Gurrumul and Archie Roach lead the first announcement for the inaugural Boomerang Festival, to be held in Byron Bay in October.
The Boomerang Festival is called the Indigenous festival for all Australians. It is a collaboration between Bluesfest’s Peter Noble and festival director Rhoda Roberts.
Bluesfest director Peter Noble said in a statement, “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.”
For the first ever event Gurrumul will perform with the Queensland Virtuoso Symphony Orchestra. Archie Roach will be joined by Lou Bennett, Emma Donovan and Deline Briscoe and a 10-piece ensemble with a string quartet.
The Boomerang Festival will also feature dance, comedy, theatre, film and guest speakers.
The Boomerang Festival will take place from October 4 to 6, Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Byron Bay (the home of Bluesfest).
Boomerang Festival First Announcement
Gurrumul with the 24 piece Queensland Virtuoso Symphony Orchestra
Archie Roach with Lou Bennett, Emma Donovan & Deline Briscoe
and a ten-piece ensemble feat. string quartet
Sean Choolburra- 50 Shades of Black
Tammy Anderson’s – I don’t Wanna Play House
Butcher Paper, Texta, Blackboard and Chalk
Archie Roach performs at Noise11.com: