ABOUT THE SHOW
Early bird tickets are sold-out.
Few musicians have shaped Australia’s cultural and political landscape like Yothu Yindi. The Yolngu legends made 1990s Australia sit up and listen with hits like Treaty and Tribal Voice resonating across the nation.
Since bursting onto the scene in the late 1980s, the pioneering band of blackfellas and whitefellas made history as the first Aboriginal band to peak on the ARIA singles chart and gain international recognition. With sounds stretching from tribal Yolngu beats and vocals, to contemporary electronica and thumping rock ‘n’ roll, a political heart is beating throughout it all.
Now thirty years on and featuring original band members and fresh talent from the next generation, this revamped supergroup of blackfellas and whitefellas from far North East Arnhem Land continues to honour the music and movement sparked by its founders.
As words from their timeless anthem Treaty reverberate into present-day conversations, this is a band, and a message, that will make you think, feel and move.
Yothu Yindi is supported by Meanjin based trio Tjaka. Proud descendants of the Jabirr Jabirr tribe in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.
Photographer: Lachlan Douglas, SomeFX
Part of ΩHM 2024.
7.30 PM – DOORS
8.00 PM – TJAKA
9.15 PM – WELCOME TO COUNTRY
9.20 PM – YOTHU YINDI
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Yothu Yindi’s career has spanned multiple decades, with hit albums and singles including Treaty, Djapana (Sunset Dreaming), Tribal Voice, Timeless Land, World Turning and more.
They’ve been nominated for 12 ARIA Awards and won eight.
Stalwarts of the Indigenous music scene in Australia, Yothu Yindi have toured the globe, winning fans across the US, Europe and the Pacific, and performing all across Australia in between, including with Midnight Oil, Paul Kelly, Neil Young and Santana.
In 2012 they were inducted alongside the greats of Australian music into the ARIA Hall of Fame.
Yothu Yindi are joined on the night by Meanjin based trio Tjaka. Hear their trailblazing sound fusing modern hip-hop, reggae, and funk with ancestral beats.
Yothu Yindi + Tjaka are supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES
Suitable for ages : all ages