Forgoing the typical festival traditions of blotchy spray tan, slurring along to misogynistic rap, clothing-is-optional landscapes and goddarn exxy tickets, Yabun Festival 2014 is a pocket of oxygen with its one-day showcase of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts – the biggest in the nation, to be precise.
Underscored in its 12th year by the theme ‘Survive’, the revelry will be headlined by Aussie rock icons Bart Willoughby Band, with serenades from Emma Donovan & The Puttbacks, Leah Flanagan, Kutcha Edwards, Renegades of Munk and King Brown. Afterwards, hip hop royals MC Sky’High and Native Rhyme will take the mic at Marrickville’s Factory Theatre, before DJ Black President assaults the decks. The festival is free on Sunday January 26 at Victoria Park in Camperdown.
Snag tickets for the after party at factorytheatre.com.au.