The Yothu Yindi Foundation (YYF) is pleased to announce that tickets for GARMA 2019 are ON SALE NOW. The 21st annual Garma will take place from Friday 2 to Monday 5 August 2019, near the township of Gove in northeast Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.
The theme of the 2019 Garma Festival is yet to be announced, YYF CEO Denise Bowden said “Our Board are exploring a number of subject matters that will require deeper thinking which will take us into the 2019 year. We expect a February Garma theme public announcement.”
"Over the past 20 years, Garma has grown and evolved to become one of the highlights of the Australian event calendar" .
TICKETING NEWS - New Payment Options Available for 2019
This year Garma has added Direct deposit and Time to Pay as additional options to pay for your Garma Tickets. Direct deposit allows you to use secure electronic payment from your bank account to our bank and also reduces credit card fees. Time To Pay allows you to use a credit card to pay off your Garma Tickets with 4 equal payment over 3 months, making it easier on your cash flow. You can, of course, still use a Credit Card to purchase your tickets up front.
We also have additional flights available for guests wanting to book their Garma Tickets and travel early.
We remind you that there is limited capacity at the Gulkula site and tickets for previous years have sold out months in advance so it's best to book early to ensure you are there to share the Garma experience. Qantas have re-committed YYF a Darwin to Gove return flight called the Garma Charter, while Airnorth has also scheduled additional services to cope with the influx of guests.
"We encourage anyone thinking about attending this year's event to purchase a ticket now and lock in your travel arrangements early," Mrs Bowden said.
Tickets are available through the garma.com.au website.
Educating, Sharing and Learning
Garma is about reconciliation, education and understanding.
By the sharing of culture and traditional practice, Garma promotes and highlights Yolngu culture, and creates economic opportunities that benefit Northeast Arnhem Land.
For more information on this year's event, and to reserve you spot, please visit garma.com.au.