2013 Share the Spirit Festival will turn the Treasury Gardens into a thriving hub of Indigenous music, dance and culture on Saturday 26th January, presented by Songlines Aboriginal Music.
Share the Spirit is Melbourne's largest and longest running Indigenous music festival. A jam-packed program of music, dance and cultural activities which showcases and celebrates the collective talent, support and passion of the local Indigenous community.
Featuring a mix of established and emerging Indigenous artists, the line-up includes Aboriginal Rock-Reggae pioneer Bart Willoughby and band, Stiff Gins, Kutcha Edwards, VIPA Award Winner Lee Morgan, the Songlines SKIN Choir and a traditional dance showcase by Koorioboree.
Open to the public, Youth Stage features traditional dance and hip hop workshops as well as dance-off and MC battles hosted by Songlines Hip Hop Collective.
A day-long multi-stage event attracting crowds who come together in the name of reconciliation.
This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the Day of Mourning, a protest organised by the Aboriginal Progressive Association against the injustices surrounding the treatment of Aboriginal People in Australia held on January 26, 1938.
Share The Spirit Festival
Saturday 26th January Treasury Gardens, Corner of Spring Street and Wellington Parade