18th National Remote Indigenous Media Festival Yirrkala 2016 - Closing Night Concert
The Dadayngu (Roy Marika) Stage burst with live music and Top End bands each night throughout the week, including Aris, Barra Band West Wind, Krazy
J, Manuel Ngulupani and The Boys, The Rammo Allstars, Poison Whiskey, Reflections, Garrangali, Wirringga, The Four Elvis’, Bala G, Sienna Stubbs, Marcus Lacey, The Vibes, Dhapanbal, Rrawen, Yirringa and Matjala.
The premier line up of Indigenous musicians blew everyone away at the Finale Concert. MC’d by Witiyana Marika, the epic night began with ARIA nominee Gawurra, sharing Ratja Yaliyali (the Vine of Love). Up next were the smooth rhythms and up tempo beats from Ezy 5. Yirrmal was joined by his father Witiyana Marika and the Rirratjingu dancers, who absolutely rocked the stage. East Journey played a powerful tribute to their homelands and Yothu Yindi, joined by Shellie Morris, took us to the close of the night with ‘Treaty’, ‘Djäpana’ and the songs that marked an important step in the development of Australian music. The finale was an incredible extravaganza that captured the heart of the Festival.