It was 1983 when David Bowie traveled to the tiny NSW outback town of Carinda to film his now iconic video for “Let’s Dance” in the Carinda Hotel. The town celebrates this link to rock ‘n’ roll history by throwing an annual event, ‘Let’s Dance Carinda’ over the October long weekend. There will be plenty of entertainment over the weekend including bands, entertainment, workshops, food & bar, camping, and much more!

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Friday Night

will kick the weekend off with live entertainment at the hotel

  • Jeff Duff Band Bowie Unzipped

    Will once again be here to fire up our memories of David Bowie. They will perform on Saturday night and again at the re-enactment in the hotel on Sunday.

  • The Thin White Ukes

    The Thin White Ukes will be here to entertainment during the weekend once again.

  • Other Bands

    Other bands will be there to entertain as well

SATURDAY will be filled with various exhibitors and stalls including the popular Red Shoe Tent. Bring that old pair of shoes to paint red and hang on our Tribute Fence.

Raja, the clown from Walgett , will add a wonderful touch for the children.

There will be Fairy Floss, Donuts, Popcorn and Ice cream van with snow cones, hot dogs, coffee, lollies and chips etc… all on offer. Coffee and cakes and slices for morning and afternoon tea will be available through the Far West Store. Other food outlets will be operating throughout the weekend.

If you would like to exhibit, just let us know via this page Let’s Dance Carinda or by email to letsdancecarinda@gmail.com

ON SUNDAY  a street parade with The Thin White Ukes and participants from their ukulele workshop partaking, along with everyone else who is interested in joining in and dressing up Bowie style.

Jeff Duff and band will re-enact Let’s Dance at the Carinda hotel at 1pm. The Thin White Ukes and the workshop participants will also perform at the hotel in a grand finale to finish the weekend event.

Festival Information

  • Dress up Bowie Style

    The Committee would like to encourage all to be a little outrageous and dress up Bowie style or colourfully over the long weekend to keep with the festive feel. Also pop on a wig or/and get your face painted to join in. There will be a prize for the best dressed ‘Inspired by David Bowie’ outfit judged on Saturday. So, that means, just dress up a little flamboyantly. A Unique event throughout the long week end will include Robert Gammage, the festivals artist, returning to paint three or more master pieces which will be auctioned to the highest bidder after he finishes each piece.

  • Dog Trial Event

    A Dog Trial event has also been planned to coincide with our festival at the sports ground For information and entries phone Trevor Harland on 6828 4226.

  • Festival Emenities

    Free, hot showers, toilets and ample camping are all accessible at the sports ground where the festival takes place. Breakfast will be available each morning. Meals available at the hotel as well over the weekend.

  • The Little Details

    Fuel is available in Carinda. No BYO alcohol to the concert as a bar is available Friday night and Saturday. Hotel is open as normal all weekend. There is a service station in Carinda, Eftpos is available, but limited cash. There is no ATM in Carinda.

  • Let’s Dance Festival Memorabilia

    Memorabilia of Let’s Dance Carinda, available to purchase on the weekend.

  • Festival Admission

    Over 18yrs ADULT  admission for the  weekend is $70.00.

    Children 13 to 17 years $20.

    All children 12 years and under; free admission.

    Booking is available online at trybooking.com.

    Hope to see you here for a wonderful weekend of music and fun!

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