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Jessica Mauboy to headline 2024 Treaty Day Out

Dechlan Brennan -

Jessica Mauboy, Electric Fields and 3% are some of the Indigenous acts set to perform at Treaty Day Out on Wadawurrung Country in Ballarat this March.

The First Peoples' Assembly announced the full line up on Thursday, which will be held on March 2, celebrating First Nations culture and music.

After successful festivals in Shepparton, Naarm (Melbourne) and Bendigo, this will be the first Treaty Day Out to be held on Wadawurrung Country, at the Ballarat City Oval.

The festival raises awareness and support for the journey towards Treaty, as the Assembly enters Treaty negotiations with the Victorian Government later this year.

Mauboy, whose emotional single 'Flashback' was released in November, said she was looking forward to joining the lineup.

"I'm so excited to be back performing at another Treaty Day Out," Mauboy said, who's new album 'Yours Forever' is scheduled for release in February.

"I can't wait to share the stage with this deadly line up on Wadawurrung Country."

Blak collective 3% are fresh off their Treaty Day In tour which was held inside Victoria's prisons last November, a tour where National Indigenous Times was given exclusive access.

Their debut single, "OUR PEOPLE," is a powerful stand against Indigenous deaths in custody that we know will resonate with the Treaty Day Out audience.

Tready Day Out will be held on Wadawurrung Country in Ballarat this March.

Other artists on the bill include dynamic duo Electric Fields, who electrified the crowd at the Treaty Day Out Naarm last year; Filipino Wiradjuri rapper Mo'Ju, showcasing their neo-soul sound from their ARIA-nominated album Oro, Plata, Mata; Scott Darlow, fresh from his national Deadly Heart tour; Blackfire; Madi Colville-Walker; and Brolga and Jada Weazel.

Treaty Day Out, in partnership with Songlines Music Aboriginal Corporation, also is proud to include Canisha, whose career started out busking with just an amp and microphone on the streets of Naarm and now who will share the stage with some of Australia's biggest Indigenous artists.

Songlines General Manager, Bradley Brown said Treaty Day Out was important and helped connect mob and allies through live music and storytelling.

"What a line up. From established musical artists to cutting-edge new talent, the day will have something for everyone," Mr Brown said in a statement.

Members of the First Peoples' Assembly will be in Ballarat on the day, and community members will have the chance to have a yarn at the information stall.

They can learn more about Treaty as well as ask any questions about the community and Indigenous-led initiatives happening across Victoria.

Gunditjmara man and Assembly co-chair, Rueben Berg, said the festival was an opportunity to both showcase Indigenous artists, and help to highlight the message for mob to enrol in the Assembly and be involved in the Treaty process.

"We're on track to enter negotiations on a statewide Treaty with the Victorian Government this year," Mr Berg said.

"This is a moment I've been waiting for my whole life.

"So, if you're mob, help get Treaty done – enrol with the Assembly and then you can enjoy a deadly day out."

Victorian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are enrolled with the Assembly will be given free entry to the concert.

Eligible people can enrol at any time online. Friends and allies can purchase tickets for the festival from 9 am Thursday with concession and companion tickets available. Entry is free for children under 15.


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