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Cape York Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival 2017

Laura Quinkan Dance Festival


Started: 30 Jun 2017 08:00
Finished: 2 Jul 2017 20:00


Adult Weekend Pass - AUD 150.00. Adult 30th June - 2nd July 2017 Consession - AUD 100.00. Child (5-15 years old) Weekend Pass - AUD 50.00. Adult Day Pass - AUD 60.00 (2nd July 2017 ONLY). Consession Day Pass - AUD 40.00 (2nd July 2017 ONLY) Child Day Pass - AUD 25.00 (2nd July 2017)

Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival is the celebration of Aboriginal culture in Cape York. The Festival is a biennial event celebrating & showcasing the culture of the Aboriginal people of Cape York Peninsula through song, dance ceremony and performance.

The 2007 Festival was highly significant, as the Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival marked its 30th anniversary in Cape York. The Festival is widely believed to be the longest continual running Aboriginal cultural festival in Australia.

The Festival has an international audience as witnessed by the large number of European websites pertaining to Aboriginal cultural content and the number of tourists who attended in 2009 from overseas.

Gates open officially to the public on Thursday 29th June. The gates will be closed at 8pm each night. Limited access will be available after hours and will be considered on a case by case basis. Performers are encouraged to arrive Thursday morning 29th June. Stall holders are encouraged to arrive Wednesday afternoon 28th June.

No public access will be permitted prior to 21st June 2015.

Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival is a drug and alcohol free family-friendly event. There will be random car searches and security on site at all times. We encourage healthy eating options, no smoking and environmental awareness.

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