Vanuatu, Banks Islands, Vureas Bay: The 2013 Vanua Lava Arts Festival

The festival is to be held from 1st to 4th September 2013 at Vureas Bay.

Published 10 years ago, updated 4 years ago

Going to the Banks Islands Northern Vanuatu? Don’t miss the Vanua Lava Arts Festival at Vureas Bay

1st September to 4th September 2013. Large safe anchorage on the South West corner of Vanua Lava

Day one 8:00am to 4:30pm

Official opening

Traditional costumes(Warrior Dance) Leader

Welcome Song

Traditional fire making

Qet Dance, Roser Dance, Buie Dance, Dancing Stone

Day two 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Lun Tano

Tamtam Bitting

Tatawa/Tamarge Custom Play

Mag Dance

Lian Van Women Dance

Inokor Dance

Tradition way of catching freshwater prawns

Day Three 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Mal Wet Dance

Kastom Food Preparation, Shell money making

Visit Historical Sites

Carving / Weaving

Tingting Bee

Day Four 8:30 till late

Neno Dance, Magic, Water Music

Visit School, Clinic, Villiage

Elgetiti Dance

Snake Dance

Closing activities with official speeches

Public Dance


A very special invitation is given to international and local visitors, especially those travelling by yacht. Don’t miss this  extraordinary festival and activities

Charges for the entire festival: 2500Vt per adult, 700Vt per child under 15 years

Need more information? Contact [email protected] of SV Vagabond I

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  1. January 31, 2019 at 5:25 AM
    Data Entry3 says:

    This festival will be held at the same time in 2014