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Yabun Festival brings together music, dance and ideas

One of the country’s largest gatherings of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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Dan Sultan, blues icon Buddy Knox and hip hop stars Kobie Dee and Philly will lead the First Nations performers at the festival.

Dance performances by Aboriginal communities from across NSW will celebrate the theme ‘fire and water’ at the hugely popular Corroboree Ground.

The Speak Out tent will feature guest speakers offering Indigenous perspectives on a range of issues impacting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

There’ll be more than 100 stallholders, including many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses.

Kids aged 10 years and under will receive free entry to the City’s Victoria Park Pool on the day.

Yabun means ‘music to a beat’ in the Sydney Aboriginal language.

The City of Sydney has supported Yabun Festival since 2004 and is this year’s main sponsor, contributing $121,000 to the event.

Yabun Festival is on Sunday 26 January at Victoria Park. Entry is free.

See more events taking place on Sunday 26 January.

Published 20 January 2020, updated 22 January 2020