Yarrabah Music and Cultural Festival 2023

Australia's most idyllic coastal music festival

Yarrabah Music and Cultural Festival 2023


Heading up the stage this year is Jessica Mauboy, Electric Fields, Jessie Lloyd and Yarrabah's own Yarrabah Brass Band! 

Explore traditional Gunggandji cultural practices and workshops, enjoy delectable flavours and soak up the grooviest sounds emerging from the Yarrabah community as they share the stage with some of Australia's icons.

The free event has a spot on the calendar for locals and travellers alike, bringing together those who love a good boogie and celebration of the world’s oldest living culture, all set amongst tropical Far North Queensland.

Only an hour’s drive from Cairns, Yarrabah is nestled between rolling green hills and crystalline sea – the perfect spot for a vibrant music festival. Presented by Qld Music Trails and the Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council, the all ages event combines impressive musical acts, visual arts and flavours with some of Australia’s brightest stars to showcase the incredible talent emerging from the Yarrabah community and beyond.

The Yarrabah Music & Cultural Festival was started in 2012 to reignite Yarrabah’s century-long legacy of brass music excellence. The festival has evolved from humble beginnings, created originally to debut the newly rekindled Yarrabah Brass Band. Now, it has grown into one of North Queensland’s premier destination events and the ultimate celebration of the most impressive sights, sounds and cultural practices that the Yarrabah community has to offer.

The concert is all ages and family-friendly, with patrons under the age of 16 to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Alcohol will not be for sale at this event, and BYO Alcohol will not be permitted at this event.

Limited free return bus transfers from Cairns are available - Register at Moshtix.

Tickets are FREE, but ticket registration is ESSENTIAL. 


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Yarrabah Music & Cultural Festival is presented by QMF and Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Department of Communications and the Arts' Festivals Australia program, and by Tourism and Events Queensland, and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar. The Training and Capacity Building Program has been supported by the Siganto Foundation.