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
Cultural performance and dance groups
Individual artists emerging and professional (Open to all ages)