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The Gulf Country Frontier Days Festival

15 - 18 August 2019

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The Gulf Country Frontier Days Festival is the authentic Outback Australian experience and brings together National and International musicians, Indigenous and First Nation’s performers and Australia’s best cowboys in the heart of Queensland’s Gulf Country.

The Festival revolves around the Frontier Days Rodeo and the National Indigenous Rodeo Championships. This APRA affiliated event is one of the richest on the Rodeo circuit, and attracts Australia’s top Rodeo talent to the Gulf.

Indigenous Australian and First Nations cultural performers from around the world take to the stage each night, for dance and theatrical performances in the Kabarrijbi Wangkijbi Spectacular – The Coming Together of Nations.

And then there’s the music, headlined by Australian music royalty. Troy Cassar-Daley, Kasey Chambers and Shane Howard have performed at the Festival, together with local and international Indigenous musicians.

If the authentic Outback experience is what you’re looking for, the Gulf Country Frontier Days Festival is a Must Do for you!

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Kabarrijbi Wangkijbi Spectacular ‘The Coming Together of Native Nations’

The Kabarrijbi Wangkijbi Spectacular is the centrepiece of the Cultural entertainment at the Gulf Country Frontier Days Festival. This ‘Coming together of Native Nations’ sees Indigenous Australian’s and First Nations people’s from around the world join in a celebration of culture, through dance and music.

Live Music

The Gulf Country Frontier Days Festival includes three nights packed full of live music from both national and international acts, focussing on Indigenous and First Nations artists.

Inaugural Indigenous Rodeo Championships

The Gulf Country Frontier Days Festival marks a new era for Indigenous Rodeo in Australia, with the National Indigenous Rodeo Championships. Riders from around the Gulf joined the some of Australia’s best to battle it out for the Frontier Days Rodeo Buckles, and make their mark on Australian Rodeo History.

Empowering the Gulf ‘Jibardi Pride Young Women’s Empowerment Program’

The Frontier Days Rodeo is committed to improving outcomes for young women across the Gulf, through the Jibardi Pride Program. Participants from the local Indigenous communities are invited to take part in workshops focussing on leadership and personal development geared towards young women of the Gulf. The Gulf Country Frontier Days Festival is proud to support the Jibardi Pride Program.

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2017 Coming Together of Native Nations - Kabarrijbi Wangkijbi Spectacular

The 2018 Gulf Country Frontier Days Festival kicks off tonight with the 🔥2018 Kabarrijbi Wangkijbi Spectacular🔥Check out the highlights from last year's event, and get ready for the Coming Together of Native Nations!

Posted by Frontier Days Festival on Wednesday, 15 August 2018

The 2018 Gulf Country Frontier Days Festival Kabarrijbi Wangkijbi Spectacular. Check out the highlights from last year’s event, and get ready for the Coming Together of Native Nations!