"Our culture, our music, is deadly and we want to share that and to celebrate it all."
Calling it the "biggest and blackest event on Victoria's music calendar", First Peoples' Assembly of Victoria have announced the return of Treaty Day Out. The festival boasts an all First Nations line-up that features acts like Dan Sultan, Briggs, No Fixed Address and Marlon X Rulla.
Outside of the live music, the festival is also set to have an array of activities and attractions including food trucks, market stalls, cultural activities that include the whole family and more.
It's set to be held on Dja Dja Warrung Country on October 1 at the Bendigo Showgrounds for a day filled with celebrating the oldest surviving culture in the world.
Hosted by the First Peoples' Assembly of Victoria, the elected voice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Victorian Treaty process, this festival is a cornerstone in raising awareness and celebrating the Assembly's work, in protecting and fighting for the rights of First Nation people.
Tickets to the festival are free for First Nations people who are involved with the Assembly, and are available for purchase for friends and allies.
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Any Traditional Owner of Country in Victoria who is 16 years and older is eligible to enrol, along with any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person from interstate, as long as they have lived in Victoria for at least three of the past five years.
Amy Rust, proud Kokatha woman and Head of Engagement and Communications at the Assembly, says, "Treaty Day Out is a way for us to share out culture and to invite Victorians on the Treaty Journey with us.
"The work we're doing is monumental, but this is an opportunity to come together, reflect on how far we've come and to have fun with mob. Our culture, our music, is deadly and we want to share that and to celebrate it all."
NO FIXED ADDRESS
MARLON X RULLA
Tickets to Treaty Day Out are on sale tomorrow, Friday 12 August 10am. You can purchase them here.