Science Fiction and fantasy will bring Coonabarabran alive over the weekend of 7-8 May 2022.

Storm troopers, Jedi, Princesses, Siths, Droids, Nightsisters, & even the odd Wookie will be transporting in from galaxies far, far away to join the Dark Sky Awakens crew for a weekend celebrating all things Star

Dress up in your favourite Intergalactic outfit, enter an alternative universe & join us for a full weekend of exciting events including a Trivia night, Star Wars Lego, Laser Tag, and Jedi Meditation. A special attraction will be the Sons of Obiwan offering light sabre displays and lessons for the un-initiated.

The highlight of the weekend will be the The Dark Sky Awakens Intergalactic Cabaret with entertainment from the Starman himself – Jeff Duff & his band Bowie Unzipped.

Coonabarabran is a small rural community in north-west NSW about 6 hours from Sydney. The region was struggling with drought, bushfires and then COVID. The Dark Sky Awakens Festival will bring a
major morale boost for the community and help establish a new annual attraction to bring visitors to the region.