Fremantle Biennale’s First Light Drone Show

Join us for First Lights: Nyinggulu on Town Beach in Exmouth – a spectacle of light and sound that illuminates the night sky to share ancient stories of place. Guided by Baiyungu custodian Hazel Walgar of the Nyinggulu coast and Yingarrda-Wadjarri artist Sonya Edney, the spectacular Dreaming story of the great eclipse will resound across the night sky. This is the story born from silence, of Jirndarl and Willarda, the sun, the moon and their first encounter. Produced by the Fremantle Biennale, this is an epic-scale aerial choreography consisting of a fleet of 160 light drones. Before the Drone Show, come down earlier to Town Beach to enjoy an Indigenous cultural event, with a selection of music and dance. From the Baiyungu Aboriginal Corporation’s Jamba Nyinayi Festival, this event will feature innovative performances from community dance projects with the Coral Spawn Dancers, The Jundaru Bulgarbi Crew and the Pundarra Guntharri Dancers showcasing both contemporary and traditional dance. Original music performances with Olive Knight and John Bennet compositions that centre around the traditional Baiyungu story of the eclipse – the meeting of Willara and Jirndarl – and the Jamba Nyinayi Band performing, featuring Raymond Edney, Wesley Mongoo and Jenaya Lawrence. Proudly presented by the State Government of Western Australia in conjunction with Lotterywest and the Shire of Exmouth, tickets are not required for this event. Catch one of the courtesy bus shuttles down to Town Beach to secure your viewing spot from 5pm – 8:15pm on Thursday the 20th of April.

You can find out more about the Fremantle Biennale’s First Light Drone Show here

Image credit: First Lights — Moombaki (2021). Courtesy of Fremantle Biennale. Photo: Duncan Wright

*Please note the Dark Sky Festival program is subject to change

Onslow Eclipse Concert

Don’t miss the biggest party of the week with live music, food and good times. The lineup will feature a number of regional bands, DJ and well-known headline act to be announced!
This event is free and is held on Saturday the 22nd of April from 5pm at Thalanyji Oval, Onslow

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A Symphony of Music

Get ready to experience an epic musical journey like never before at the A Symphony of Music for Solar Eclipse on the 20 April. Featuring an incredible line-up of talented musicians, this event promises to be a day to remember.
The Perth Symphony Orchestra will take you on a journey through the celestial skies with their breathtaking renditions of classical masterpieces. The Narli Ensemble featuring Stephen Pigram and Mark Atrkins will bring a touch of indigenous flavour to the evening, taking you on a spiritual journey through their soulful melodies.
Caravana Sun and Murphy Brothers will keep the energy high with their electrifying performances, fusing rock and reggae with world music. The Main street of Carnarvon will be transformed into a musical paradise as these talented musicians come together to create an unforgettable experience.
Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the beauty of the solar eclipse and be swept away by the sounds of some of the most talented musicians in Australia.

*Please note the Dark Sky Festival program is subject to change 


Where SOUL meets the SOLAR ECLIPSE!
Join us for a FREE three-day festival of music, food and astronomy so good it’ll take you to another Celestial Sphere. Held on Talanjee Oval, Exmouth from Wednesday 19th to Friday 21st April, Solfest has something inspiring and fun for every member of the family.
Enjoy incredible live performances that change nightly! No two evenings are the same. From local favourites to the best regional and WA talent, a very special surprise guest on Wednesday night and a secret internationally-known DJ on Thursday – all the family will have their world’s rocked!
We’ve gathered the most out-of-this-world-delicious food trucks to show you you can’t spell gastronomy without astronomy, plus there’ll be more entertainment happening over the course of each evening. The kids will love all the activities we’ve packed in for them in the Astro Tent from 5 pm to 7 pm nightly, including fun astronomy and art projects, games, the bubble atmosphere, and more!
Admission is free to this alcohol-free event. SolFest is open:
Wednesday the 19th,  4:30pm – 10pm
Thursday the 20th,  4:30pm – 10:30pm
Friday the 21st,  4:30pm – 10pm
at Talanjee Oval

*Please note the Dark Sky Festival program is subject to change 

Last Reviewed: 2023-03-21