Speakers

Baker Boy
In Arnhem Land they call Baker Boy the ‘fresh new prince’. His totem is the Olive Python, his moiety is… Read more.
No Fixed Address
No Fixed Address formed at the Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music (CASM) in North Adelaide in 1979. It was… Read more.
Jessie Lloyd’s Mission Songs Projects
Jessie Lloyd’s profoundly moving and important Mission Songs Project reveals what daily was like for Indigenous Australians on Christian missions… Read more.
Benny Walker
Yorta Yorta singer/songwriter Benny Walker is the real deal. His love songs and epic tales are mixed with passion for… Read more.
Chelsy Atkins
A favourite local artist from Pambula who is making a big impact wherever she performs. Her powerful songs in traditional… Read more.
Sean Choolburra
We are excited to announce Giiyong Festival’s arvo and evening MC is Sean Choolburra! I always tell people “we are… Read more.
Frank Yamma
Frank Yamma is without a doubt one of Australia’s most significant Indigenous songwriters with an ability to cross cultural and… Read more.
Ali Cobby Eckermann
Ali Cobby Eckermann is a Yankunytjatjara / Kokatha kunga (woman) born on Kaurna land in 1963. As a baby Ali… Read more.
Nathan Lygon
Yuin and Monaroo man Nathan Lygon is a key part of the Giiyong Festival. Nathan is a performer – dance,… Read more.
Dallas Woods
A young Noongar man raised in the E.K. [Wyndham – East Kimberley] Dallas is a quintessential underdog who dropped out… Read more.
Mark Atkins & Simon Abrahams
Acknowledged as one of Australia’s finest didgeridoo players, Mark Atkins is also recognized internationally for his collaborative projects with some… Read more.
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Uncle Ossie Cruse
Ossie Cruse AM MBE, Aboriginal Elder and Christian Pastor, has for over 20 years been a prominent campaigner for reconciliation… Read more.
Bruce Pascoe
Leading Aboriginal author and historian Bruce Pascoe will be appearing at Giiyong Festival to present a reading of his fiction works, and… Read more.
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Ngioka Bunda-Heath
Ngioka Bunda-Heath is Wakka Wakka, Ngugi from Queensland through her Mother and Biripi from New South Wales through her Father.… Read more.
Jeanine Leane
Jeanine Leane is a Wiradjuri writer, teacher and academic from southwest New South Wales. After a longer teaching career, she completed… Read more.