Leaps and Bounds Music Festival celebrates NAIDOC Week

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The Leaps and Bounds Music Festival will celebrate NAIDOC Week in style, with two deadly new shows added to the already stellar festival line-up.

Living legend Uncle Jack Charles will bring his incredible storytelling and song to Collingwood Town Hall for A Night with Uncle Jack Charles on Saturday 9 July.

Born to a Wiradjuri father and a Bunurong mother, Uncle Jack Charles was called as the first Indigenous elder to speak at the Yoorrook Justice Commission in Melbourne recently.

The award-winning actor, Aboriginal elder, activist and national treasure will share an evening of truth, love, laughter and legendary storytelling, along with some very special musical guests.

Meanwhile, RocKwiz will celebrate NAIDOC’s 2022 theme, Get up! Stand up! Show up! with a special live show at Collingwood Town Hall on Friday 8 July.

Julia Zemiro and Brian Nankervis will be bringing their unique brand of entertainment to showcase local artists and highlight the unique Australian musical voice of our First People.

Special guests and the RocKwiz OrKestra will make this show one not to miss.

Tickets on sale now at Leaps and Bounds Music Festival (lbmf.com.au).

Leaps and Bounds takes over Abbotsford Convent

Leaps and Bounds Music Festival will host a a 4-day takeover at the Abbotsford Convent from 30 June to 3 July:

NEW SHOW – Afrosphere – We’re teaming up with Melbourne International Jazz Festival for a night of Afro jazz and beats at the Abbotsford Convent. Get ready for an unmissable night of body-moving music.

NEW SHOW – Blackout Experience – Championing new music and art from Black, Indigenous and creatives of colour, Yo CiTY presents this tribute to MCs featuring Dom (So.Crates), Arnt Mae and Tumi + Band at the Abbotsford Convent.

Fitzroyalty – Celebrate the soul, funk, blues and hip-hop legends of Brunswick Street, featuring Spoonful, Swingin’ Sidewalks, Acapelicans and more. Revisit all your favourites from iconic Fitzroy venues including The Evelyn, The Night Cat, Rainbow Hotel and Bar Open.

Punters Club Reunion Show – Take a trip down memory lane – aka 1990s Brunswick Street – as we pay homage to the musos who helped shape the Melbourne music scene at the storied Punters Club Hotel.

Tickets on sale now at Leaps and Bounds Music Festival (lbmf.com.au).

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