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Virgin Australia partners with Parrtjima – A Festival in Light

Virgin Australia partners with Parrtjima – A Festival in Light

The Northern Territory Government and Northern Territory Major Events Company is proud to announce Virgin Australia has become a supporting partner of Parrtjima – A Festival in Light.

The first authentic Indigenous light festival of its kind in the world and Australia’s biggest-ever light show installation, Parrtjima – A Festival in Light will light up Alice Springs and 2.5km of Central Australia’s majestic MacDonnell Ranges for 10 nights from 23 September to 2 October 2016.


The festival will be a breathtaking showcase of the very best contemporary and traditional Indigenous art, culture and stories, created in partnership with local Aboriginal artists, students and the community using light and sound.


Virgin Australia will play a key role in supporting and promoting the inaugural Parrtjima to the people of the Territory, as well as visitors from around Australia.


Northern Territory Major Events Company, General Manager, Andrew Hopper said: “We are excited to welcome one of Australia’s most recognisable and premium brands as a partner for the first ever Parrtjima – A Festival in Light.


“Virgin Australia is an international travel leader and its support is a major endorsement of the festival, which encourages visitors to Alice Springs and the Territory to experience the rich cultural heritage of Central Australia’s Indigenous communities in a completely new and exciting way.”


Virgin Australia Chief Commercial Officer Judith Crompton said: “We are thrilled to partner with Parrtjima – A Festival in Light in its first year and hope to help build a bright future for this unique event.


“We want to give visitors a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see this spectacular event and experience Australia’s rich Indigenous art and culture.


“The festival is a great option for families searching for a school holiday adventure, and it’s easy for all visitors to book a travel package through Virgin Australia Holidays.”


Virgin Australia Holidays is offering unique flight and accommodation packages, which are available at


Parrtjima – A Festival in Light will take place at the Alice Springs Desert Park. For more information and to register to attend, please visit Join the conversation with #Parrtjima #ParrtjimaAustralia.