The seventeen days of the festival will be filled with theatre, dance, visual arts, films and music. Program highlights include Gurrumul accompanied by an orchestra at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Archie Roach featuring in the opening day concert, Tanderrum.
The festival will also hold a John Landis Retrospective with Landis himself in attendance to introduce many of the screenings. Landis’s outlandishly entertaining films defined the feel of an era and included Michael Jackson’s Thriller video, The Blues Brothers and An American Werewolf in London.
One of Britain’s most exciting touring theatre companies, Kneehigh Theatre’s adaptation of Noel Coward’s romantic drama Brief Encounter will also perform nightly at the Athenaeum Theatre.