Ayers Rock Resort will host the inaugural Tjungu Festival Tjungu, means meeting or coming together in local Anangu language, and this uplifting festival will be an immersion in Australian Indigenous culture.
Highlights include a local Anangu Welcome to Country, a fantastic line-up of traditional and contemporary Indigenous musicians and bands including Shellie Morris, Casey Donovan, and Marcus Corowa, and a short film festival celebrates Indigenous culture on screen. Indigenous model Samantha Harris will mentor and guide local youngsters and lead a special fashion parade. Celebrity chef Mark Olive hosts a gourmet bush tucker master class followed by an exclusive dining experience under the stars at Tastes of Tjungu. An Aussie Rules Football match, the Tjungu Cup, featuring prominent AFL players including Michael O'Loughlin, will delight young and old. On the final evening Australian idol winner Casey Donovan and Warren H Williams take to the stage for an inspirational performance.