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Welcome to Country & Local Dancers Halls Creek was once a trading and meeting place for Aboriginal people from as far away as Broome on the west coast of Western Australia and Newcastle River in the Northern Territory. We will be welcomed to Country by local community Elders. Read the Full Story
Halls Creek District High School Halls Creek District High School Take Pride is the motto of our school. Our group is made up of both boys and girls. They are a mixture of primary and secondary students. Read the Full Story
Warlawurru Catholic School A community school nestled on the edge of town, catering for the local Catholic community, Warlawurru is a small school with a big heart. Read the Full Story
Geoffrey Fletcher Geoffrey Fletcher is truly a legend of Australian  country music. He comes from Halls Creek and is now one of the elder statesmen of the original Australian Bush Ballad style. Read the Full Story
Olive Knight Walmajarri woman Oliver Knight says that her earliest recollections of music are of traditional songs sung around the campfire which lulled her into a peaceful sleep. In 2011, Olive released ‘Songs from the Edge of the Desert’ which sees her forging a different path towards gospel and blues. She has been in Canada recently performing with Huge Jackman. Olive is making a special appearance at the festival this year. Read the Full Story
Cliffside Reggae A great Balgo reggae band that will get you up and dancing! Read the Full Story
Lost Boys Another of Balgo’s talented bands – rock at its best!
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Artists The following artists will be performing at the 2012 Festival.

Welcome to Country & Local Dancers
Halls Creek was once a trading and meeting place for Aboriginal people from as far away as Broome on the west coast of Western Australia and Newcastle River in the Northern Territory. We will be welcomed to Country by local community Elders.

School Performances
Throughout the day … enjoy a mix of performances by students from Halls Creek District High School and Red Hill Catholic School.

Geoffrey Fletcher
Geoffrey Fletcher is truly a legend of Australian country music. He comes from Halls Creek and is now one of the elder statesmen of the original Australia Bush Ballad style.

Olive Knight
Walmajarri woman Oliver Knight says that her earliest recollections of music are of traditional songs sung around the campfire which lulled her into a peaceful sleep. In 2011, Olive released ‘Songs from the Edge of the Desert’ which sees her forging a different path towards gospel and blues. She has been in Canada recently performing with Huge Jackman. Olive is making a special appearance at the festival this year.

Enjoy 2011 ‘Battle of the Bands’ winners: Cliffside Reggae… great Balgo reggae band to get you up and dancing! Lost Boys… another of Balgo’s talented bands – rock at its best! Blackout… Halls Creek own deadly country rock! Walkabout Boys
Originally from Yiyili, this very popular 4-piece band formed in 2007 has gone from strength to strength playing to audiences across WA. The Walkabout Boys have won NAIDOC Battle of the Artists and also many other band competitions. In 2010 they released their debut album ‘You’re the One’. They are a musical force not be missed!

Rode Worx
Popular Wyndham band who perform all over the Kimberley region will delight audiences with their original rock music.

Fitzroy Xpress
Touring and recording country rock Fitzroy Xpress has been taking their great music to audiences up and down the west coast of Australia. The boys from the bush have developed a strong fan base throughout WA and more recently across state borders, winning a Deadly Award for their album ‘Home Sweet Home’.

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Blackout Local radio station announcer Malcolm is the singer for Blackout and has been waiting in anticipation for the Halls Creek Music Festival to show his talents. Malcolm is joined by three other band members from both Halls Creek and Derby. Read the Full Story
Walkabout Boys The Walkabout Boys were formed in early 2007 when they were drawn together by their shared passion for music and a drive to build stronger relationships within their community, Yiyili. Read the Full Story
Rode Worx Popular Wyndham band who perform all over the Kimberley region will delight audiences with their original rock music. Read the Full Story
Fitzroy Xpress Touring and recording country rock Fitzroy Xpress has been taking their great music to audiences up and down the west coast of Australia. The boys from the bush have developed a strong fan base throughout WA and more recently across state borders, winning a Deadly Award for their album ‘Home Sweet Home’. Read the Full Story
Mark Olive Bush Tucker cooking workshops with ‘ The Black Olive’

Join Mark Olive, aka ‘The Black Olive’, in masterclasses in healthy cooking with bush tucker. Learn some new kitchen tricks and have some fun with Mark. Mark Olive has been a chef for over 25 years and has become a well known Australian celebrity with his charismatic style and creative approach to food, starring in his own television series ‘The Outback Cafe’ and a host of cooking, lifestyle and travel shows nationally and globally. Mark’s passion for fusing native food and culture with contemporary lifestyle cooking has also led to a huge international profile, and the creation of Black Olive Catering, an indigenous catering company in North Melbourne, Victoria. Mark appeared on MasterChef, he regularly appears on Network Ten The Circle and he has been published in SBS’s foodie mag Feast Magazine. And here he is in Halls Creek for two special workshops at the festival!
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2013 Music Festival

2013 Nguyuru Waaringarrem - Halls Creek Music Festival
presented by SmokeFree WA

Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 September 2013
Venue: Halls Creek Oval

Come Celebrate our Halls Creek Mob!
The Festival Committee wishes to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of this country and the ancestral spirits of all who have gone before. They are still with us and they keep us strong.

We are very pleased to be hosting the third annual Nguyuru Waaringarrem Music Festival in Halls Creek on Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 September 2013 at the Halls Creek Oval.

  • Saturday 7 - Music bands play 12noon - 10pm
  • Sunday 8 - Family Fun day (games and rides with lots of Prizes to be won) 12noon - 8pm

Tickets:

$5 for 1 day or $10 for 2 days

Available to purchase from:

Saturday 7 September

Artists to Perform: Rode Work, Walkabout Boys, Lost Boys, Sonic band, Oz Island, Peter Brandy, Olive knight, Hillside Boyz, Mary G, Twinkle Twinkle, Madjitil Moorna.

Other Acts: Fashion show, Dance, Miss Halls creek beauty competition, School kids performance

Sunday 8 September

Special attractions: Workshops, 20 games for the family to win prizes, friendly footy match, art & craft workshops, kids amusement rides, Film show of Satellite Boy

There will also be special festival hotdogs on sale, popcorn and more!

Please remember... Respect Yourself Respect Your Culture - this is an alcohol, drug and smoke free event – just bring your positive energy and come ready for the best time you have had in a long while.


Want to have a Stall at the Festival?

Those wishing to run a food, merchandise, art or information stall at the festival should call PRK Radio for an application form or you can download it below. The form must be submitted by 31 July 2013. Please email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call PRK Radio on (08) 9168 6416 for more information.

 
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Letter from Ben Wyatt MLA

It is an absolute pleasure to be able to attend the Nguyuru Waaringarrem Halls Creek Music Festival this year!  Since its first Concert in 2010 the Festival has become a fixture of the Kimberley music scene and rapidly developed into one of the most important cultural and social events across the North of Western Australia.

Not only does the Festival create an opportunity for Kimberley musicians to perform in front of a home crowd, but the Festival is focussed on supporting the provision of meaningful social and economic opportunities for the people of Halls Creek.  As everyone knows, when you create local opportunities for local people in regional WA you enhance community safety through reduced crime, violence and abuse.

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About the Festival

The Nguyuru Waaringarrem Halls Creek Music Festival is an initiative of PRK Radio and is supported by an active Festival Committee is responsible for planning and organising the event. The Committee draws on the skills, knowledge and commitment of a broad range of prominent individuals and organisations in Halls Creek. It boasts experience in local government, community development, youth work, provision of substance abuse services, health, education, employment, training, mentoring, business, Indigenous language and culture and cross cultural awareness.

More than 1500 people were at the first Nguyuru Waaringarrem Halls Creek Music Festival held on Saturday 28 August 2010, the biggest event ever held in town. It was a hugely successful event. A trouble free crowd sang, danced and laughed their way through many hours of traditional dance, music of all kinds, comedy, kids workshops, great food and a massive fireworks display the like of which has never been seen in Halls Creek.

Who organises the Festival?
The Festival is organised by a volunteer local committee representing a broad cross section of our community.

The 2013 Festival Committee:

  • Chairperson: Susan Peters
  • Vice Chairperson: David Cox
  • Secretary: Dianne Tucker
  • Corporate Sponsorship Manager: Len Brown
  • Festival manager: Daniel Akinshola
  • Event Coordinator: Siobhan Casson

Members:

  • Robyn Colledge
  • Patsy Mudgedell
  • Fay Langford
  • Peter Brandy
  • Virginia O’Neil
  • Amanda Nelson
  • Tate Bourke
  • Chris Talenta
  • Wanda Keddie
  • Vincent Skeen
  • Grant Astles
  • Anthony Johnson
  • Harry Dann
  • Jeanene Bedford
  • Nathan Kailler
  • Graeme McAndrew
  • Raymond Obah
  • Malcolm Walagie
  • Jodie Bedford
  • Zaida Robles
  • Peggy Chadwick

 

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