Darwin’s biggest and longest running music festival is back in 2021 with a star-studded lineup.


After a year off (thanks to COVID-19), BASSINTHEGRASS is set to be bigger and better than ever in 2021. Ask any Darwin local and they’ll tell you it’s a rite of passage to dance the day and night away at the iconic Top End event. Kicking off at its new Mindil Beach location on 15 May, BASSINTHEGRASS will see festival goers soak up the sounds and vibes against a stellar backdrop.

We’re giving away a double pass to this year’s festival – scroll to the end to enter!


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The line up

Since 2003, some of the country’s biggest acts have been performing to sold out crowds at the iconic Darwin festival. This year will be no different with some huge names on the ballot.

Taking the Aussie music scene by storm, Thelma Plum is a widely celebrated artist and proud Gamilaraay woman. She’s been nominated for a whole suite of awards in recent years, including Album of the Year at the 2019 National Indigenous Musics Awards (NIMAs) for her powerful debut album, Better in Blak.

Thelma’s music explores ideas around culture, ancestry, love and heartbreak, and captures what it means to be a young Aboriginal woman in Australia. 



Long time Australian music sweetheart Missy Higgins is also set to grace the shores of Mindil Beach, sharing both classics and new releases, including her most recent song When the Machine Starts written about her experience during lockdown. With five chart toppers and nine ARIA Awards under her belt, Missy is one of our country’s most powerful and moving live performers.

Due to deliver one of the most explosive and boogie-worthy sets of the day, Peking Duk promises buckets of the onstage antics the duo has become famous for. Since blowing up with High, the ARIA-winning, four-time platinum single in 2014, Peking Duk have released some of the most irresistible dance along tracks in Aussie music. Prepare to be drenched in sweat and Champagne by the end of the night.

Australian indie rock royalty, The Jungle Giants, have dominated the airwaves for nearly a decade. This four-piece brings quirky melodies, high-energy live performances and plenty of good vibes. Don’t miss them at BASSINTHEGRASS this year. 


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The above will be joined by plenty of other Aussie music legends, including the DMAs, Jack River, Lime Cordiale, Ocean Alley, SAFIA, The Rubens, Violent Soho, Boo Seeka and ChillinIT.


What you need to know

BASSINTHEGRASS 2021 will take place at the gorgeous seaside location of Mindil Beach, just a 20 minute walk from Darwin CBD.

The festival is going down on May 15th 2021 with 10 hours of non-stop music across multiple stages.

It’s an all ages event and is fully licensed. No outside alcohol is permitted, and police and security will be surveying the area to ensure all patrons are staying safe and sensible.


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This event will be delivered in line with an approved COVID-19 event safety plan. To grab your ticket or find out more visit bassinthegrass.com.au


Want to score tickets to this year’s festival? Enter here.

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