An outstanding lineup of First Nations talent are heading to Shepparton for a special concert on Saturday, February 26th, in an effort to raise awareness and support for the journey towards TREATY in Victoria.
The Treaty Day Out has been organised by the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria to coincide with a by-election in which Aboriginal people in Victoria’s north-east will decide who will represent them in the important Treaty process.
Local legend Archie Roach leads the lineup. Having been born in the town of Mooroopna, just a few minutes away from Shepparton, it will be a special event for the ARIA Hall of Fame member.
Hometown rapper Briggs should expect a hero’s welcome with his firebrand live set. Also on the lineup is Yothu Yindi, the band that created the iconic protest song “Treaty” that helped take the Treaty message from the Northern Territory to the rest of the world.
Marcus Stewart, co-chair of the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria and proud Nira illim bulluk man of the Taungurung nation, shared his excitement about the upcoming concert. “What a line up! From established musical heroes to cutting-edge new talent, the day will have something for everyone. We’re really excited to be back out in community and celebrating our culture and music again,” he said.
Victoria Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are enrolled with the Assembly will be given free entry to the concert. Eligible people can enrol at the First Peoples Vic website. For non-Aboriginal people and those not enrolled in the Assembly, tickets are reasonably priced at $50.
The concert will of course be COVID-safe, which is the key to it being successful according to Bangerang and Wiradjuri Elder and co-chair of the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria, Geraldine Atkinson. “A lot of work has gone into the event to make sure it can go ahead in keeping with all of the best health advice,” she said.
“We’ve even arranged for our friends at the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) to bring the mobile vaccination clinic to the event, so you’ll be able to come along for an awesome day of music, show your support for Treaty, have your say by casting your vote in the by-election, and to top it all off you can also get your booster while you’re at it.”
Treaty Day Out takes place on Saturday, February 26th at the Aboriginal community-run Rumbalara Football Netball Club. Tickets are now on sale at Treaty Day Out website.
Treaty Day Out 2022
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Marlon x Rulla
Madi Colville Walker
Saturday, February 26th
Rumbalara Football Netball Club, Shepparton, VIC