Birak Concert at Supreme Court Gardens
Celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island cultures, the annual Birak Concert boasts a stellar line up of indigenous entertainment.
Birak is the Nyoongar season for the hot and dry months of December and January; during this time the Moodjar trees flowers bright orange and are known as the Nyoongar Christmas Trees. In local dreaming, it is said that when a Nyoongar person passes away their spirit enters the tree where they wait for Birak. When the tree flowers, their spirit goes west over Wadjemup (Rottnest Island) to be with their ancestors.
This year’s line-up features talent from across the state including a traditional Welcome to Country and dance by Gya Ngoop Keeninyarra, and stage performances from Mary G, Mau Power, Merindas, Delta Oui, Yorga Dance, and a bunch more! In addition to the jam-packed stage schedule there will be inflatable amusements, dance workshops, community stalls, historical displays, and the return of the Elders Marquee.
Hosted by Phil Walley-Stack from Walleystack International, the event will kick off at 3:00pm and run through to 7:30pm and is the perfect opportunity for all Australians to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.
If you are unable to make it on the day, the event will be broadcast by Noongar Radio.
Remember to bring a picnic blanket, sunscreen and hat to enjoy the event from day through to evening.
Event Program - OPENING 3:00pm
3:00pm Family Shoveller Band
3:20pm Gya Ngoop Keeninyarra / Welcome to Country
3:30pm Natasha Eldridge
3:40pm Jason Bropho
3:45pm Struggling Kings
4:15pm Chloe Maynard
4:30pm Bradley Hall
4:50pm Yorga Dance
5:00pm Delta Oui
5:15pm Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse
6:15pm Phil Walleystack
6:45pm Mau Power
7:15pm Mary G / Finale
7:30pm Event Close
Saturday 26 January
3pm to 7.30pm
Cnr Barrack Street and Riverside Drive
Perth WA 6000