City of Parramatta’s First Nations hip hop festival Ngana Birrung is back and bigger than ever with the addition of two new Western Sydney sites.
Over three incredible nights, Ngana Birrung (Dharug for ‘black stars’) will take over stages in Campbelltown, Rosehill and Penrith.
Rapper JK-47 returns to headline the music event playing audience favourites and tracks from his latest album Revision for Regrowth.
The music event brings together some of the country’s best musicians with the stellar line-up including Western Sydney rapper and singer A.GIRL; hip hop artist Prodikal-1; R&B singer and songwriter Keely; rapper TBreezy; rapper Walkerboy and DJ Kapital J.
Ngana Birrung (pronounced Nin-Gahna Bir-Rung) is an initiative of City of Parramatta Council to elevate First Nations artists and bring together some of the best talent in the country. It was first launched as part of Parramatta Nights in 2022 followed by sold out concerts at Bankstown and Blacktown. Artists who have previously graced the stage include Briggs, Miiesha, DOBBY and Denni.
“We are so proud of our Ngana Birrung concert series and excited to see it expanded to reach more audiences across Western Sydney,” City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Donna Davis said.
“It’s important we provide a platform to nurture, celebrate and highlight our incredibly talented First Nations artists.”
Ngana Birrung is presented by City of Parramatta in association with Penrith City Council and Campbelltown City Council. The event series is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.
The event is open to all ages, with tickets available from Monday 30 January.
Ngana Birrung 2023
When: Wednesday 15 February, 6-10pm
Where: Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown
JK-47, Keely, Prodikal-1, TBreezy and Walkerboy
When: Friday 17 February, 6-10pm
Where: Rosehill Bowling Club, Rosehill
JK-47, DJ Kapital J, Keely and more to be announced
Tickets: $5 including booking fee
When: Saturday 18 February, 6-10pm
Where: Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith
JK-47, Keely, Prodikal-1 with special guest A.GIRL