Yarrabah Band Festival


Yarrabah Band Festival

“a celebration of Yarrabah’s rich musical talent”James-Morrison-with-Shellie-Morris

On the 8th of November the Queensland Music Festival (QMF) returned to Far North Queensland to present the second annual Yarrabah Band Festival. The outdoor event featured many local artists such as Djun Djun Jarra, Night Owls, Elverina Johnson, Nightbirds, Black Carubians, St Augustine’s College and the Yarrabah Brass Band, alongside special guest James Morrison. The local artists were joined by headliners Busby Marou and the Darwin-based singer/songwriter Shellie Morris.

The outdoor event was started last year as a way to revive the Yarrabah Brass Band, known to be one of the best brass bands in Queensland during the first half of the 20th Century.

The Queensland Music Festival’s Artistic Director James Morrison said that the Festival was a celebration of Yarrabah’s rich musical talent.Djun-Djun-Jarra-(2)

“We’re thrilled to continue working with the Yarrabah community and celebrate the unique talent the region has to offer.”

The festival not only had performances from local and headline artists, but also food and local artwork for sale at the venue.

Yarrabah Band Festival was presented by Queensland Music Festival and Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council at the Bishop Malcolm Park in Yarrabah.


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