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A FREE
FESTIVAL
CELEBRATING
FIRST NATIONS
CULTURE

25 - 26 NOV 2017
FREE ALL WEEKEND
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE FORECOURT

This November, Homeground returns bigger and better than ever featuring the very best First Nations artists from Australia and around the world.

Join us to celebrate the power of contemporary artists and ancient customs in this free two-day festival packed with live music, dance, workshops, markets and more. 

Download Homeground Timetable Here

Dance

Dance Rites

26 Nov 2017

Dance Rites is Australia’s national Indigenous dance competition celebrating the sharing of cultural knowledge including language, dance, skin markings and instruments from one generation to the next.
ARIA Hall of Fame inductees Yothu Yindi reunite with special guests to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Filthy Lucre remix of “Treaty.”
Music

Electric Fields

25 Nov 2017

Experience a striking fusion of traditional culture and electronic music with powerful new music duo Electric Fields (featuring Michael Ross and Zaachariaha Fielding).
Dance

Muggera

25 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017

The Muggera Dancers come from a long line of cultural leaders, song men, world-class dancers and didgeridoo players with a formidable respect for culture.
Music

Irish Mythen

25 Nov 2017

Contemporary folk singer, Irish Mythen is a globetrotting musician and descendant of Ireland’s First Nation’s people, the Celts.
Markets

Arts Market

25 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017

The Homeground Arts Market returns in 2017 to present a global marketplace of exquisite art, homewares, jewellery and food.
Music

Kahl Wallis

25 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017

Lead singer and songwriter for indie/alternative band The Medics, environmental and social activist, storyteller, and now solo performer, Kahl Wallis is a young Aboriginal First Nation Artist on a mission.
Film

Winda Film Festival Screening

25 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017

Homeground is joining forces with Winda Film Festival by screening a special Indigenous short films program showcasing First Nations filmmakers from around the world.
Dance

Rako Pasefika

25 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017

Rako Pasefika are a collaborative dance group with artists from Fiji, Rotuma, Tonga and Rabi whose work is led by their love for their heritage and their ever-present connection to the Pacific Islands.
Workshops

Weaving Workshops

25 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017

Take part in one of the oldest Australian First Nations traditions and learn the art of weaving.
Art

Sand Mandala

25 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017

Witness the creation of an exquisite Sand Mandala formed by millions of grains of brightly coloured sand, intricately placed with great skill by the Namgyal monks of Tibet.
Music

Sorong Samarai

25 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017

Urgent, fiery and innovative, this is the new sound of urban Melanesia.
Music

Tenzin Choeygal

25 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017

Tenzin Choegyal returns to Homeground with his distinctly powerful and captivating musical styles.
Music

Mau Power

26 Nov 2017

Mau Power will present a dynamic showcase of Torres Strait culture, language and dance fused with lyrical poetry and influences of Hip Hop.
Explore the Tibetan style of vocal projection and be inspired by Tibetan storytellers who performed musical parables for generations.
Dance

Jannawi Dance Clan

26 Nov 2017

From the rich storytelling traditions of Aboriginal NSW, Jannawi dance clan shine a light on strength, resilience and the artistry of Aboriginal women, men, youth and dance culture today.
Dance

Koomurri

25 Nov 2017

Winners of Dance Rites 2016, Koomurri Aboriginal Dancers, return to perform at Homeground.
Dance

Te Rua Mauri

25 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017

Experience the expressive dance styles of traditional Maori culture.
Workshops

Interactive Workshops: I Moving Lab

25 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017

Experience this performative workshop which will take you on a visual and sonic journey and will provide you with a unique perspective as a guest on Gadigal lands.
Tour

Bennelong Walk

25 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017

Discover the unique stories of the Gadigal people and their connection to Bennelong Point as a gathering place for community, ceremony and storytelling.
Music

Radical Son

25 Nov 2017

Effortlessly crossing genres from soul to hip-hop and beyond, Radical Son is a standout vocalist and songwriter like no other.
Workshops

Healing Workshops

25 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017

Experience the art of Rongoa Healing, and walk away feeling focused and centred.
Dance

Malu Kiai Mura Buai

25 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017

This Brisbane-based Torres Strait Islander family dance group will share traditional songs and dances based on the stories of everyday island life.