2 Worlds Festival 2020
SATURDAY MARCH 14TH
BIRRARUNG MARR, MELBOURNE
On the Yarra River’s north bank next to Federation Square.
Celebrating Culture – Walking in Two Worlds
The Marrma’ Rom Two Worlds Foundation
2WF 2020 AT BIRRARUNG MARR – on the banks of the Yarra River.
GATES OPEN 11.30AM
The 2 Worlds Festival is a fundraising event for the Marrma’ Rom Foundation,
whose purpose is to provide more leadership and educational opportunities to
young Yolngu women and men and strengthen their Arnhem Land Indigenous communities.
The mix of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performers with other backgrounds - so it truly felt like a space for reconciliation without trying too hard.
From the perspective of an artist too, we were welcomed incredibly warmly and treated incredibly well, which can really affect how you play on the day
It was really wonderful. I think it is all about looking after the folks that are there, not just throwing a couple of thousand people into a field and expecting them to enjoy it.
I thought the 2 Worlds Festival was truly unique and inspiring
I think 2 Worlds is an exceptional cultural event, one that I will remember for a long time and one that I hope will continue to showcase, inspire and educate.
We hope this event will grow and be supported in the future. The message of reconciliation and celebration of our countries indigenous heritage should be valued and promoted.
I played the 2 Worlds Festival in Geelong the other week. The intent was to bring Indigenous artists and non-Indigenous artists together and that was about the best festival I have played in 30 years, it was amazing. It was really wonderful.
Sharing the diversity of our cultures is integral for cultural strengthening within our own mobs, not just the wider audience
There is a connection amongst festival goers who are drawn to the type of music on offer, with a strong indigenous centre, that creates a feeling of being with like-minded, friendly people.
It was a really emotional and moving event for me. There was a naturalness to this.