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NAIDOC Up Late is an Evening of First Nations Music Coming to Barangaroo

NAIDOC Up Late is kicking things off for this year’s NAIDOC week with an epic lineup of exceptional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. The Shane Warne Just Dropped the Ultimate Session Gin & Tonic will bring the community together for a free concert of live soul and electro-pop tunes at Barangaroo Reserve’s Walumil Lawn on Saturday, 2nd of July. Audiences should get ready to be wowed, with ARIA nominated singer-songwriter and eclectic musical icon Mo’Ju headlining the night alongside a lineup of talented Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists including Ziggy Ramo, Aya J, Tessa Thames, and Cloe Terare.

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What: NAIDOC Up Late concert
When: Saturday, 2nd of July 2022
Where: Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo NSW 2000

The event is all about celebrating First Nations cultures, music and dance as part of NAIDOC week. This year, NAIDOC Week runs from 3 to 10 July and celebrates the achievements, traditions and strengths of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It is not only celebrated in Indigenous communities but is an opportunity for all walks of life to join in.

Taking place at 7 pm on an outdoor stage in Sydney’s iconic Barangaroo, a location that’s not been chosen without careful consideration – Barangaroo is steeped in Aboriginal culture and history. In fact, the Barangaroo landscape takes its name after a powerful Cammeraygal woman who lived in the area at the time of early colonial settlement. Barangaroo was a strong and independent leader, hunter and provider who was determined to preserve the traditional way of life in the Aboriginal communities. As such, the concert’s location will allow locals and visitors alike to be fully immersed in the area’s rich history, with its heritage, stories and culture brought to life through an amazing lineup of First Nations musicians and cultural dance performances.

“We’re delighted to host our first NAIDOC Up Late concert at Barangaroo Reserve and look forward to celebrating the living culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples,” said Anita Mitchell, Chief Executive, Placemaking NSW.

All the excitement making you hungry? Luckily, food and beverages are plentiful, with plenty of options available at the endless fine dining restaurants and bars that are scattered along the streets of Barangaroo, such as Anason, Lotus, Tequila Daisy, Belle’s Hot Chicken, WingHAUS, Barangaroo House all those outlined in our list of the best restaurants in Barangaroo. For more information, check out the link below.

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Aimee O'Keefe

Aimee O’Keefe is a Sydney-based freelance writer with a background in content marketing, lifestyle, architecture and travel coverage. She completed a Bachelor's degree in Media and Communications at the University of Sydney and has worked with Universal Magazines, various leading digital marketing agencies and The Local Project.