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Yabun Festival

Yabun Festival

The Yabun Festival is an annual celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture; held every year on Australia Day (January 26th) on the traditional lands of the Gadigal people at Victoria Park in Camperdown in Sydney.

Yabun translates to ‘music to a beat’ in the Gadigal language.

Yabun Festival 2023 Dates, Program & Location, Camperdown, Sydney

The Festival was first held in 2001 and is a celebration of the world’s oldest living culture. It’s where you can enjoy live music and traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural performances, as well as hear panel discussions and participate in community forums on ATSI issues.

Many popular musicians and other entertainers also appear on stage at the festival, and you can buy a huge range of indigenous-themed merchandise at the numerous stalls that are on display; including clothing, jewellery, art, and craft.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and the need to keep our mob safe, Yabun will be delivered in both Victoria Park and the Seymour Centre with Free entry.

The general public is welcome to watch the Corroboree and visit the Yabun Marketplace, which will both take place outdoors at Victoria Park. QR Code entry is required, and physical distancing is recommended.

Limited tickets are available to attend the Yabun Stage in person at the Seymour Centre. The Speak Out discussion panels will be closed for general attendance.

The Yabun Stage, Speak Out and Corroboree will also be available via video live streams, viewable on the day from this website or you can listen in to Koori Radio, 93.7FM or via the Koori Radio app.

Camperdown is 4km south-west of the Sydney CBD. It’s best to catch public transport (train or bus) to the Yabun Festival because there are often road closures and special event clearways near the city on Australia Day. The Australia Day Council of NSW also provides a free shuttle bus service at selected times between Circular Quay and the Yabun Festival.

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The Donovans: 12:10pm
Marlene Cummins: 12:55pm
Sounds of Freedom (featuring Vic Simms, Nadeena Dixon and Johnny Huckle): 1:40pm
Col Hardy: 2:35pm
Loren Ryan: 3:20pm
Pirra: 4:05pm
Stiff Gins: 4:50pm
Kobie Dee: 5:35pm
Shakaya: 6:20pm
Coloured Stone: 7:05pm

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