" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

September 29, 2013

Boomerang Festival 2013

Final Program

Music & Dance

Visitors to the Festival will be treated to some 133 performances and experiences from music to workshops, fire gatherings, dance participations and conversations with some unexpected surprises.
No other Australian event quite matches the number of Indigenous performers including some 70 clans group represented from across Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia
With its diverse list of talent now announced, Boomerang Festival at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm in Byron Bay is the place to be on the October long weekend.
Boomerang Festival 2013 Line Up Already Announced:

 Wantok:SING SING performing WanSolwaraPipel feat Frank Yamma, 
Djakapurra, George Telek
Vika & Linda Bull (Tonga), Airileke, Albert David, Patriq Kas Futialo, Tieni Ruapene

 Archie Roach with Lou Bennett, Emma Donovan & Deline Briscoe and a Ten-Piece Ensemble
The Chooky Dancers, Quique Neira, Moana and the Tribe , Busby Marou (QLD)

 Casey Donovan (NSW) Ernie Dingo – Shellie Morris
Thelma Plum – The Medics
Jack Charles(VIC) Dr Djiniyini Gondarra OAM (NT)
Rako Dancers Sean Choolburra’s 50 Shades of Black
 Tammy Anderson’s I Don’t Wanna Play House – Larissa Behrendt
Film Screening of Butcher Paper, Texta, Blackboard and Chalk, Jeff McMullen – Arakwal Dancers
Boomerang Festival program launch announcement includes:
Breabach (Scotland)
Digging Roots (Canada)
Nga Tae (NZ)
Dubmarine (QLD)

Ray Beadle (NSW/NZ)
Jerome Kavanagh: TE HAA AIO (NZ)
Pacific Curls (NZ)
TsuuT’ina & Anishnaabe (Canada)
Gary Foley (VIC)
Real Injun (Canada)
Other music performances include:
Slip On Stereo (QLD) Bow and Arrow (NSW) Getano Bann (QLD)
Supafresh (NSW) Blakboi (NSW)
Dance Grounds:
Move it Mob Style (NSW)
Malu Kiai Mura Buia (TSI)
Vou (Fiji)
Jannawi Dancers Koomurri Dancers Bunggul Dancers
Speakers Program:
George Negus(NSW) , Melissa Lucashenko (QLD) Romaine Morton (NSW) Richard Frankland (VIC)
The Boomerang International Indigenous Film Festival (BIIFF) will be launched featuring shorts, documentary and feature films including the award winning Reel Injun featuring Clint Eastwood and Adam Beach.
Boomerang Festival aims to be accessible. With early bird offers we feature an array of music, dance, theatre, comedy, film and visual arts, along with cultural knowledge exchanges and thought provoking conversations.
I'll be there for one, maybe two days.
I wish I could afford all three days, but I'm lucky to be going at all with my dwindling finances.
I'm looking forward to it.


  1. This looks great Daz! Though, I can't help but feel a little bit disappointed that there will be no seagull boomerang-chucking this year. :-(

  2. @KU
    Who said ?
    It's right next to the beach and I do own a boomerang,but I can see the seagull avoiding my rang and it coming back and knocking me out .-)

    I still haven't decided which day I'm going to go,either.I can only afford one day,so It may be Saturday since I really like Gurrumul and Xavier Rudd's music,but I've seen them before and John Williamson is playing Sunday and that will be the closing ceremony,but then again it would be cool to go Friday as that is the first ever day,but the line up isn't so strong.
    Decisions,decisions :-(

  3. You have such cool things going on in your area, Daz. Australia keeps moving up on my bucket list!

  4. Enjoy! All sounds great - look forward to the photos.