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 Yirramboi First Nations Arts Festival



This May, the City of Melbourne, in partnership with First Nations People and Creative Victoria, will create a city-wide 'blak out', a moving celebration of local and international Indigenous-led dance, music, visual art, theatre, film, talks and more.

The Yirramboi First Nations Arts Festival is an inclusive ten-day festival to showcase First Nations artists and performers in Melbourne's laneways, public spaces and arts venues. Yirramboi aims to deeply engage the local Aboriginal community while also inviting Melburnians to reflect on its past, present and, most importantly, its future.

What comes tomorrow is ingrained in the Festival's vision, with the name 'Yirramboi' meaning 'tomorrow' in the shared languages of Boon Wurrung and Woi Wurrung. Through Yirramboi we invite the community to not only reflect on the past, but dream forward with us.

The festival is co-created with First Nations people and all works are created, choreographed, produced, directed and performed by Indigenous artists. The festival is supported by Yirramboi's Elders Council of Kulin Nations people, and celebrates more than 60,000 years of continuous artistic and cultural practice.


Meat Market
5 Blackwood Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
The Festival Hub Weelam Ngalut is based at the Meat Market, with performances also taking place at various venues across the CBD. See full program for details.

Contact details

03 9658 9658

Dates and times

05/05/2017 to 14/05/2017

Mon: all dayTue: all dayWed: all dayThu: all dayFri: all daySat: all daySun: all day
Please see the full program for specific times and dates throughout the Festival.


Prices vary.


Book online

03 9658 9658

How to get there

Public Transport Victoria


All ages



Wheelchair accessible


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