New music and lifestyle festival to feature strong line-up of Australian and Indigenous artists

Lana Wilson / August 07, 2013 05:08 PM

Five Who’s Who entrants are set to participate in a new sustainable music and culture festival in Byron Bay in October.

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Archie Roach will perform at the 2013 Boomerang Festival. Photo: archieroach.com.au

The first ever Boomerang Festival, which is expected to be the nation’s first ever commercially sustainable festival set over two days, will feature a strong line-up of indigenous and Australian performers, artists and entertainers.

Who’s Who of Australia’s Archie Roach and Gurrumul Yunupingu have signed on to perform during the festival, while the University of Technology of Sydney’s Chair of Indigenous Research, Larissa Behrendt, will lead discussions on feminism.

Other workshops will also be hosted by Who’s Who in Australia entrants George Negus and Ernie Dingo, who will discuss a range of relavent topics, such as indigenous football.

While the Boomerang Festival will feature a range of international acts, Festival Director and Who’s Who of Australian Women entrant Rhonda Roberts says the event will be inclusive and “for all of us”.

“If you believe in reconciliation this is the festival to attend,” she said.

The Boomerang Festival will kick off in Byron Bay in New South Wales on October 4.

Source: Fairfax, Boomerang Festival

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