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Yabun Festival

Yabun 2022 - 20 Years of Yabun

Where
Victoria Park
Victoria Park
Corner City Road and Parramatta Road, Camperdown NSW 2050
When

Wednesday 26 January from 12pm to 8:30pm

Yabun Festival is the largest one-day celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture in Australia.

It takes place on 26 January and returns to Victoria Park (and surrounding venues) in 2022. First held in Waverley in 2003, this will be Yabun’s 20th year anniversary.

In 2022, there are three ways to get involved with the celebrations:

  • Join us at Victoria Park for Corroboree and the marketplace. From midday to 8:30pm, visitors will be treated to cultural performances, a sunset ceremony, food, and deadly Indigenous goodies.

  • Tune into the Yabun Stage, Corroboree and Speak Out via Yabun.org.au from anywhere in the world.

  • Listen to the action directly on Koori Radio 93.7fm or via the Koori Radio app.

Yabun Stage

The Yabun Stage will take place in the Everest Theatre at the Seymour Centre. There is a limited 500 person seat capacity. Tickets are free and you can register interest here or listen to Koori Radio 93.7FM for your chance to win.

  • 12.10PM - The Donovans

  • 12.55PM - Marlene Cummins

  • 1.40PM - Sounds of Freedom (featuring Vic Simms, Nadeena Dixon and Johnny Huckle)

  • 2.35PM - Col Hardy

  • 3.20PM - Loren Ryan

  • 4.05PM - Pirra

  • 4.50PM - Stiff Gins

  • 5.35PM - Kobie Dee

  • 6.20PM - Shakaya

  • 7.05PM - Coloured Stone

Corroboree Ground

The Corroboree Ground is happening at Victoria Park and is open to the public. You can also live stream it via yabun.org.au

  • 12.40PM - Open and Welcome

  • 1.25PM - Yaba Kerker Otaba

  • 2.20PM - Buuja Buuja

  • 3.05PM - Gawura

  • 3.50PM - Koomurri

  • 4.35PM - Special Guest

  • 5.20PM - Gomeroi Dance Company

  • 6.05PM - 100 Women Dancing

  • 5.35PM - Kobie Dee

  • 6.50PM - Ngaran Ngaran

  • 8.00PM - Sunset Ceremony

Speak Out

Available only via live stream at yabun.org.au

Legacy Panel - 12.30PM

Trailblazers reflect on the enduring impacts of their work and contributions to community

  • Col Hardy

  • Vic Simms

  • Nancia Guevarra

Inheritance Panel - 2.00PM

A discussion with some of today’s emerging leaders exploring the work they do, standing on the shoulders of those that came before them and blazing new trails

  • Marc Sutherland

  • Loren Ryan

  • Kobie Dee

  • Naomi Wenitong

Yabun Panel - 3.30PM

An exploration of contemporary blak music. Where it’s come from, the challenges and opportunities of today, and what will the next 20 years sound like?

  • Bunna Lawrie

  • Marlene Cummins

  • Nardi Simpson & Kaleena Briggs

  • MC Munk

Yabun is completely free but relies on donations to ensure the event can continue to go ahead, if you can support us please donate or purchase merchandise.

Covid-safe information

Yabun is following a strict, covid-safe format. Visitors will need to check-in using the Service NSW app and apply social distancing/hand hygiene methods to keep themselves and others safe.

Proof of vaccination and mask-wearing is required to enter the Yabun stage at Seymour Centre.

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