In 2005, the event was taken on as an activity of Music NT and held as part of the National Youth Week celebrations. Professional staging and PA resulted in solid performances from all the bands. With 1300 people attending the real potential of the event was obvious to all present. A highlight was the set from Little Orphans from Papunya, with their 9 year old singer Marcus who stole the show with his strong vocal delivery and stage presence.
Venue: The Velodrome
Date: 16th April 2005, 4-10pm
Bands: Jala Jirrpa Band, Little Orphans, Tjupi Band, Midnight Band, Eastern Reggae Band, Drum Atweme
MC: Steve Gumerungi Hodder
Sponsors/ Partners: National Youth Week 05, MusicNT, Relationships Australia, CAAMA, Asyass, Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjarra Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council, NT Government (Dept Community Development, Sport & Cultural Affairs), Australian Government (Australia Council for the Arts), Belette, Imparja television, Tangentyere Council, Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi, Re-Connect, Gap Youth Centre, Deadly Mob, NT Office of Youth Affairs, Alice Springs Town Council, Colemans printing.