The Yabun Festival is a free event that takes place on 26 January at Victoria Park from 10am to 7pm. Yabun is the largest one day gathering of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in Australia. Yabun celebrates the survival and resilience of the world’s longest living continuous cultures.
Organised by Gadigal Information Service Aboriginal Corporation, Yabun Festival features cultural performances, live music, bustling market stalls, community forums on topical issues, children’s activities and sport sessions held by the AFL and NRL.
The musical line-up will showcase iconic artists as well as up and coming performers including multi-award winning country artist Troy Cassar-Daley and the multilingual rapper Baker Boy from North East Arnhem Land who fuses hip hop with his own language, Yolngu Matha.
The Speak Out Tent features members of Sydney’s Indigenous community holding panel discussions on a range of issues affecting the community. For non-Indigenous festival goers, the Speak Out Tent provides an opportunity to hear Indigenous perspectives on a range of issues.