Festival Info

With its brand new seaside location, People’s Choice BASSINTHEGRASS 2019 Music Festival is set to be not only the biggest, but the best the Territory’s ever had!

Established in 2003 BASSINTHEGRASS  is the Northern Territory’s longest running music festival and is held annually at the start of the Top End’s beautiful Dry Season. BASSINTHEGRASS is a licensed, all-ages event and is proudly supported by the Northern Territory Government.


Mindil Beach is an iconic beach-side location just 20 minutes walk from the CBD.


On Saturday, May 18, Darwin’s iconic Mindil Beach will be transformed to host multiple stages where thousands of music-revelers will enjoy a jam-packed program of non-stop entertainment from 11am to 11pm. Check back closer to the event for times and lineup order or sign up below to be the first in the know.


With a brand new seaside location and a fantastic line up of Australian music artists, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the 2019 People’s Choice BASSINTHEGRASS Music Festival.

BASSINTHEGRASS has always been a much-anticipated event on the Dry Season social calendar for locals and tourists alike, and I am confident that the 2019 festival will be no different with 12 hours of non-stop entertainment for people of all ages.

The day is a perfect chance to celebrate Australian live music in one of the Top End’s most scenic spots, and the Northern Territory Government is delighted to support this popular all-ages event.

Lauren Moss

Minister for Tourism & Culture