Reformed Yothu Yindi Headline Queensland Music Festival’s Yarrabah Festival

Baker Boy joins Yothu Yindi and Thandi Phoenix for Yarrabah Music & Cultural Festival. Baker Boy joins Yothu Yindi and Thandi Phoenix for Yarrabah Music & Cultural Festival.

The return of Yarrabah Festival (FNQ) brings with it the reformation of iconic Indigenous music act Yothu Yindi.


Held as part of Queensland Music Festival, the Yarrabah Music & Cultural Festival in June will feature the legendary Yothu Yindi reforming with five of the original members live on stage for the first time since the passing of M Yunupingu.

Yothu Yindi's canon of timeless and culturally significant work is being brought back to life by M Yunupingu's nephew Yirrnga Yunipingu.

“We look forward to bringing Yothu Yindi back to the stage and sharing our culture and music with the people of Far North Queensland,” Yirrnga Yunupingu says.

“It is time for the messages of Yothu Yindi to be heard again and we couldn’t think of a better cultural platform than the iconic Yarrabah Music and Cultural Festival.”


Joining the stellar line-up for Yarrabah Festival in 2019 is the 'Fresh Prince of Arnhem Land' Baker Boy and dancefloor soul queen Thandi Phoenix, together with a performance from the Yarrabah Brass Band plus more acts to be announced.

The free, family-friendly event is just 45 minutes’ drive from Cairns in an idyllic coastal setting providing the perfect day out with market stalls, local art and a celebration of the Gungganji people and cultures of all Nations represented in Yarrabah and surrounds.

The event will also hold weaving, spear and shield making workshops along with the launch of a new exhibit in the Yarrabah Arts Precinct.

Yarrabah Music & Cultural Festival takes place at Jilara Oval (Yarrabah) 15 June.

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