Townsville can’t get aNAFAthis!

Date published: 2 August 2019

With NAFA wrapping up after this weekend, Council is urging the community to get a final taste of the city’s biggest arts and cultural event for 2019.

Community and Cultural Development Committee Chair Cr Colleen Doyle said the festival has been a hit with a bumper crowd converging on The Strand precinct, Queens Gardens and right throughout the city to enjoy more than 300 shows over the past 6 weeks.

“Townsville has been spoilt with choice – having local, national and international acts showcasing music, theatre, comedy, dance and exhibitions,” Cr Doyle said.

“Thousands and thousands of people from kids right through to seniors have supported this inaugural event which cements Townsville as the arts and culture capital of Northern Australia.”

Cr Doyle encourages everyone who has not yet experienced NAFA in 2019 to get in before it’s too late.

“There’s still time to check out Strand Ephemera and HALO for free until Sunday – and AFCM, Fiona O’Laughlin, Erth and NOISE also running this weekend.”

Local councillor Ann-Maree Greaney said NAFA has provided a huge boost for our local economy.

“It’s great to see that supporting our arts and culture scene is also helping boost our economy and create jobs for locals,” Cr Greaney said.

“The city has thrived with visitors staying in our hotels, eating at our restaurants and shopping in our retails stores, which has been great for local business.

“Townsville has really come together after the monsoon event earlier this year and shown it’s resilience and strong community spirit by supporting this amazing event.”

For more information and to view the program, visit the NAFA website.