Sydney's boldest new dance pop-star
- Sydney Opera House
Unite with friends and family for This Land; a First Nations celebration of the sound, soul, and spirit of the many nations in this country.
There are many voices that shape this nation, but none stronger and more connected as the First Peoples of this country. Songlines are central to First Nations people and connect the stories of land, water, sky, and lore. Songlines are a form of communication passed down from generation to generation, shaping the original nations and identity of where we call home. City of Newcastle and the Wollotuka Institute at The University of Newcastle collaborated to bring This Land to life. Join us for a sensational line-up of nationally renowned and local First Nations artists, and celebrate the sound, soul and spirit of the many nations of this land.
This is a FREE community event. Bookings are NOT required, but we encourage you to register your interest to receive future updates.
Kamilaroi-Samoan artist, Becca Hatch is carving her own path in the contemporary R&B, dance-pop scene. After winning Triple J Unearthed High’s Indigenous Initiative in 2017 she has continued to build her artistic reputation.
Becca’s 2020 single ‘2560’ was an ARIA nominated hit and she has been commended for her memorable Triple J Like A Version cover of “Burn For You” by John Farnham.
DENNI is a proud Pakana woman with a distinct voice and memorable stage presence. With close to a decade of national performance history and a unique journey through sound, transitioning from folk to electric and now hip hop, DENNI is not to be missed.
Emerging artist Maanyung uses his voice to connect with country and spirit. His captivating tone and lyrical storytelling as he sings in native language will stay with you beyond This Land.
Blanche is a self produced singer-songwriter, his latest release, “We All Go a Little Mad Sometimes” is an intimate mixture of sweeping orchestral moments and Spanish-influenced guitar.
Award-winning singer/songwriter/performing artist and proud Worimi and Gamilaroi man, hear local Jacob Ridgeway's RnB melody, authentic Country storytelling and Hip-Hop production as he performs his hits “I'm Not Coming Home” and “Bullyman”.
Recommended for audiences of all ages. There are food trucks on site. No BYO.
This event is general admission with unallocated seating. You are welcome to bring a picnic blanket or chair.
3 hours with intervals
6:00pm - Dancenorth NOISE
6:35pm - Jacob Ridgeway
7:05pm - Maanyung
7:30pm - Blanche
7:55pm - DENNI
8:30pm - Becca Hatch
CONTENT & SENSORY WARNING
This performance may contain course language and adult themes.
ARTISTS & COLLABORATORS
Curator: Jacob Ridgeway
WET WEATHER CONTINGENCY
In the unlikely event of extreme weather impacting this event, news will be posted on social media and on this event page. We will also email all those who have registered for updates.
This Land is proudly sponsored by the University of Newcastle and supported by 2NURFM.