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Boomerang Festival

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Here at Common Ground we are super excited to see the introduction of a new multi-arts event called Boomerang Festival on the Bluesfest site at  Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm for a totally new experience. Taking place in Byron Bay on October 4 – 6, 2013, Boomerang Festival offers a full artistic program and an insight into Indigenous cultures that until now you would need to travel far and wide into remote Australia to fully experience. 

Crossing all genres, leading musicians Gurrumul, Archie Roach and the hit from London Olympics Festival WANTOK  headline what will be three exceptional days of music, dance, theatre, comedy, film and visual arts from Australian Indigenous culture and around the world. Also taking to the stage will be music sweetheart Thelma Plum and triple j faves and NIMA 2012 winners The Medics.

Renowned Australian actor, TV host and personality Ernie Dingo, and leading Indigenous Academics Larissa Behrendt and Richard Frankland  spearhead the speakers program with thought provoking conversations and topical discussions, while Sean Choolburra is sure to guarantee laughs with his new show “Fifty Shades of Black.”

Local custodians, Arakwal clan will take to the dance stage grounds on the lands of the Bundjalung, welcoming all to beautiful Byron Shire. Boomerang Festival also features a line up of international [First Nations] performers from Scotland, Canada, New Zealand, Fiji and Vanuatu. There will be fire circles, healing circles, storytelling circles, weaving circle and crying circles – this is a cultural festival that offers an intimate connection with First Nation peoples and rich and rewarding experience for all the family.

Boomerang Festival

Friday October 4 – Sunday October 6
Tyagarah Tea Farm, Byron Bay
Single day, two day and three day passes on sale.
Camping available on site.

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