The Music Festival features Archie Roach, Yirrmal, Kutcha Edwards and more. Chris Russell, Fraser A Gorman, Philly, Ezekiel Ox & DJ Marze, The Louds, Cherrywood, Apakatjah, The Dead City Lights and Deadly Duo are some of the other performers appearing at the Narana Fest Geelong.
The Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre has a proud history of presenting live music. The Narana Fest was held in 2006 and 2007. In 2015 Narana is excited to bring back the Narana Fest, which featured The Black Keys, Xavier Rudd and Dan Sultan at various times.
Recently Narana held it's Unplugged mini festival and Gallery Launches, which featured live music performances. This helped to encourage Narana to bring back the NaranaFest, which is a family focused music event. NaranaFest features a mix of established and up and coming indigenous talent.
NaranaFest aims to create a unique live music experience, which will provide a chance for families and music lovers to enjoy a day of music, indigenous culture and art, while they explore the unique performance spaces at Narana Cultural Centre.
NaranaFest aims to be an affordable festival which provides a family friendly atmosphere. Children under 12 will be admitted free in the company of an adult. Narana's Boomerang Stage is situated amongst the native garden setting of Narana's grounds.
Narana - means Listening and Learning - it's a deep, deep listening in which you take in and live out. It's a listening and learning for life.
Narana Cultural Centre plans to develop NaranaFest into an annual festival event, with plans to grow the festival into a must attend fixture in the live music events calendar.
About Archie Roach - Archie Roach is celebrating 25 years since the release of his 1990 debut album Charcoal Lane.
Charcoal Lane won two ARIA awards for Archie Roach, and he also won an international "Human Rights Achievement Award" for the song "Took the Children Away". This song reflected Archie Roach's own personal experiences as he was a member of the Stolen Generation himself, and he had beeen forcibly removed from his family and community at a very young age.
The album Charcoal Lane was named one of US Rolling Stones top 50 Albums for 1992. The Adelaide Advertiser states that "Archie Roach is the most important Australian songwriter of our era".
Come to Narana and celebrate 25 years of Charcoal Lane with Archie Roach and listen to the other entertainers in the big music line up at Narana Cultural Centre.