Announced by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Australia in November 2014, Confluence: Festival of India in Australia takes place from September - November, showcasing rich and diverse dance, music, theatre and visual arts from India. It highlights insights into traditional and contemporary Indian culture and its confluence with Australia. The seven-city festival is the most significant exhibition of Indian arts and culture ever to be staged in Australia, involving world-class performers well beyond Bollywood alone. From the classical to the contemporary, Confluence is a showcase of the stunning and vibrant variety of India’s artistic cultures and traditions.
The Festival of India promotes Australia as a contemporary, creative, successful, diverse and tolerant nation, and an attractive place to study, work, visit, live and invest. It is one of the best ways to deepen Australia’s cultural familiarity with and knowledge of India. The Festival highlights Australia as an open, democratic and diverse nation. Our relations, cultural and economic ties will be reinforced, and Australia and India’s interests together will grow.
The Australian-India Council within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade provided $50,000, complementing the $200,000 provided by the Department of the Communications and the Arts to deliver a first class festival across Australia.
Registration for events and tickets are available from the Confluence: Festival of India in Australia website.
Get in early! Tickets will sell out fast.