Sydney, Australia – The Yabun Festival will present some of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music from around the country in 2012.

Music sensation Jessica Mauboy will headline the festival alongside the illustrious talents of Dan Sultan and Australia’s most iconic female Indigenous Entertainer Christine Anu.

Gadigal Information Service’s General Manager, Lily Shearer says:

“Yabun Festival has grown into the most exciting one day festival of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in Australia. Our 10th Yabun Festival will be an outstanding celebration of the achievements we’ve made in its 10 years to date!  We’re so proud to have these artists on board, and we’ll be announcing more performers and activities closer to the date.”

“Yabun means ‘music with a beat’ from the Sydney Aboriginal language.  While ever our hearts are beating we will gather our families and friends to celebrate with music, dance, food, stories, laughter and acknowledge our history.  That’s the heart of Yabun Festival and why it keeps getting stronger,” Ms Shearer said.

Presented by Koori Radio 93.7FM the Yabun Festival started in 2003, and held annually on the 26th of January. It is the largest single day Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander festival drawing an audience of between 10,000 and 15,000. In 2012 Yabun Festival will be celebrating in style and we look forward to sharing this milestone with the Australian communities.

10am to 7pm, Victoria Park, City Road, Chippendale, Thursday 26th January 2012

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