Casey Donovan headlines the WA Survival Perth 2013 Concert

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SmokeFree WA SURVIVAL PERTH 2013 is now just days away! Join us between noon and 7.30pm on Saturday 26th January 2013 at the Supreme Court Gardens in Perth for this free, family friendly Concert, which provides an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspective to Australia Day.

The theme for the Concert is “Jin-unginy ngullah Derbarl Yerrigan, kura kura, nitcha, moonboorli” translated to “Honouring our Swan River, Past, Present and Future”. It encourages us to appreciate the Derbarl Yerrigan (the Swan River) as a spiritual life force and the significance of our waterways.

SmokeFree WA Survival Perth 2013 will be hosted by Deadly award winner, Karla Hart and winner of the Melbourne Comedy Festival’s national Deadly competition, Kevin Kropinyeri. The Concert starts at 12noon with a spectacular Opening Ceremony and Welcome to Country from Fred Pickett, Theresa and Trevor Walley, the Middar Dancers and Urban Youth Crew.

The Opening will be followed by live performances from talented Western Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians and performers including ROMA KNAPP, NGAIRE PIGRAM, CLINT BRANKNELL, KNOWLEDGE BONES, OZ ISLAND, JAKE AND THE COWBOYS and THE MERINDAS. The Concert will close by one of Australia’s most celebrated Indigenous entertainers CASEY DONOVAN.

There will be various areas of shade to set up camp (with limited seating – brings rugs and chairs), and a number of special Zones to explore including the:

  • Elders Zone – a marquee for Elders to sit, talk and enjoy a cuppa;
  • Healthy Living Zone – a marquee of 17 stalls where Concertgoers can get their health passports stamped;
  • Water Zone – which includes Perth’s largest inflatable water slide, a dunk tank and a water gun area; and
  • Activity Zone – with beach volleyball, bouncy castle and kid’s activities.

There will also be 20 community and business stalls, the NAIDOC Perth Information Stall, and food for purchase from My Belly, Michelle Michael’s Indigenous catering, Jackie’s Cooking and Mr Super Whip. There will be limited free fruit and bottled water and free water tanks to refill water bottles.

SmokeFree WA Survival Perth 2013 is a smoke, drug and alcohol free event. There will be a police presence and anyone in possession will have the goods confiscated, receive a $200 fine and be asked to leave the Event.

NAIDOC Perth strongly encourages concertgoers to use public transport as there is limited parking available, and you may not be able to leave certain car parks until road closures are lifted. Please see the Show Me Perth website for more information.

SMOKEFREE WA SURVIVAL PERTH 2013 will be broadcast live from Noongar Radio on 100.9FM and will be recorded by West TV for a one hour show that will go to air on Saturday 2 February between 6.00 and 7.00pm and repeated on Wednesday 6 February between 8.30pm and 9.30pm.

Stay on after the Concert for the City of Perth SkyWorks between 8.00pm and 8.30pm. Bring your torch to help make SMOKE FREE WA SURVIVAL PERTH 2013 the brightest spot at SkyWorks and tune into 94.5fm after 8.00pm for the official SkyWorks soundtrack.

Concertgoer Tips:

  • Bring money, water bottles, hats, sun cream, rugs and chairs
  • Use public transport
  • Be Smoke, drug and alcohol free
  • Wear red, yellow and black
  • Enjoy talented Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists
  • Explore the various zones

For more Information see:

Survival Perth Webpage

Concert Program

NAIDOC Perth on Facebook

History of Aboriginal Protest and Celebration on 26th January