live original music in darwin, nt


Happy Yess is currently closed. We are in negotiations with the NT Government regarding use of the venue in the Brown’s Mart precinct, when that’s sorted, we’ll be up and running and will continue to keep Darwin weird!
Are you interested in playing at Happy Yess?  We are keen to keen to hear from you but we can’t yet say when we will reopen.  We hope it will be soon.Please send through your expressions of interest to  happyyessdawin@gmail.com or phone: 0447 842 779 and we will contact you ASAP.

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Happy Yess is a DIY music venue that exists to support local original Darwin music and art.

It is a not-for-profit arts organisation that only hosts original bands and runs on love from the dedicated crew of members, artists and volunteers. 

Created in 2006 to champion the underground, Happy Yess provides a place for bands and artists of all genres to grow and experiment. located in the beautiful brown's mart precinct, it's a great place to meet and enjoy live music in a friendly, drama-free environment.



FRI & SAT 9pm - 1am


12 Smith Street, Darwin
(inside Brown's Mart,
opposite the bus terminal)

become a member

2017 Happy Yess Membership is only $10 and gives you:

  • discounted entry to selected gigs throughout the year
  • free entry to Happy Yess members events
  • a Happy Yess membership keyring to show off your support for local live music and weirdness

Join at the door of any Happy Yess gig, or save some time by filling out the form here! Next time you're at Happy Yess you can pay your $10 and collect your membership keyring.

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