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Dan Sultan, Yurlu Lounge @ Karijini Experience

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by Peter Hancock (subscribe)
Journalist, historian and naturalist living in Perth's eastern suburbs.
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Alternative rock singer-songwriter and guitarist Dan Sultan will perform alongside an eclectic line-up of performers for this year's Yurlu Lounge music finale to the Pilbara's iconic Karijini Experience in April.

Sultan, who is performing at the Karijini Experience as part of his major Australian regional Aviary Takes tour, will appear in the evening's line up alongside Gina Williams, Guy Ghouse and Russell Holmes; Roebourne band Jokeria; didgeridoo virtuoso Mark Atkins; and The Mexicans.

The open air concert, alongside the Karijini National Park's airstrip, will be held from 5pm to 10pm on Sunday, April 21.

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ARIA Award-winning singer-songwriter Dan Sultan will perform songs from his latest album at the Yurlu Lounge in April.


General admittance tickets are still available, although a VIP Lounge with catering from pop-up restaurant and food foraging specialist Fervor has already sold out.

Food vendors will be at the venue though to keep concert goers nourished, and visitors are welcome to bring along a bottle of wine or eight cans of beer or premixed cans to enjoy during the concert. Other than wine bottles, no glass is allowed.

A free bus service is available for the event, departing from Tom Price, the Karijini Eco Retreat and Dales Campground at the Karijini National Park.

Sultan will be promoting his new album in the Yurlu Lounge as part of the tour.

Karijini Experience, indigenous culture, Dan Sultan, concerts, music, Pilbara festival, didgeridoo virtuoso Mark Atkins, Gina Williams, Guy Ghouse and Russell Holmes, Fervor, food and drink, Aboriginal culture
Talented Noongar performer Gina Williams and accomplished guitarist Guy Ghouse will perform original music and cover songs in the Noongar language.


The name Yurlu means "country" or "earth" in the language of traditional owners, the Banjima people, and visitors should bring their own chairs to enjoy the night of culture and music immersed in country.

The Yurlu Lounge is the final event of this year's Karijini Experience, which runs inside the remote Pilbara national park from April 16 to 21, mixing food events, music and Aboriginal culture.

ARIA Award winning Sultan produced his first album, Homemade Biscuits, at the age of 22 in 2006 and followed it with Get Out While You Can in 2009, Blackbird and Dirty Ground in 2014 (which made the top five of the ARIA Albums Chart and went gold), Killer in 2017 and Aviary Takes in March this year.

Karijini Experience, indigenous culture, Dan Sultan, concerts, music, Pilbara festival, didgeridoo virtuoso Mark Atkins, Gina Williams, Guy Ghouse and Russell Holmes, Fervor, food and drink, Aboriginal culture
One of Australia's finest digeridoo players Mark Atkins, pictured here performing with Simon Abrahams at the Yurlu Lounge last year, always delights the crowd.


Also taking to the stage will be:

Talented Noongar performer Gina Williams, with accomplished guitarist Guy Ghouse and keyboard wizard Russell Holmes, who will be performing original music and cover songs in the Noongar language.

Mark Atkins, recognised as one of Australia's finest digeridoo players, who has travelled the world, working with leading composers and musicians and has performed and composed with artists such as Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, Sinead O'Connor, Philip Glass, Donald Lunney, Ornette Coleman, Peter Sculthorpe, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Gondwana, Jenny Morris, John Williamson, James Morrison, the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) and many others.

The Mexicans are a Broome based band, performing Reggae, Latin, World, Indigenous, Soul and Electronica music and includes Gavin Pigram, Dan Houston, Tonchi McIntosh, Carsten Wergin, Bart Pigram, George Bishop and Staff Smith.

Roebourne band JoKeria is a country music group formed by Kendall Smith and Josh Philpot who play their own brand of music tied into the people, land and history of the region.

The band's name stands for Josh Kendall Roebourne Independent Artists.

They released their debut album Back No More in 2017.

For more information and tickets go to www.karijiniexperience.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KarijiniExperience.

Bus bookings to and from the Yurlu Lounge can be made through Lestok Tours on (08) 9189 2032 or visit www.lestoktours.com.au.
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Why? Sit back under the night sky in the remote Pilbara to enjoy a prestigious line up of Australian musicians.
When: Sunday, April 21 from 5pm to 10pm.
Where: Karijini National Park, Banjima Drive, Karijini WA.
Cost: General admission adults $52.50, children under 14 free.
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