Pack your own picnic and gather around the fire pits for a night of exceptional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musical talent.
Start the Naidoc week off right with this free concert. Held from 7 p.m. on the verdant Walumil Lawn of the Barangaroo Game Reserve, it features a musical lineup from four Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, an adults-only bar run by Archie Rose Distillery, and Burger Head food trucks. and Urban Pasta. But it’s mostly bells and whistles – you’re welcome to pack your own picnic and claim a spot next to one of the fire pits to enjoy the show.
Headlining singer-songwriter Mo’Ju draws inspiration from blues to pop, writing and performing emotional songs that explore their identity as Wiradjuri, Filipino and queer.
Rapper Ziggy Ramo, known for his powerful flows reminiscent of the golden age of hip-hop, is also on the bill. Expect him to share some uncomfortable truths in his fast and direct shooting style.
On the warmer, more polished ending, up-and-coming Queensland duo Aya J will showcase their garish brand of electro pop; vocalist Tessa Thames will bring easy and uplifting vibes; and Cloe Terare will present her bass and r’n’b version of pop.