Pack your own picnic and gather around the fire pits for a night of exceptional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musical talent.
Start Naidoc Week with a blast at this free performance. Held from 7pm in Barangaroo Reserve’s leafy Walumil Lawn, it features a four-piece musical lineup from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, an adults-only bar run by Archie Rose Distillery, plus food trucks from Burger Head and Urban Pasta. But that’s usually bells and whistles – you’re welcome to just pack your own picnic and claim a spot next to one of the fire pits to enjoy the show.
Headliner singer-songwriter Mo’Ju takes influence from blues to pop, writing and performing emotional songs that explore their identity as Wiradjuri, Filipino and queer person.
Rapper Ziggy Ramo, known for powerful flows that hark back to the golden age of hip-hop, is also on the program. Expect him to share inconvenient truths in his distinctively direct, fast-paced style.
On the hotter and more polished end, up-and-coming Queensland duo Aya J will be showcasing their garish brand of electro-pop; singer Tessa Thames will bring easy, elated vibes; and Cloe Terare will showcase her bass and r’n’b oriented take on pop.