Boomerang is the first of its kind, never has an Indigenous festival of this holistic calibre been so accessible, featuring an array of music, dance, theatre, comedy, film and visual arts, along with cultural knowledge exchanges and thought provoking conversations.
Boomerang is occurring right on your doorstep in beautiful Byron Bay in subtropical Northern NSW. You would need to travel to a remote area of Australia to experience such an amazing event and even then it would not present near as many of the incredible artists that define the Australian Indigenous experience that is Boomerang.
This is a fully realised commercial event, not dependent on grants or government handouts because the time has come to present our first culture in a way we have not had the opportunity to before – as headliners in their own land.
Boomerang will feature the very best our original culture has to offer in the arts, culture and ideas, as well as emerging musicians, artists and dancers, theatre and much more. It features 4 stages, along with workshops, traditional healings, as well as introducing the First Nations Film Festival, panels and forums over three days which define the Indigenous experience in Australia now.
It is an all embracing event – for peoples of every persuasion – come join us.
Hosted by the oldest living culture it’s a time to get up close and personal, there is nothing that quite matches the exchanges our audiences will experience. A new partnership with Bluesfest Director, Peter Noble and leading cultural creative, Boomerang Festival Director and Curator Rhoda Roberts, both have been inspired by the artistic collaboration across our shores. Peter Noble says of the festival “Boomerang is a Festival of Indigenous ideas, of all aspects of our original culture. We think now is the right time to show the viability and value of Australian Indigenous culture in an accessible event which will give all Australians a sense of pride on experiencing the best of the best in Indigenous arts today.”
WANTOK Sing Sing
John Williamson with special guest
Archie Roach with guests and a Ten-Piece Ensemble
Quique Neira (Chile)
Rako Dancers (Fiji)
Moana and the Tribe
Move it Mob Style
Malu Kiai Mura Buia
Sean Choolburra's 50 Shades of Black
Tammy Anderson's play I Don't Wanna Play House
Dr Djiniyini Gondarra OAM
Professor Larissa Behrendt
Kate Welsman Systa BB
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