1:00 pm

DRMNGNOW or independent artist Neil Morris is based in Naarm/Birraranga. His sound and approach, grounded in strong cultural values, fuses a striking interdisciplinary approach as an MC, instrumentalist and poet with a searing decolonial and culturally engrossing message. He has developed a reputation as one of the most important rising artists in the land with his live show known to transfix audiences.

DRMNGNOW is beginning to gain more attention with each passing release and notably collaborated with Ethiopian Jazz legend, Mulatu Astatke, on his 2019 tour and recently opened for Akala.

He was awarded single of the week for single ‘Ancestors’ with Beat magazine and PBS, and given unanimous support across the nation with the track, peaking at #2 on the Amrap metro charts. His recent performances at Golden Plains Festival and at SXSW in the US have been highlights.

O'Donnell Gardens Stage