Alice Springs/Mparntwe has always been a creative centre for music, art, culture and folklore, and these elements will form the backbone of the Top Half Folk Festival at Ross River Resort on the June long weekend. This festival will carry on the high standard and traditions of the Top Half Folk Festival previously staged biannually at Glen Helen Resort since the 1980s. This year’s festival patron is none other than former NT Administrator, long term Territory folk/country singing legend Ted Egan AO, who will sing at the opening ceremony with much admired local folk stalwarts Bloodwood.

“Contrary to popular belief, I’m not dead yet,” Ted Egan said. “It’s great to be patron of a festival I have enjoyed for so many years.”

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