Ernie Dingo (MC)

Ernie Dingo will be joining the Festival as MC. Dingo is one of Australia’s most loved personalities. His  television career is particularly significant for the way it has broken new ground in the medium’s presentation of cultural difference.

Dingo grew up around the small Western Australian town of Mullewa, where the local Indigenous people still speak the traditional Wudjadi language. He first moved into acting in Perth when a basketball team to which he belonged formed a dance and cultural performance group Middar.