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Set Times, More Artists Announced For First & Forever: A Celebration Of Blak Excellence

With under a week to go until the inaugural edition of First & Forever takes place at Hanging Rock, festival organisers have unveiled set times and announced a trio of new names for the lineup. Taking place at The Gathering Place at Hanging Rock, Victoria on Sunday, 27th November, full set times are now available on the festival website, with the likes of King Stingray, Thelma Plum, and Baker Boy closing out the day.

Adding to an already impressive lineup, organisers have announced that the festival will include Wiradjuri performer Mo’Ju, Ngiyampaa, Gumbangirr, Bandjalang and Yuin violinist, dancer, and composer Eric Avery, and Trawlwoolway musician and curator Kalyani.

Mo’Ju – ‘Change Has To Come’

First announced in early October, First & Forever was organised by the Mushroom Group, the Victorian Government and Bad Apples Music, and aims to celebrate Blak excellence and First Nations culture and music.

The idea of First & Forever was first floated following an encounter betweenBad Apples Music founder, rapper and author Briggs and late Mushroom founder Michael Gudinski. Briggs curated the lineup for the inaugural event, with all artists performing on the festival’s single ‘Uncle Archie’ stage.

First & Forever

  • Baker Boy
  • Budjerah
  • Jessica Mauboy
  • King Stingray
  • Sycco
  • Thelma Plum
  • Alice Skye
  • Busby Marou
  • Christine Anu
  • Dan Sultan
  • Electric Fields
  • Emma Donovan
  • Mo’Ju
  • Tasman Keith
  • Ziggy Ramo
  • Barkaa
  • Birdz
  • dameeeela
  • Eric Avery
  • Jess Hitchcock
  • JK-47
  • Kalyani
  • Kardajala Kirridarra
  • Kobie Dee
  • + More

Dates & Venue

  • Sunday, 27th November – The Gathering Place, Hanging Rock, VIC

Tickets on sale now.

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