YIRRAMBOI Festival is Australia’s premier First Nations arts and cultural event. Every two years, YIRRAMBOI Festival will fill the city of Melbourne in May with an exciting program of free and low-cost events across music, dance, theatre, film, exhibitions, markets, fashion parades, family-friendly events, talks and symposiums, at more than 25 different venues.
YIRRAMBOI means ‘tomorrow’ in the shared local languages of the Boonwurrung and Woiwurrung peoples. The Festival presents a future-focused celebration of the sophistication, diversity and continuous evolution of the longest living culture in the world.
With Creative Director Caroline Martin (Boonwurrung) at the helm, the next Festival will be held from 6 to 16 May 2021 to celebrate and demonstrate innovative, modern practices of First Nations creatives, showcasing unique talents and perspectives.