Palm Island Centenary 2018, Deadly Didge ‘n’ Dance FestivalPalm Island Aboriginal Shire Council

Palm Island Centenary 2018, Deadly Didge ‘n’ Dance Festival

The Deadly Didge n Dance Festival will be a 3-day, 2 night music and cultural festival held on Palm Island foreshore. The festival will feature a star studded line up of performers and artists as well as local dancers, workshops, storytelling, poetry, markets and TWO Guinness World Record attempts.

2018 marks the centenary of the first placement of people on Palm Island, and the Palm Island Communities invites visitors to “Share Our Journey” through a series of events that acknowledge the past, accept the present and plan for the future.

The Island’s Present will be celebrated with the Deadly Didge ‘n’ Dance Festival, held across 3 days and 2 nights on the picturesque Coolgaree Bay foreshore. The festival will focus on accepting where the Palm Island community is now…of letting go of the past and breaking new records. The event will feature performances by world renowned musicians and artists including Isaiah Firebrace, as well as local song and dance performers, while visitors will have the opportunity to participate in art and culture workshops, storytelling and more. The festival will also feature attempts to break two Guinness World Records for the Largest Aboriginal Dance and the Largest Didgeridoo Ensemble.

Find out more about the Palm Island Centenary 2018.

Event dates

Event Details

1 Main Street, Palm Island, Queensland

Friday 20 April - 5pm to 10pm
Saturday 21 April - 10am to 10pm
Sunday 22 April - 10am to 3pm

Entry fees:
Adults $165, Children $65.00, Concession $115, Family $440.00
Prebooking required
Attendance limit:
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
Visitors will need to arrange transport to Palm Island, via either boat or plane. There will be ticketing options that include transport, so please visit the website for further information.

This event is being held in a location on the National Heritage List. The Hon. Josh Frydenberg, Minister for the Department of the Environment and Energy encourages all Australians to connect with and celebrate these outstanding National Heritage Listed places.
See the full list.