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North Stradbroke Island's Kunjiel (Corroboree) to feature stellar line up of Indigenous music & dance - Sept 23&24
BY Quandamooka Festival | 13-Sep-2017
KUNJIEL, meaning Corroboree in local traditional Aboriginal language, is a two day festival event celebrating Indigenous music, dance, arts and culture on North Stradbroke Island, in Brisbane's backyard, over the weekend of 23 & 24 September. Kunjiel is the main event of Queensland's Quandamooka Festival and feature artists for this year's event includeBlack Arm Band . Rochelle Pitt . Chris Tamwoy Nunukul Yuggera Dancers . Roger Knox & Band Troy Brady . Joe Geia . Black Salt . Adam James Yarrabah Dancers . Tio . Yulu Burri Ba Dancers. Tickets are just $15 for a day pass and $20 for two days of top class entertainment.
A stellar line up of music and dance has been announced for Kunjiel (Corroboree), the two day closing event of the Quandamooka Festival, on North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) over the weekend of 23 & 24 September.
The event will feature bush tucker, market stalls, Indigenous arts and crafts, and live music performances by artists from the lexicon of Aboriginal Australia's discography including Black Armband, Roger Knox and Band, Adam James Band, Joe Geia, and Rochelle Pitt, along with the Yulu Burri Dancers, Quandamooka spoken-word artists, and special 'surprise’ guests.
The family-friendly event is priced at an incredibly reasonable $15 for a one-day pass on Saturday or Sunday, or $20 for unlimited entry over the two days, making it ideal for a weekend stay.
Further information on the Kunjiel and bookings via: http://quandamookafestival.com.au/kunjiel
There is a wide range of accommodation available on North Stradbroke Island through Straddie Camping, including new Glamping Tents and even newer Eco Island Tents, which will make their debut in time for Kunjiel. For a full range of accommodation options across the Island - www.straddiecamping.com.au.
The annual Quandamooka Festival is a three month calendar of events from July to September that celebrates the culture, country and the Indigenous people of the Quandamooka (Moreton Bay) region.
Curator of the Quandamooka Festival, Avril Quaill, said that the Kunjiel would be the perfect way to wrap up a very successful Festival calendar.
“The Kunjiel is all about celebration, offering a truly inspiring and artistically rich event on one of the most beautiful Islands in Queensland,” said Ms Quaill.
“We have priced tickets for Kunjiel very reasonably so that everyone from Brisbane and beyond can join the Quandamooka People for this celebration. The music and dancing will showcase some of the best Aboriginal entertainers around, there will be great food, and plenty of activities for the kids. It’s also a great time to stay over and explore the island of Minjerribah.”