Major events

June 1 / 31 August 2019
QUANDAMOOKA LAND & SEAS

Yura (Welcome)

Join us and discover the ancient traditions and contemporary voices of the people of land and sea, the Quandamooka. Here are our seven major events – stay tuned for the full program soon.

Quandamooka Festival celebrates the living history, knowledge, stories, arts and culture of the Nughi, Nunukul and Gorenpul clans, known collectively as the Quandamooka People of South East Queensland.

Over the three perfect months of our sub-tropical winter experience dynamic dance, music, visual art exhibitions, fibre art and weaving workshops, bush tucker dining, whale watching cultural tours, kunjiel (corroborees), Indigenous sports, storytelling, insights into cultural heritage and caring for Country and much, much more.

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Saturday 1 June 2019, 10am – 2pm

Yura Opening Event

Watch traditional dance, listen to ancient stories and song, join a collective weaving circle, enjoy native foods reimagined in modern dishes, learn how to throw a boomerang, follow in the footsteps of the ancestors as part of a bush tucker tour, take home unique arts and craft from Indigenous markets and meet and learn from our Elders.

Deanbilla Bay, Goompi (Dunwich), Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)
FREE EVENT


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Saturday 1 June 2019, 5:30pm – 10pm

Yura Evening Concert

Australian rap star Baker Boy headlines a line-up of emerging and established First Nation and Quandamooka performers in this concert celebrating contemporary Indigenous voices. Other performers include DJ Salty Beats and Nix. Watch the sunset over the bay, enjoy modern Quandamooka cuisine and browse the bespoke gifts of the Indigenous marketplace, while experiencing some of the most exciting new voices on the Australian music scene.

Deanbilla Bay, Goompi (Dunwich), Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)
Tickets $50 / $20 (concession) / Under 5s Free


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Sunday 2 June 2019, 10am – 2pm

Yura Yalingbila Yalingbila
(Welcome The Whales)

For more than 60,000 years the Quandamooka People have welcomed the humpback whales as they make their way past Minjerribah on their annual migration from Antarctica. Be transported back in time as the Yulu Burri Ba dancers, under the guidance of acclaimed Songman and Elder Josh Walker, perform the rituals of their ancestors. Held at Mooloomba with the best land-based whale watching in the world, Yuru Yalingbila also features arts and craft activities for the whole family, including a weaving circle, food trucks, markets stalls and storytelling.

Mooloomba (Point Lookout), Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)
FREE EVENT


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Saturday 6 July 2019, 10am – 2pm

Buangan Biyigi
(Dolphin Day)

Buangan (Dolphin) is a sacred totem of the Quandamooka Peoples. Join us at Pulan Pulan (Amity) as we celebrate and learn about the ocean and land wildlife of Minjerribah. Enjoy a day of family fun and experiences, including traditional songs and stories, dance, kids activities and environmental talks.

Pulan Pulan (Amity Point), Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)
FREE EVENT


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Saturday 20 July 2019, 10am – 2pm

Winnam NAIDOC Kunjiel
(Corroboree)

A celebration of local Quandamooka culture, the popular Winnam Kunjiel (Wynnum Corroboree) brings together First Nation dancers and musicians, including Scott Darlow, in this family-friendly day overflowing with arts and craft, markets, storytelling, language classes, traditional sports and food trucks.

George Clayton Park, Winnam (Wynnum)
FREE EVENT


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Saturday 31 August 2019, 10am – 2pm

Goompi Kunjiel (Corroboree)
Closing Event

The challenge has been set – the best Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dancers from across Australia will travel to Minjerribah in an attempt to bring home the inaugural Quandamooka Festival Cup. Witness the passion and skill of these remarkable dancers as they revive ancient techniques with individual flair.

Deanbilla Bay, Goompi (Dunwich), Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)
FREE EVENT


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Saturday 31 August 2019, 5:30pm – 10pm

Goompi Kunjiel (Corroboree)
Evening Concert

Once the dancing is done, Australian rock superstars Jessica Mauboy and Dan Sultan will bring the festival to a close in an intimate concert under the stars with the sea as their stage. Watch the sunset over the bay, enjoy modern Quandamooka cuisine and browse the bespoke gifts of the Indigenous marketplace, while experiencing some of the most exciting new voices on the Australian music scene.

Deanbilla Bay, Goompi (Dunwich), Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)
Tickets $50 / $20 (concession) / U5s free


Book now