The largest single-day Indigenous festival in the world is expected to draw a large crowd of between 10,000 to 15,000 punters keen to get a glimpse of Indigenous creative talent.
The Yabun Festival will take place on Australia Day, January 26, and will feature a great lineup of Australia’s best Aboriginal and Torres Strait musical performers.
So head down in your Sydney Airport car hire to experience one of the city’s cultural highlights. You might even be able to spot some emerging musical talent as those just starting out feature in the lineup alongside more established acts.
While the musical highlights are a drawcard encouraging visitors to spend time at the scene, another reason to pop down to the area is the current and informative cultural program that will take place on the day.
You can witness some of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community’s top leaders engage in speeches and panels. Academics, politicians and artists will be among those forming the panels.
This day is organised and run by the Gadigal Information Service, an Aboriginal and Torres Strait media organisation dedicated to helping these groups of people share their stories and music on the air and enhancing their skills and careers in the media arts field.
Because radio stations and concerts go hand in hand, they organised the first Yabun Festival 14 years ago. It has since become an annual tradition and is a red letter day on cultural calendars across the country.
Yabun means ‘music with a beat’ and this festival is just one way the group helps develop and launch Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander singers, songwriters and musicians through its Gadigal Music publishing division and label.