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Bunuru Festival: A Celebration of Indigenous Culture

19 Mar

Yagan Square will be open over the weekend to celebrate the end of Bunuru, the Noongar second summer. WAM have again been asked to curate live music and entertainment for Bunuru Festival to enhance activities and bring the community together to celebrate WA’s Indigenous culture. 

There’s something for everyone with free, family friendly activities, indigenous dance, face painting, crafts, stories and tours alongside the live music and entertainment curated by WAM. The Festival will run from Friday 22-Sunday 24 March with the Welcome to Country ceremony formally launching the event by Walter McGuire in the Noongar language and traditional song. 

Music over the weekend:

Friday 22nd March – Music from 4.30pm to 8.30pm

Lilly Gogos:  4.30pm – 5.15pm, 5.30pm – 6.15pm

BoJesse Pigram: 6.45pm – 7.30pm, 7.45pm – 8.30pm

Taj Jamieson: 4.30pm – 5.15pm, 5.30pm – 6.15pm

Kobi Morrison: 6.45pm – 7.30pm, 7.45pm – 8.30pm

Saturday 23rd March – Music from 1pm – 6pm

Joel Davis: 1pm – 1.40pm

Angela Rule: 2pm – 2.30pm

Taj Jamieson: 2.40pm – 3pm

Boox Kid (Jarrad Wall): 3.10pm – 3.30pm

Lilly Gogos: 3.40pm – 4.10pm

Moombakai: 4.20pm – 5pm

Jonny Ford: 5.20pm – 6pm

Sunday 24th March – Music from 11am – 4.40pm


Little Teardrops: 11am – 11.40am

WAAPA Group plus Dardy Party: 12pm – 12.40pm

Bradley Hall: 1pm – 1.40pm

MISSgenious: 2pm – 2.40pm

BoJesse Pigram: 3pm – 3.40pm

Family Shoveller Band: 4pm – 4.40pm

Other entertainment over the weekend:
Bring the kids and have fun learning circus tricks and turns including stilt walking, unicycling and juggling. Enjoy performances from traditional Noongar dancers and even try your hand at it yourself! Even browse a selection of unique Market stalls filled with indigenous arts and crafts, delicious treats and more.

Food Options:
Head down for lunch, stay for dinner – the food and beverage teams will be serving up a smorgasbord of eats A number of outlets serve coffee and breakfast in the morning, with the rest of the Market Hall outlets opening from 11am – 10pm on Friday and Saturday, and until 8pm on Sunday. Some outlets continue to serve drinks and eats later into the evening.


Government of Western Australia Department of Culture and The ArtsGovernment of Western Australia Department of Culture and The Arts

WAM is supported by the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Lottery West, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.