Despite Yabun falling on such a contentious and emotional day, the turn out to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture was HUGE, inclusive, affirming and at times overwhelmingly beautiful.
We’re always blown away by the positive energy around Yabun, but this year REALLY was something special.
From the bottom to the top of our hearts, the whole Yabun team would like to THANK the following people:
*All our generous sponsors (listed below)
*All the AMAZING volunteers who gave their time and energy in the punishing heat, to help bring YABUN to life
*All the hard working stall holders who made the marketplace too deadly
*All the dancers and musicians who brought so many good vibes
*All the march organisers (F.I.R.E.) and everyone that marched to Yabun from the Block
*And of course EVERYONE THAT ATTENDED on the day!
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
Hope we see you all again next year.
PS: The Yabun team is currently on hiatus until we gather again in July to start the planning for 2019. If you want to stay in touch and keep up on what's happening, please check us out on Facebook.
Yabun Festival is the largest one day gathering and recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in Australia, held annually on 26th of January upon the traditional lands of the Gadigal people in Sydney.
Established in 2001, Yabun (meaning ‘music to a beat’ in Gadigal language) is a free event that features live music, a bustling stalls market, panel discussions and community forums on Aboriginal issues, children’s activities, and traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural performances.
Yabun Festival welcomes everyone to join us in this one of a kind event which honours the survival of the world’s oldest living culture.
To view the 2018 program click here.
Speak Out Tent
On the Green - AFL/NRL
THE 2018 MAINSTAGE LINE-UP
Yabun Festival hosts a thriving stalls market, featuring a wide range of food and merchandise, as well as stalls operated by community organisations promoting services and information. You can browse Indigenous themed items, including clothing, jewelry, arts and crafts, music, and lots more.
If you are interested in holding a stall at Yabun 2019 please check back in with us from mid year (June/July), when applications for our marketplace reopen.
Yabun Festival would never happen if it wasn't for the help of so many deadly volunteers. Applications to volunteer at Yabun 2019 will re-open in late 2018 (around October/November) so stay tuned!
Yabun Festival has a range of different sponsorship packages available to suit the needs and budgets for a range of potential patrons.
Sponsors for 2019 can look forward to significant exposure and recognition as an organisation and/or group that contributes to the success of Sydney’s premier Indigenous festival celebrating First Nations arts and culture. For further info please download our sponsorship pack or contact the Yabun Festival team at email@example.com.