We're getting the Band back together!
Yarrabah has a rich history of instrumental music with the first brass band being formed in 1901 and touring across the state, taking the sounds of Yarrabah far and wide.
That tradition has been dormant for more than 40 years… until now!
Yarrabah Band Festival sees not only the first performance of the newly-formed community band but also a coming together of Indigenous players from across the region. Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy students from Aurukun, Coen and Hope Vale join local performers for an evening of music that heralds the return of Indigenous bands to northern Queensland.
As part of the celebrations, visiting musicians Darren Percival (The Voice), Thelma Plum (Deadly Award Winner) and the Morrison Brothers will take to the stage before an all-in, massed-band finale. The band is back!
Presented by Queensland Music Festival, Yarrabah Shire Council and Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy.