Foreshore Stage, South Beach Reserve
Yaluk-ut Weelam Ngargee
In 2022 St Kilda Festival is proud to present the Yaluk-ut Weelam Ngargee First People’s Showcase. Yaluk-ut Weelam Ngargee has a long and proud history spanning over 20 years in St Kilda and was created in response to a community need for an event that promoted local Indigenous culture and celebrated local Indigenous artists. In keeping with festival tradition, the 2022 program is proud to present a mix of long-established artists, beautifully complimented by the next generation of young and emerging First People’s musical talent.
Archie Roach • Benny Walker • Chasing Ghosts • IZY • Kee'ahn • The Merindas
The City of Port Phillip recognises the importance of providing free, high quality artistic entertainment to engage the local community, many of whom would not otherwise be able to access this. Council recognises the valuable contribution to the Port Phillip region made by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and look forward to a future of mutual respect and harmony. This annual event is a key initiative in engaging the local and extended Australian Indigenous community in a significant cultural event that instils a sense of identity and pride.
The Foreshore Stage programming will also be complimented First people’s activations programmed throughout the course of the nine days of the St Kilda Festival at the Pride Centre, Linden Arts Gallery and the St Kilda PCYC.