Celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, art, music, dance, politics and heritage with performances by Kev Carmody, Rochelle Pitt, Warren H. Williams and Dani Young, Salt Lake Band (Groote Eylandt) and more …
First held at Redfern Park in 2003, Yabun Festival continues in the tradition of Aboriginal ‘Survival Day’ gatherings. These gatherings, held to coincide with Australia Day, have occurred throughout the country since as early as the 1930’s, and seek to commemorate, bring attention to, and celebrate the survival of Australia’s Indigenous cultures in the face of European invasion.
Starting out with a single stage and under 10 stalls, Yabun quickly grew to become Sydney’s major Survival Day event, eventually moving to its current home in Victoria Park, Camperdown, where it now features two performance stages, over 100 stalls, and a wide range of festival components.
Yabun is a highly anticipated event that provides a positive social space for audiences to celebrate, share, and immerse themselves in the world’s oldest surviving culture.