Mbantua Festival - Awakening the Desert is a historic new initiative for Alice Springs and Australia - bringing together hundreds of performers from across Australia. A celebration of story, music, arts, food and culture including headline acts such as Bernard Fanning, Dan Sultan and Frank Yamma.
- Episode One: Dan Sultan and Warren H. Williams, Saturday 20 June
- Episode Two: Catherine Satour and Frank Yamma, Saturday 27June
- Episode Three: Bernard Fanning, Saturday 04 July
- Episode Four: Tjintu Desert Band, Saturday 11 July
- Episode Five: Tjupi Band, Saturday 18 July
- Episode Six: Jess Mauboy, Saturday 25 July