival@nparc.qld.gov.au