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Opening Night

02 May Free 4 hrs

Don’t miss the magical opening ceremony of the 2019 YIRRAMBOI Festival. Be enchanted and inspired as a line-up of established and emerging Blak musicians and performers create mesmerising installations and soundscapes to herald the Festival’s opening and set the stage for the ten days to come. The talent includes a spirited selection of performers from legendary soprano Deborah Cheetham, to emerging creatives Allara Briggs Pattison, Maya Hodge, Glenn Skuthorpe and the Homelands Tour, Monica Karo, Sermsah Bin Saad, Soju Gang and The Merindas. This is a free event, with festivities continuing into the night.


Wheelchair Accessible


  • Festival Hub Design and Opening Curator: Caroline Martin, Creative Director YIRRAMBOI Festival
  • Music Design/Composer Welcome Ceremony: James Henry
  • Lighting Design: Sam Doyle
  • Producer: Sherene Stewart
  • Soprano: Deborah Cheetham AO
  • Contemporary Dancer: Sermsah Bin Saad
  • Spoken Word: Monica Jasmine McDonald
  • Musician: Allara Briggs Pattison
  • Band: Glenn Skuthorpe and The Homelands Tour
  • Performers: The Merindas
  • Violinist: Maya Hodge
  • DJ: Soju Gang