Yarrabah Band Festival

ItsLive_Qld_Stamp_Black

FEATURING PAUL KELLY WITH VIKA & LINDA BULL, BLACK IMAGE, MAU POWER, KIRA PURU, KLP, YARRABAH BRASS BAND AND LOCAL BANDS

Australia’s most idyllic coastal music festival ,Yarrabah Band Festival, returns  with a star-laden line-up – featuring Australian musical icons and some of the brightest rising stars – as well as food stalls, local art and children’s activities, this Festival promises to be the biggest yet.

Aussie icon Paul Kelly – with Vika & Linda Bull – headline a fantastic line-up, featuring North Queensland favourites Black Image, Torres Strait hip hop legend Mau Power, rising star Kira Puru, and dance/pop powerhouse KLP. With some of the best musical talent Australia has on offer taking the stage, there’ll be something for everyone. Best of all, the event is FREE!

Yarrabah Arts Centre will be open for visitors from 12-5pm. Free entry to the Art Gallery, Boardwalk and Museum. There will be free tours with Nathan Schrieber from 2pm.

Bring a chair, blanket or cushion to Jilara Oval on Saturday 3 November, take in some of the best music Australia has to offer, and see why they call Yarrabah ‘paradise by the sea.’

Join the conversation on social media @yarrabahbandfest

View the event map

View FAQs

View the event program

Pre booked Bus Service - Book Now

CAIRNS ($25 return + booking fee)

  • Rydges, 50 Grafton St, Cairns City at 3pm and 5pm
  • Cairns DFO, Lyons St, Westcourt at 3.15pm and 5.15pm
    (If parking at DFO, please use the outer parks first)

GORDONVALE ($20 return + booking fee)

  • McDonald’s Cairns Rd, Gordonvale at 4pm and 5.30pm

All buses will depart Yarrabah at 9.45pm

BOOK NOW

SET TIMES

13:00  Mayoral Welcome

13:05  Deante Murgha & Neshariah Murgha

13:15  Faith & Cornelius Richards

13:25  Double Dip

13:40  Budda BJ & Normie Boi

13:50  Lyndelle Thomas

14:05  Cold Water Band

14:30  Adrian Thomas Band

14:50  Djun Djun Jarra

15:15  Black Crubians

15:35  Danny Murgha & Band

16:00  Yarrabah Night Birds Rock n Roll Revival

16:35  Welcomes, Blessings, & Speeches

17:00  St Augustine’s College Big Band

17:25  Yarrabah Brass Band

17:45  Yarrabah State High School Studetns with KLP and Mau Power

18:00  Mau Power

18:35  Kira Puru

19:15  Black Image

20:20  Paul Kelly & Band with Vika and Linda Bull

21:30  Finale

21:40  KLP

22:25  Farewell

SHARE YOUR FEEDBACK NOW!

Saturday 3 November 2018
Gates Open 1pm
Jilara Oval, Yarrabah
Yarrabah is approximately a 45 minute drive from Cairns

This event is free but a gold coin donation is welcome for the Yarrabah Seahawks Rugby League Club.

ATM Available

All ages event
Alcohol-free event

LOCAL ACTS

YARRABAH NIGHT BIRDS ROCK N ROLL REVIVAL

DANNY MURGHA & BAND

BLACK CUBIANS

  • Well established local band
  • Writes original music all about culture
  • Country rock band with an eclectic style
  • Have performed at the Quandamooka Festival on Stradbroke Island

CHOICE BREW

ADRIAN THOMAS BAND

DJUN DUN JARRA

Djun Djun Jarra are a young country, rock and reggae band who started writing their own songs and performing during their primary and high school years in Yarrabah. They have since had many opportunities to perform as a group in and beyond Yarrabah for various concerts and festivals as support acts for other well-known artists and bands.

LYNDELLE THOMAS

  • Loves country music
  • Performed at Tamworth Country Music Festival
  • Dolly Parton fan

FAITH & CORNELIUS RICHARDS

Faith Richards is 15 years old and loves singing and being involved in the creative arts. She had the opportunity on many occasions to share her stories and her ideas through music and arts activities in Yarrabah. Faith also performed at the 2016 and 2017 Yarrabah Band Festival.

Cornelius has been singing and writing his own songs since he was a young boy, jamming with his family members and sharing his unique voice in various styles of music such as country, rock and reggae. Cornelius performed at the 2017 Yarrabah Band Festival.

BUDDA BJ & NORMIE BOI

DOUBLE DIP

Double Dip are a duo act by two sister Mulan and Yanjika Neal. The sister love to dance and perform and had the opportunity to perform at the 2016 and 2017 Yarrabah Band Festival singing their very own self written songs. They are even more excited to be performing again this year for the Yarrabah Band Festival in 2018.

DEANTE MURGHA & NESHARIAH MURGHA

STALLS LIST

There will be a fantastic range of local food stalls to choose from on the day, including:

  • Blaq Pearl: Torres Strait Islander Cuisine
  • Daintree Candy Co
  • DJ’s La Chow
  • East Coast Paella Co
  • Gilpul Café
  • Kalesa Street Feast
  • Madame Kransky’s German Sausages
  • Richard’s Salt & Pepper Takeaway
  • Spoonies Fro-Yo
  • Totally Twisted Potatoes
  • Wonderfair All American Fried
  • Yarrabah Seahawks Rugby League Club Kiosk
  • Yarricino
  • + More

Also make sure to browse the wonderful arts, crafts and clothing and information stalls on offer!

ABOUT YARRABAH BAND FESTIVAL

The Yarrabah Band Festival has swiftly become one of the region’s most popular annual events, with audiences over 4000 in 2017.  It was established after the revival of the Yarrabah Brass Band, which has played a pivotal role in Queensland’s cultural heritage since 1901. By providing an opportunity for the Band to share the stage with some of Australia’s greatest musical talent, the Yarrabah Band Festival aims to inspire and empower audiences through music, and welcome people from around Australia and the world into the Yarrabah community.

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

Logo_yarrabahshirecouncil_5_mono

Major Partners

Queensland Government queensland-music-festival-tim-fairfax-family-foundation queensland-music-festival-australian-council-for-the-arts

Gold Partners

    Hutchinson BuildersFestivals Australia logo

Silver Partner

 

Bronze Partner

DirringhyLogo_NoBackGroud (1)      Gurriny Yealamucka Health Service Aboriginal Corporation Logo_monoqueensland-music-festival-bbm-89-7-fm

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.

Poster photo credit: “Paul Kelly presents The Merry Soul Sessions” by Brice Baker (Flickr: kingArthur_aus), used under CC BY QMF / Desaturated and coloured from original.

Sign-up to stay up to date with Queensland Music Festival news, events and tours.