Canberra’s Festival of Swing

28 July to 31July 2016


With ten spectacular events over four days, it is no wonder that Canberräng is one of Australia’s longest running and most loved swing exchanges. Check out what we have in store for you this year.

music and djs

Canberräng is proud to showcase a huge lineup of live music each year, and we have an incredible array of talented musicians in 2016. In addition, there will be brilliant DJs from all over Australia.

buy tickets

Early bird passes are available from 8 May to 4 July 2016. Register online via TryBooking and save by getting in early. Canberräng 2016 merchandise is also available to purchase online.


Brought to you by Jumptown, a not-for-profit organisation, Canberräng is run by volunteers. We would love to have your help in assisting us at the events, so click here to find out more.

About Canberräng

Our theme for 2016
The Undead Take Manhattan

It’s the 1930s and the streets of Harlem are filled with the sounds of swing music, the vibrancy of lindy hop, the beauty of balboa and… the undead?! Dancers spill onto the street as dance halls are overrun by all manner of ‘ghoulies and ghosties, and long-leggedy beasties, and things that go bump in the night’. Drawn from their graves, swamps and coffins by the intoxicating beats, the undead would rather dance with you than devour your brains. Vampires Lindy Hop with pin up girls, sailors swing out with banshees, and zombies Charleston with aspiring actresses! Canberräng 2016 gives you Manhattan as you’ve never imagined it before – a wild mix of horror and sophistication where paranormal beings come out to play alongside the jazz loving socialites of New York City.

What is Canberräng?

For the lowdown on everything related to this fantastic festival.


Have a sneak peek at our wonderful 2016 Canberräng venues here.


Helpful information and links on how to get to Canberräng.


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