‘First Night: Blak Day Out’ Announced For Open Season 2024

21 May 2024 | 2:30 pm | Tione Zylstra

The lineup includes Emma Donovan, 3%, Velvet Trip, and more.

Emma Donovan

Emma Donovan (Credit: Ian Laidlaw)

Set to kick off Brisbane’s (Meanjin) Open Season 2024, this year’s Blak Day Out will take over the King Street Precinct with a free, all-ages party.

The Blak Social-sponsored event, which aims to celebrate First Nations excellence, has a stacked lineup. Emma Donovan is headlining the night, alongside performances from 3% (the hip-hop collective made up of Angus Field, Dallas Wood, and Nooky), Velvet Trip, BADASSMUTHA, The Ancient Bloods and Kritty

In a press statement, Blak Social's Creative Director Alethea Beetson said: “Blak Day Out is a space for community to come together and celebrate the music being made by this continent’s very First musicians. The line-up gives audiences a taste of the vast world of Indigenous music which should be celebrated all year round.”

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Blak Day out will also feature a string of pop-up bars, street food stalls, Indigenous retailers, outdoor music stages, a Silent Disco with Kritty, a live mural painting by Sam Harrison, and dance activations from The First Creatives.

The family-friendly event will run from 3:30pm to 9:30pm on Saturday June 1. 

Open Season is Brisbane’s flagship live music and arts program presented by The Tivoli and the Princess Theatre. A months-long celebration of music and arts, this year’s season kicked off yesterday (May 20) and will run until Saturday July 27.