4ESYDNEY RELEASES ITS FULL FESTIVAL LINEUP LED BY BARKAA, DOBBY AND HOT BROWN HONEY.
Just over a fortnight remains until the return of 4ESydney at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre, delivering a jam-packed, two-day event on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 June.
Today 4ESydney announces over 20 new artists who will join the festival program that already includes Tasman Keith, Nardean, Mike Champion, MC Trey, Lee Monro, Esky, The Idealistics at the The Leo Kelly Blacktown on Saturday 25 June for the free* entry festival. (*Registration required)
Artists announced today include the HipHop powerhouse, Malyangapa and Barkindji woman BARKAA, who has swiftly climbed to the top as one of the most respected voices in Australian hiphop. Fresh off the back of his most recent release ‘Walk Away’ is DOBBY, a Proud Filipino and Aboriginal rapper and multi-instrumentalist whose profile is growing as one of Australia’s biggest acts to watch.
From Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory, Emily Wurramara is the AIR award-winning and ARIA-nominated artist who has performed on many global stages including Woodford Folk Festival, Bluesfest, and international showcases in Kansas, Canada and New Orleans.
Hot Brown Honey is the renowned Australian group of phenomenal female performers who smash stereotypes, remix the system and dare to celebrate our similarities and differences. Serving up an audacious platter of dance, poetry, comedy, circus, striptease and song, Hot Brown Honey is unapologetically fierce.
Also announced today is Irish born folk singer-songwriter Áine Tyrrell who earned herself the reputation of being an unmissable live act and can be found on stages across the world. From Tweed Heads, NSW is JK-47 who was the 2020 Unearthed Artist of the
Year, nominated for Triple J Album of the year and has just played Groovin the Moo, Bluesfest and is readying to make his Splendour In The Grass debut.
BARKAA said that she was excited to perform at 4ESydney.
“Really excited that 4ESydney is back up and running and can’t wait for what the future holds for the festival now that things are looking better, proud to be a part of the festival and can’t wait to come together with everybody!”
On 4ESydney DOBBY Says,
“I’ve been waiting for the day 4ESydney returns! This is the festival that brought us all together, and I’m so happy it’s back! Super pumped to be joining this incredible lineup”
THE COMPLETE LIST OF ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 4ESYDNEY FESTIVAL
ARTISTS: BARKAA | A.GIRL | HOT BROWN HONEY | JK-47 | KOBIE DEE | TASMAN KEITH
NARDEAN | DOBBY | MRVZ | MC TREY | EMILY WURRAMARA | MIKE CHAMPION | LUKA LESSON ÁINE TYRRELL | LEE MONRO | ISAAC PUERILE | MICAH ACOSTA | SPVRROW | THE IDEALISTICS
GET IT DONE
BARKAA and DOBBY are presented in partnership with City of Parramatta’s initiative Ngana Birrung (Truth talking), First Nations hip hop festival program
DJ’S: MISTAH CEE | DJ D | DIOLA | JUZZLIKEDAT | MK-1 | WICKED BANDIT | LICHE | ESKY
HOSTED BY MIRRAH | P.SMURF | MAXINE JOHNS | SHYAMLA
The 4ESydney festival is a free ticketed event. All ages. Drug and alcohol-free event on Saturday, June 25, from 12pm-10pm at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre. Registration for tickets is essential at 4esydney.com
The complete 4ESydney conference program, to be held on Friday June 24, will be released later this week.
24 & 25 June
The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre, Sydney
Event EPK: https://bit.ly/4esydney22
4ESydney is the only festival and project of its kind, specialising in HipHop culture and multi-artform, interdisciplinary practice. It acts as a meeting ground, a space where community, industry and education meet, to create unique opportunities for the growth and preservation of HipHop culture, professional development and industry sustainability. For the community, by the community, 4ESydney, now heading into its 8th year, continues to gradually build a global infrastructure and platform for HipHop in Australia.
Presented by Vyva Entertainment
Venue Partner: The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre
Proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with Blacktown City Council and Blacktown Arts.