30 June - 1 July 2017

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Showcasing the extraordinary talent of aspiring performing artists of the North East Arnhem region and celebrating with national and international acts.

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Yirrkala Yarrapay Music & Dance Festival is known more intimately as YYMDF #makingadifferencetocommunity. If you want to participate in the best cultural music and dance festival in the world, then this is it! Breathtaking, mesmerising, engaging, inspirational, empowering and incredible. Experience the ancient connection to country, story and culture of Yirrkala in North East Arnhem Land, during the annual festival June 30 and July 1 2017. While exploring the time immemorial traditions and practices, become immersed in the connectionbetween Yolŋu and the contemporary world through the art forms of music, dance and story.With unequaled access to this rich cultural hub and stunning natural landscape, YYMDF is not only a festival, but a movement, an intriguing snapshot and glimpse of the endless possibilities in Arnhem Land. It's also a way forward for many aspiring young performing artists.

Event date:
30 June - 1 July 2017
Event type:
  • Community Event
  • Performances
  • Festivals and Celebrations
Entry cost:
Free entry