A big thank you to all the deadly contributors to Yabun 2019.
We are proud to bring the community together on a day that can be painful for so many in our community but can also serve as reminder of our strength and resilience and the sacrifice and hard work of those who came before us.
A huge thank you to our:
Partner - City of Sydney
Strategic Sponsor - Destination NSW
Sponsors - NSW Land Council, Aboriginal Affairs, TATU/NCIE, Nura Gili, USYD, AFTRS
Media Partners - Koori Radio, Koori Mail and NITV
We are grateful for and acknowledge the generous spirit and commitment of all the performers, musicians, speakers, facilitators, MCs, production (the “Good Crew”), Jessica Johnson for her amazing poster, all of the staff at Gadigal Information Service, Koori Radio and of course our volunteers - we would not be able to present Yabun each year without your hard work and dedication so THANK YOU!
This year we gave a greater focus to Corroboree Ground where we showcased the vibrancy and diversity of cultural practice and expression of the Sydney region. We facilitated a cultural exchange on the Corroboree Ground, which united all of the performers in the space to share dance and culture.
Our theme, “Spirit of Survival,” pays homage to “Survival Day” and the first “Day of Mourning” protest in 1938. We had a HUGE day of protest, raising awareness, music, culture and performances - displaying the creativity, talent and unyielding spirit of our people while also bringing attention to some of the issues that are still facing our communities today.
We hope to see you again next year, if not sooner at some upcoming Klub Koori events.
We're always looking for ways we can improve so if you can spare a couple of minutes, please click here to go to our Feedback form and let us know, good or bad, what you thought of the festival this year.
T H A N K S!!!!
The largest one day gathering and recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in Australia, held annually on 26th of January upon the traditional lands of the Gadigal people in Sydney at Victoria Park.
Established in 2001, Yabun (meaning ‘music to a beat’ in Gadigal language) is a free event that features live music, a bustling stalls market, panel discussions and community forums on Aboriginal issues, children’s activities, and traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural performances.
Yabun Festival welcomes everyone to join us in this one of a kind event which honours the survival of the world’s oldest living culture.
The Festival opens at 10am and closes at 7pm
This year's poster was designed by Warumungu and Wombaya artist Jessica Johnson from Nungala Creative.
Click here to download a printable A3 PDF of this year's poster.
Click here to download the 2019 program.
Speak Out Tent
Jarjums (kids) Activities
AFL & NRL workshops
Access to Victoria Park Pool
Yabun Sunset Ceremony
THE 2019 MAINSTAGE LINE-UP
Yabun Festival hosts a thriving stalls market, featuring a wide range of food and merchandise, as well as stalls operated by community organisations promoting services and information. You can browse Indigenous themed items, including clothing, jewelry, arts and crafts, music, and lots more.
Applications for marketplace stalls for 2019 have now closed.
Yabun Festival would never happen if it wasn't for the help of so many deadly volunteers. HUGE Thank you to everyone who has stepped up and applied to volunteer at this year's event.
We've exceeded our required number so applications to volunteer for 2019 have now closed.
If you missed out this year, please keep us in mind next year!
Yabun Festival has a range of different sponsorship packages available to suit the needs and budgets for a range of potential patrons.
Sponsors for 2019 can look forward to significant exposure and recognition as an organisation and/or group that contributes to the success of Sydney’s premier Indigenous festival celebrating First Nations arts and culture. For further info please download our sponsorship pack or contact the Yabun Festival team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all general enquiries contact email@example.com
For media enquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org
For all sponsorship enquiries click here.
There are many ways to get to Victoria Park in Camperdown where Yabun is located.
The most popular way is with the march that starts at Hyde Park at 11am and finishes at the festival site. For more info about the march please visit the organiser's Facebook event page.
Alternatively, depending on your location, the easiest way to arrive is by public transport, Uber, taxi, on foot or by bicycle.
Parking is very limited around Victoria Park so driving should be a last resort.
It's roughly a 10 minute walk from Redfern Station or 15 minutes from Central.
There is a dedicated accessible drop off spot located at the entrance to the park on the corner of City Road and Parramatta Road across from the Lansdowne Hotel.
Which ever way you decide to arrive, please remember to stay hydrated and be sun smart. There will be plenty of free water refilling stations on site so we strongly encourage everyone to bring their own water bottles.
See you all soon!