Located in the heart of Wajarri country, the Ancient Land Under Brilliant Skies festival is celebrating the land and skies of the Murchison region at the Murchison Settlement this April.

Over two days, learn how to cook in a camp oven, take a scenic helicopter flight, wander the local market stalls of artisan-made goods, participate in a bushtucker talk and admire Aboriginal art. There will be plenty of star-studded science during the event too, hear from experts on the world’s largest radio telescope, the SKA, which is being built on Inyarrimanha Ilgari Bundara, the CSIRO Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory. A tour of the observatory will take place on the last day of the festival, which will be ticketed separately (details to come).

Circus acts, face painting, costume making and more make the outback come alive for our little ones. To relax, you can sit amongst the oasis of the Murchison and enjoy good food supplied by local caters and culinary enthusiasts. In the evening, enjoy fantastic performances or participate in a stellar stargazing event, including three laser-pointer tours of Southern Hemisphere constellations.

Come join us, and camp out under the brilliant skies on the ancient land of the Murchison Settlement.

Live Music includes:
Benny Mayhem
Zain Laudher
Zap Circus

April the 15th

8.30am - Breakfast available
9.30 onwards:
Astral Costume Making with Fly by Fun
Junkadelic creates weird and wacky dance moves / musical
Large Yard Games – Jenga
Face painting
Helicopter Tours
Camp-oven cooking classes with Jo Clews at 10am, 12noon and 2pm
4.30pm onwards:
Main Stage
Welcome & Acknowledgements
Welcome to Country
Zain Laudher
Ben Mayhem
Zap Circus

April the 16th

8.30am - Breakfast available

Limited Tours of Inyarrimanha Ilgari Bundara, the CSIRO Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory. Seats are limited. Ticket essential.

6:30pm - Stellar Stargazing

6:45pm - Eclipse Discovery Tour Presentation

Learn about the Total Solar Eclipse. Discover why Western Australia is a world-class dark sky tourism destination. Find out all about WA's amazing space science projects

Includes three spectacular green laser pointer tours of Southern Hemisphere constellations held at 7.30pm, 8.00pm & 8.30pm

7:45pm - Viewing through telescopes. See the Milky Way, Southern Cross, the Magellanic Clouds, Star Clusters and more. There will be telescopes available for visitors to view through. You're welcome to bring your own binoculars and/or telescope too.

9:00pm finish

April 2023

  • Saturday 15th (8:30am - 9:00pm)
  • Sunday 16th (8:30am - 9:00pm)