JK-47, A.GIRL and More Lined Up for First Nations Hip Hop Festival Ngana Birrung

JK-47 and A.GIRL are set to headline the First Nations hip-hop festival Ngana Birrung this February. They’ll be joined at the festival by acts such as Prodikal-1, singer Keely, rapper Tbreezy, Walkerboy, and DJ Kapital J.

Ngana Birrung – “black stars” in Dharug language – will take over venues across Parramatta, Rosehill, and Penrith for three nights in mid-February. Entry to two of the three events will be free, and the other will set you back $5. Check out all the details below.

JK-47: ‘Healing’

The festival was born out of the Parramatta Nights event in 2022, which brought artists like Miiesha, Briggs, and Dobby to venues in Western Sydney.

“We are so proud of our Ngana Birrung concert series and excited to see it expand to reach more audiences across Western Sydney,” Parramatta Lord Mayor Donna Davis said in a statement. “It’s important we provide a platform to nurture, celebrate and highlight our incredibly talented First Nations artists.”

JK-47 is gearing up to release his new album, Revision For Regrowth, at some point this year. He was meant to drop the album in October last year and head out on tour, but postponed it due to “unforeseen circumstances”.

“Me and my team want to thank you all for your constant support throughout this journey so far,” he explained at the time. “I put my all into my music and my performance, to the point that sometimes I forget to make time for myself and the things that started me on this path in the first place.”

The album will be the follow-up to his acclaimed debut, 2020’s Made For This. 

Ngana Birrung 2023

  • JK-47
  • A.Girl
  • Prodikal-1
  • Keely
  • Tbreezy
  • Walkerboy
  • DJ Kapital

Dates & Venues

  • Wednesday 15 February  – Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown
  • Friday 17 February – Rosehill Bowling Club, Rosehill
  • Saturday 18 February – Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith

Tickets are on sale now via Parramatta City Council

Further Reading

JK-47 Has Postponed His New Album And Tour To 2023

Taka Perry Gives Us Kanye West’s ‘Jesus Walks’ For Like A Version Feat. A.GIRL

Federal Government Announce National Cultural Policy, Including Establishment of New Dedicated Music Body

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