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Stompem Ground Festival 2022

Stompem Ground Festival 2022 Broome

Whaddayow Music is pleased to announce that our awesome Kimberley artists Yatangal, Footprince and Seaside Drifters, will be opening the recently announced Stompem Ground Festival, held here in Broome, on the 17th September 2022.

Kimberley Stolen Generation, Mary G Foundation and Mellen Events are delighted to present the return of Stompem Ground, an electrifying day of contemporary and traditional Aboriginal music, dance and culture headlined by Midnight Oil on Saturday 17 September at the Father McMahon Oval, Broome. Tickets on sale at 10am AWST 23rd June.

It’s been 22 years since Australia’s far north west has rocked out to the rhythmic beats of Aboriginal musicians playing at such a large event. The hotly anticipated festival celebrates the Kimberley Stolen Generation Aboriginal Corporation’s 21st anniversary and 25th anniversary of the Bringing Them Home Report.

Previous Stompem Grounds in 1992, 1998 and 2000 which saw artists like Warumpi Band, Midnight Oil, Yothu Yindi, Kev Carmody, Coloured Stone, Mixed Relations, Archie Roach & Ruby Hunter, Nokturnl and local favourites, The Pigram Brothers gracing the Stompem Ground stage.

Midnight Oil RLA Melbourne - Photo Credit Kane Hibberd
Midnight Oil RLA Melbourne – Photo Credit Kane Hibberd

Midnight Oil will be headlining Stompem Ground 2022

“We jumped at the opportunity to play Stompem Ground again,” said Midnight Oil front man, Peter Garrett.

“Reconnecting with people in Broome, celebrating culture and the extraordinary Kimberley region and being among lots of great bands and performers. It’s going to be very special.”

Midnight Oil front man, Peter Garrett

Midnight Oil, who last played this event in 1998, will be performing their classics from across the decades and songs from their new album, Resist.

Seaside Drifters
Seaside Drifters

Local Kimberley artists and dancers feature

The Australian favourites will be appearing alongside Broome locals The Pigram Brothers, Blekbala Mujik (from the Northern Territory) and many more great Kimberley artists including Yatangal, Footprince, King of Hearts and Seaside Drifters interspersed with a staggering cast of indigenous dancers to complete the Broome concert of the year.

“Stompem Ground celebrates our community as a whole,” said inspirational force, Festival Director, Kija man, and Kimberley Stolen Generations Founder and Chair, Dr Mark Bin Bakar.

“Its inclusivity encompasses the diverse aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait people and cultures. The lineup was chosen for its uniqueness and dedication to making greater change. Artists like Midnight Oil have always been strong advocates for accountability and providing a voice for change. The band has more than given us support over the years and is loyal to the movement.

“It is now time for Australia to step up and create positive change for our nation. From compensation to the Stolen Generations to the Uluru Statement from the Heart, and the call for transparent and inclusive aspects of indigenous people of Australia to be part of mainstream Australia. Reconciliation must go all the way to make a difference. The time has come …”

Where to find festival information

When: 17th September 2022 (gates open 2:30pm)
Where: Father Mcmahon Oval, Broome
More Information: Stompem Ground website

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Footprince Derby at the Boab Inn

Missed Footprince in Broome? Catch them in Derby this April

One Night only at the Boab Inn, the all star Footprince are rested and ready to rock Derby with support of some local heroes, buy now!

After rocking Broome with their reunion gig on the Australia Day Weekend the men are back at work and out from under the feet of Mary G.

It was a HUGE! night, be prepared to dance to some old GOLD!

Supporting band to be announced soon.

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Footprince – on the road again: Australia Day Long Weekender 2021

Footprince - on the road again Australia Day 2021

Footprince are back!

All star forward Mark Bin Bakar and Bass quake Buggsy McKenzie have recruited a new team featuring the talents of Tub Slugger Ralphy (I’m Lonely Tonight) BermanWill Caceres, pounding the keys and the Arnold Hendrix McKenzie Experience on six strings, bringing the old hits back with a solid set of the original good stuff, garnished with some magical covers to make you sing, swing and dance away the long weekend of Australia Day this January.

Coming in hard for support are the ascendent Seaside Drifters backing up a big year of live gigs and the release of an album with their salty mix of reggae and rock.

Starting the evening are brilliant new contenders for the crown King of Hearts who have been busy in the Whaddayow studio recording their debut album.

Prepare to sweat and celebrate with some REAL Australian music (and a few songs we call our own.)

New gig this April in Derby

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Shows and gigs coming up in October 2019

25th Anniversary Commemoration of The Going Home Conference

Who: Mary G
When: Thursday 3rd October 2019
Where: The Italian Sports & Social Club, Marrara, Darwin NT.

NATSIHWA – 10 Year National Conference

Who: Mary G
When: 9 – 10 October
Where: Alice Springs Convention Centre, Alice Springs NT
More Info:

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Shinju Matsuri

Shinju Matsuri Festival

Date: Saturday 7th September – Saturday 15th September.

We will have a number of musicians featuring during the Shinju Matsuri festival at various locations. Musicians will be playing at the opening and closing events, at local pubs and at other events during the festival activities.

For more detailed event information of what’s on and where please check on the Shinju Matsuri website.

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Musicians Play the Broome Courthouse Markets

Music at the Broome Courthouse Markets

Broome becomes a tourist hotspot over the dry season, with many people visiting the Courthouse Markets on a Saturday mornings. We have been lucky enough to have some talented musicians drop by and supply the tunes.

Musicians play the Broome Courthouse Markets

There’s an array of sounds with an ever changing set each Saturday morning. Every Saturday there’s a new and different musician playing their own styles. The types of music can change, with both travelling musicians who drop by and local musicians who regularly play the Kimberley region.

You can expect to be entertained from around 9am to around 12:30pm.

So come on down and grab yourself a cup of coffee, a bite to eat, sit back and relax on the lawn in the sunshine as your entertained by musicians. You might also like to check out the local arts and crafts while your there.

‘The Staircase to the Moon’ markets located at town beach in Broome also sees musicians and performers entertaining people into the night. These dusky night time markets offer fantastic free family friendly entertainment.

See you Saturday on the Courthouse green for some tunes, good vibes & good times. Here’s something to get you in the mood.