Womindjeka! Welcome to Yirramboi, Melbourne’s biennial celebration of First Nations arts and culture, on the traditional lands of the Boonwurrung and Woiwurrung peoples. Yirramboi means ‘tomorrow’ in their shared languages, reflecting the festival’s focus on shaping the future. There are more than 100 events from 2-12 May.
What you can expect:
Meaning ‘Yirramboi’s home’ in local language, Yirramboi Weelam is the festival’s hub at North Melbourne’s historic Meat Market cultural space. Drop in for drinks and food, and a big program of music, dance, theatre, exhibitions, films, workshops and talks, plus Drag Bingo!
Yothu Yindi and The Treaty Project
Since their 1991 hit Treaty, Yothu Yindi have shown that music and dance can be powerful tools of protest for First Peoples. Yothu Yindi and The Treaty Project gathers original band members, emerging artists and special guests to carry on the fight for recognition. Expect remixes of their classic songs by the likes of Nubreed and Filthy Lucre, and all-new tunes in this electronica-driven concert.
Plus a WHOLE lot more.