Yabun Festival 20150
Yabun Festival 2015
We at Pitt St Mall recognise the traditional owners of our land and give our upmost support to events such as the Yabun Festival which promote the beautiful artistic and cultural offerings of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples in our wonderful harbour city of Sydney.
The Yabun Festival is Australia’s largest one day showcase of Aboriginal and Torres Strait cultural arts with performances from blues, country, folk, hip hop, pop and traditional artists. Another common favourite for patrons is the spoken word section of the event – where varies indigenous and non-indigenous members of the community share poems and prose highlighting the various dimensions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander experience from the time of the Dreaming until the present.
Several prominent headline acts will appear including Jimblah, Benny Walker and Stephen Pigram. The Yabun Festival will also feature more than music with a rich dance program, traditional smoking ceremonies, a Speakout tent, art and craft stalls as well as other activities for the kids.
The event is officially sponsored by the City of Sydney and the price of entry is a gold coin donation. The event will be help on Australia Day Monday from 10am to 7pm at Victoria Park on the Cnr of City Road and Parramatta Road, Camperdown. Camperdown is accessible from a number of bus services running via Pitt and George St so if you would like to spend your Australia Day browsing our wonderful range of shops and retail outlets please feel free to do so – as you will be able to make your way up to the Yabun Festival with ease. Also remember that if you are considering making your way into the city after visiting the festival in the morning, be aware of significant traffic delays as patrons begin to file into the city in order to seek the best vantage point for the Australia Day Fireworks. Therefore we would advise a train from Central Station to Martin Place to minimise delays as bus routes may be crowded.