January 11, 2018
Sydneysiders are invited to enjoy lively performances, stunning art and thought-provoking discussions at Australia’s biggest one-day annual celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
The 16th annual Yabun Festival will be held on the traditional land of the Gadigal in Victoria Park on Friday 26 January.
“Yabun, which means ‘music to a beat’ in Gadigal language, is a much loved festival that provides a great opportunity to learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music, art and cultures,” Lord Mayor Clover Moore said.
“We are proud to continue our support for this festival which acknowledges and celebrates the world’s longest continuous living cultures and the strength of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Sydney.”
Organised by Gadigal Information Service Aboriginal Corporation, Yabun Festival features cultural performances, live music, bustling market stalls, panel discussions, community forums on topical issues, children’s activities and sport sessions led by the AFL and NRL.
The City has provided $104,500 in funding to support the event.
Headline acts at the 2018 festival include:
They will be joined on stage by jazz and soul legend Johnny Nicol, hip-hop artist Dobby, up-and-coming songstress Mi-Kaisha, country and gospel performer Jarrod Hicklin and jazz and blues band Baraya. The MC will be comedian Sean Choolburra.
Friday 26 January, 10am–7pm
Victoria Park, corner Parramatta and City roads, Camperdown
In addition to supporting Yabun Festival, the City of Sydney continues to celebrate the living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities through our Reconciliation Action Plan, Eora Journey, Gadigal language in our park signage, and elevating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures through the popular NAIDOC in the City event.