Local Artists

We want to thank all artists who applied for the local artist program - we were inundated with applications and are blown away by the huge amount of talent in the NT!

Here's your shortlist..

Let us know who you want to see perform at the People's Choice BASSINTHEGRASS and go in the draw to win 2 VIP tickets!

We've shortlisted our favourites and now the decision is up to you - check out their tracks and get votin'!

Voting closes 2 May - one vote per person.


Rachel was born into a family of musicians. Partly due to this, but mostly due to the fact that there was very little to do in the small country town she grew up in, she began writing songs from a very young age. Rachel recently moved to Darwin to play music full time and focus on finishing recording her first album which has been a long time in the waiting. Over the years she has definitely found her own very distinctive sound. She has developed her own niche of acoustic rap that not many artists delve into, particularly not women. With skilful guitar, beautiful vocals, fast spitting rhymes and catchy as all hell pop songs, she is going to be doing big things in 2017.

Sittin' Pretty

Adore - Amy Shark Cover




Pulzanti showcases his distinctive electronic and downtempo tunes, and is making a splash on the NT music scene. A finalist in the 2015 NT Song of the Year Awards and recently signed, Pulzanti is influenced by a range of hip-hop, soul and dance music, and although currently focused on writing, is a regular at Nirvana’s Open Mic Night.

Water or Sun

Your Symphony

Depths of Heaven



Pole Top Rescue burst into the public consciousness in 2014 with their Darwin anthem, Budju.  The song has since racked up over 41,000 views on YouTube and become a huge crowd favourite at their gigs. Building on this momentum, the band entered the studio with ARIA nominated producer Stuart Stuart (The Veronicas, Sheppard) in 2015 to record their second EP, Rhymes and Riddles. Featuring the track Ladida, the EP continued the bands success and lead to a publishing deal with Embassy Music Publishing. Combining great tunes, epic musicianship and an undeniable groove, Pole Top Rescue have cemented themselves as one of Darwin’s best bands.



Worth the While

Pole Top Rescue (002)1


2016 NT Song of the Year award winner for 'Ruler', Col Infinity uses the Northern Territory as the focal point for his compositions. As one of the few alternative hip-hop acts in Darwin, Col Infinity has the freedom to be distinctive through challenging lyricism and complex production.


Isolated Lovers




Ben Iota is a local hip-hip artist who has already had big success within Australia and overseas. Ben makes positive, often socio-political music, from a critical yet optimistic standpoint, aiming for positive change.

Guerrilla Journalist

Once the People Feel the Hunger

On to the Next



Joseph Tjung, aged just 16, goes under the stage name of DJ TJUNG and is a born and raised Territorian. He has a unique electronic dance sound, and has come to earn many gigs gaining a reputation of impressing the crowd each time he plays.

Stay X All of the Lights

Set Me Free

Flutatious Alerion



2016 Battle of the School Bands winners are back for another shot at the BASSINTHEGRASS stage. This awesome 4 piece band have played at numerous gigs and venues throughout Darwin and have recorded their EP, ready for release in May. Get on board the Gaia train!






Kayoss is a band that happens when you mix years of musical experience and pop sensibility with chaotic experimentation, something you may think you have heard before until you realise that it is something completely different and refreshing.

Bi - Polar Bear

Corporate Love




Based in the Northern Territory, songwriter and producer Atom Abdalla performs under the Rapper stage name Black Bird. Currently unsigned Black Bird’s music career evolved around the passing away of his father. Writing songs became the vehicle used to express his mind and soul. Coming all the way from Africa, Atom has got the hang of numerous genres of music e.g. (Rap, Soul, R&B and a bit of Rock) bringing new sounds with a little twist and mixing it with the old therefore creating something never before and by keeping it original all the way through.

Not Givin It Up

Let the Games Begin



Acid City is a 3 piece band consisting of drums, bass, guitar and vocals, with a versatile arrangement of songs in their sets. Acid City is capable of delivering a high energy, relentlessly epic performance, while also performing more crisp and intimate versions of their songs, bringing out the rawness of this unique sound.

The sound of Acid City has been influenced by grunge and hard rock, metal, progessive/post rock, and acoustic. Combining these elements together, along with hard work, song-writing and a fun attitude with no boundaries, it’s easy to get addicted to the mood and sound that Acid City creates.


Save Yourself

Killing Me Like Cancer

Wake Me Up



Of unknown origins, hailing straight from Darwin, “Finnesin’” are a sibylline rapper/singer duo. Both of which are shrouded in mystery, seemingly coming out of nowhere, they hope to reinvigorate the NT music scene with a moody yet intoxicating sound. A sound which is inspired by a myriad of different artists, although without a large discography – yet, what is available to the public is an eclectic but distinct sound. The ride has just begun, and has already ascertained a number of fans, it won’t be long until you join as well. As their hit suggests, won’t you come for this ride.



The Ride