Following the success of the inaugural event, Byron Bay’s new Indigenous-focused music festival ‘Boomerang’ has announced its intentions to return for another year.
Located at Tyagareh Tea Farm, the home of Byron Bay’s Bluesfest, the Boomerang Festival received rave reviews and over 5000 attendees over the course of the 3-day event.
Held from October 4-6, the event is the shared vision of Peter Noble and Rhoda Roberts who wanted to showcase Indigenous music in a festival-form for many years.
Speaking on the success of the event, Noble said,
Never have I presented a better festival than Boomerang. My heart is swelling with pride as we walk of this event site with our roots deeper in this country for what we have just experienced in the original peoples culture. The people who came to Boomerang shared our pride in our culture and we are better people for it. I saw thousands of cameras flashing during the opening ceremony and I know that in the years to come I am going to see many more thousands. Boomerang will come back and this is going to be one of Australia’s greatest festivals.
Highlights of the inaugural weekend included performances by Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, Natalie Pa’apa’a (Blue King Brown) and Xavier Rudd.
Fingers crossed we see this culturally significant festival make its return next year and for many years to come.
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