Bluesfest through its commitment and respect of Australia’s First People, will add some serious flavour to your festival experience, with the return of the beloved Boomerang Festival in 2018. Hailing from Arnhem Land, Canada, Papua New Guinea, Asia and the Pacific the artists on this year’s line up will amaze Bluesfest attendees with their unique voices, brilliant dance moves and soulful stories.
Managed and programmed from an Aboriginal perspective, Boomerang is a dedicated First Nations program that showcases excellence through performance and culture. Boomerang Festival Partners Peter Noble OAM and Rhoda Roberts AO have once again joined forces programming a wave of new sounds and quality Indigenous cultural exchanges, dance and workshops that everyone at Bluesfest can interact with and enjoy.
Boomerang will create a cultural precinct at the Juke Joint that will come alive with a family-friendly program. Attendees can experience an inspiring and diverse range of dance, language, music, weaving, and traditional healing programs by some of Australia and the world’s foremost masters.
Bluesfest is proud to be one of the major contributors to the rich cultural fabric and artistic wealth of Northern NSW. Organisers are proud to offer locals and visitors from across Australia and the world the opportunity to be a part of this unique and enriching experience. They thank Create NSW for their support of the Dance Grounds program.
“Yirrmal is pure world music, inspired by ancient Songlines, entwining the oldest language, instruments and spirituality. His music fits perfectly within our program; his take on Blues and Roots music enhances the Australian music scene in a multitude of ways, and we are so proud to have him returning to Boomerang once again in 2018.” Bluesfest Director Peter Noble OAM
Boomerang Director Rhoda Roberts AO shares her excitement about this year’s festival: “The Boomerang Festival sitting within Bluesfest, is a vital precinct that increases the visibility of our culture. I want everyone to hear the music, witness the dance, sing the song and listen to the story. Come visit and play with us in 2018”.
MOVE IT MOB STYLE
TE KOPERE MAORI HEALERS
JANNAWI DANCE CLAN
BUNDJALUNG LOCAL ARTISANS AND WEAVERS