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Tunnel Number Five festival of underground music 2017

Sunday 13 - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Tunnel Number Five festival of underground music is a series of 5 concerts staged in the acoustically breathtaking WWII Oil Storage Tunnels underneath the city of Darwin.

Darwin’s WWII Oil Storage Tunnels were built during the war to protect the oil stored in Darwin from Japanese bombing. They are located below the cliffs of Darwin City in the Darwin Wharf Precinct on Kitchener Drive.
By the time the tunnels were completed the risk from bombing had gone and the tunnels never stored oil.

Today tunnel 5 and 6 are open daily for visitors. And in 2015, Artistic Director and performer, Anne Norman discovered a whole new use for them.
As a shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) player and always on the look out for resonate spaces Anne visited the WWII Oil Storage Tunnels in 2015 and discovered their incredible acoustic powers. Tunnel Number 5 is approximately 172m long, 5m wide and 7m tall and sound travels along its length and width with clarity and strength without the need for electronic amplification. Two concerts were staged as a trial that year. Both nights were sold out to an impressed audience. And this lead to the birth of Tunnel Number Five: festival of underground music — a five-night concert series in 2016.
The program and short bios for this year are attached here, as well as a beautiful review by Roslyn Perry, Managing Editor, Off The Leash and player in the Darwin Symphony Orchestra.

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Event Days and Times

Sunday 13 - Thursday 17 August, 2017, 7.00pm


From $30.00


At WWII Oil Storage Tunnels

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