Central Austria has its own festival, Blacken Open Air 2022. It is in Alice Springs, Northern Territory from Friday July 29 6:00pm to Monday 1 August 2:00am. There are 40 bands on the lineup for this heavy music festival. Topping the bill is Australias own Amyl The Sniffers and Psycroptic, while American technical death metal band, Revocation will be playing their only performance in Australia. Check below for the full lineup.
This is a 3 night camping all ages event, however under 18s must have a responsible adult with them. ATMS will be available, however reception can drop out so bring enough cash just in case. Kick out time is 12pm Monday, when everyone is expected gone so they can get on with the job of clean up.
Prices for Blacken Open Air 2022 Festival are $225, or $100 for a Youth ticket ((13-17), and a $60 return bus pass from the Black Wreath Alice Springs is also available. Deluxe bundles with ticket, a T-shirt and cap (limited numbers) available from the same place for $260. Tickets are available at TryBooking website.
Blacken Open Air Date & Location
Fri 29 Jul 6:00pm – Mon 1 Aug 2:00am – Ross River Resort: Arrente country, Alice Springs, NT
Ross River – 7829 Ross Highway, Hale NT 0872
Blacken Open Air 2022 Line-up:
Revocation (Exclusive Australian Show)
Amyl and the Sniffers
Shepherds Reign (New Zealand)
Southeast Desert Metal
The Neptune Power Federation
Mountain Wizard Death Cult
R U N
Descend to Acheron
The lineup never ends
The Holy Dimes
Mulga Bore Hard Rock
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Blacken Open Air 2022 Festival
Blacken Open Air festival site is located at Inteyerrkwe (Ross River) on Arrernte Country, against the stunning backdrop of N’Dhala Gorge. This place is a tapestry of stories, whispering through the valley, echoing through the caves and carving out the riverbed. We are honoured to celebrate on this ancient land.
Along with an enormous line up of bands, be treated to an Arrernte cultural performance at Blacken 2022.
We look forward to welcoming you here
BLACKEN OPEN AIR RETURNS IN 2022
After three long and arduous years, Blacken Open Air announces its return to the Dead Centre of Australia. This winter, we will gather together on Arrernte country, at Inteyerrkwe, Ross River Resort.
With national and international borders opening, we feel we can finally make this happen. All the details, including who’s playing, announced in the coming weeks. We will do our best to bring back the postponed lineup, but where we can’t make that work, we will find incredible replacements.
We want to give a heartfelt thanks to the those of you who have held onto your 2021 tickets. Automatically transferred to the new dates. You legends have kept the dream alive.
See you in the Dead Centre!
Tickets Blacken Open Air 2022
Festival tickets are on sale now – book early and save
All ages – under 18’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult
Day tickets are available on the gate
All tickets from the postponed 2021 event transferred to the 2022 event
Gates Blacken Open Air 2022
Gates open in the afternoon on Friday, 29 July
Pedestrian access permitted all weekend
Entry for vehicles closes at 1pm on Saturday 30 July or when capacity reached
Vehicles cannot move after daylight hours
There is additional parking outside the main gates in the day-parking area
All vehicles must leave the festival site by midday on Monday 1 August
Camping included for the duration of your ticket validity
Bring your own camping gear, tents, swags, vans etc
Camping is first in, first served, get in early to reserve your spot
Cabins are also available on site. For bookings contact Ross River Homestead directly on (08) 8956 9711
Blacken is located approximately 85kms down the Ross Highway, a sealed bitumen road
Beware of sudden bends in the road and oncoming traffic
Driving after dark is a no-no
There are a few stretches along the Ross Highway that are one lane, meaning; room for one vehicle only.
The “rule” around these one-lane stretches; if a heavy vehicle is coming towards you, you MUST pull off the road completely and let it pass. You can then continue on your journey
Don’t hit a cow man. The road to Blacken Open Air is cattle country. Please don’t underestimate the dangers. Cattle and wild brumbies roam free on the road. A sharp eye is paramount while driving the Ross Highway. Tell your passengers to be spotters along the way.
There are multiple water refill taps located within the festival site and camping area. These are clearly marked
Please note, the tap water is bore water; safe to drink but may not be to everyone’s liking
Bottled water is available for purchase at the bar
There will be a number of food vendors available catering for carnivores, herbivores and in between
The food vans will be serving breakfast, lunch & dinner (and coffee!)
Don’t forget to hit the supermarket on your way out to pick up snacks
Fully licensed event
No BYO alcohol permitted
Security will be searching vehicles on entry (a condition of the license)
Any alcohol found will be confiscated
Please advise the crew / medics or security immediately if you see someone who appears distressed, intoxication, anxiety or any other unidentified ailment
Cash & EFT
There are EFTPOS facilities available on site
Being a remote location, wifi can drop out and interrupt EFTPOS terminals
Please bring sufficient cash for the weekend
Showers & toilets
Flushing toilets and hot showers are available
Accessibility amenities are on site
Showers limited to 5 mins per person per day
Showers will be operating for a couple of hours each morning to conserve water
Safety, Security & First Aid
There will be First Aid personnel available on site 24/7
Licensed security personnel roaming 24/7
Traditional Owners ask all festival goers to not climb the red ridge at the back of the campsite for cultural reasons. This is a sacred site
Dehydration is a serious risk in the desert. Please ensure you stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water
No pets permitted on site
Certified Assistance Dogs are welcome
Blacken Open Air strongly advise attendees not to bring illegal substances to the site
Please look after yourselves and your friends
There may be a police presence at the festival
The festival site has a number of designated campfires within the event space for all to enjoy
There is a zero tolerance policy to campfires in the camping area for safety reasons
Renegade fires in the campground will be extinguished and firebugs may be evicted
Please take your campsite rubbish home with you
There will be rubbish and recycling stations around the festival grounds
Smokers please stomp ya butt & put it in the bin
Generators are not allowed
Glass Breaks so leave it at home, aluminum and plastic should get you through the weekend to keep peoples’ feet free from harm.
Blacken Open Air 2022 ticket holders terms and conditions of entry:
This ticket is proof of purchase of the above event and must be presented at the time of admission.
This ticket is non-transferable and only one ticket is valid per ticket purchased.
Tickets are not to be duplicated for the purpose of falsifying entry.
Tickets are non-refundable.
The Event Organiser reserves the right to refuse entry.
This ticket may be valid as a tax invoice or receipt in the case of registrations or other event payments.
This ticket created and managed using the TryBooking site and is also subject to the Terms and Conditions of TryBooking
As the Event Organiser hosting this event, Blacken Open Air is solely responsible for all issues relating to the sale of tickets. If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact – firstname.lastname@example.org
Proof of age card may be requested.
Tickets cannot be on-sold by any means at a price greater than the purchase price of the ticket. Scalped tickets may be cancelled, and the ticket holder denied entry.
Any persons who are noisy, drunk, threatening or unruly will be asked to leave the premises.
The event organiser has all rights to film, photo and video production of this event.
Any data collected for marketing purposes from this event will be strictly in accordance with the Privacy of Information Act.
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