Yarrabah Band Festival

Yarrabah Band Festival


Yarrabah Band Festival will be held on Saturday 3 November, 2018 in partnership with the Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council. The annual event has grown since 2013 to become a key event for the community and Far North Queensland, with audience of over 4000 in 2017. The Festival will be a full day of live music, food stalls, local art and kids rides on the Jilara Football Oval in Yarrabah.

The origin of the Festival was founded on the Yarrabah Brass Band which was re-established with the assistance of QMF; it is part of a beloved history from the early brass bands in the late 1800s, to the 1950s and again today.

In recent years Yarrabah Band Festival has featured beloved Australian country music star Troy Cassar-Daley, ARIA Award winner Archie Roach, jazz sensation James Morrison, and the host of Triple J’s House Party, KLP. The 2018 line up will be announced soon, sign up to our eNews and follow us on social media to keep up to date.


We are currently calling for expression on interests for performers, stall holders, events crew and security. For more information and to register, click here.

Saturday 3 November 2018
Jilara Football Oval, Yarrabah
Gates Open 1pm


Yarrabah Band Festival is presented by Queensland Music Festival and Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council.


Major Partners

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Gold Partners

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Silver Partner





Bronze Partner

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This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Department of Communications and the Arts’ Festivals Australia program and through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

The Queensland Government is proud to support the Yarrabah Band Festival through: the Arts Illuminate Queensland Arts Showcase Program, and Tourism and Events Queensland as part of the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar, showcasing Australia’s best live events in Australia’s best destinations.

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