Deadly line up announced for Treaty Day out in Naarm / Melbourne

Mar 29, 2023

Treaty Day Out is back bigger, better, and deadlier than ever, with an outstanding line up of First Nations talent to rock Naarm/Melbourne on Saturday, 3 June.

Organised by the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria, Treaty Day Out Naarm will be held under the big top at Burnley Circus Site to raise awareness for the journey towards treaty in Victoria and celebrate the final day of voting in the upcoming Assembly Elections.

After two hugely successful regional outings in Bendigo and Shepparton, this year’s Treaty Day Out promises to deliver another exceptional line up. Headlining the Naarm concert is Darwin born-and-raised international superstar, Jessica Mauboy. Making her Treaty Day Out debut, the multi-ARIA award winning singer-songwriter is set to get the crowd dancing with her infectious new disco anthem ‘Right Here Right Now’.

Adding to the incredible celebration of First Nation artists, Gamilaraay woman and musician, Thelma Plum will hit the stage performing fan favourites from her ARIA-nominated and critically acclaimed album ‘Better in Blak’.

Off the back of his blistering performance at Treaty Day Out Bendigo, multi award winning artist, Dan Sultan is back and guaranteed to deliver a powerful set under the big top in Naarm. Also returning for another year is the iconic band Yothu Yindi who created an anthem for the movement and took the Treaty message from the Northern Territory to the world! 

Dynamic First Nations duo, MARLON X RULLA are back again to showcase their high energy sound that perfectly blends soul and hip-hop music. Marlon Motlop, from the two-piece, said he was thrilled to be joining the line up once again for Treaty Day Out.

“For First Nations people, the concept of Treaty is vital, so we’re excited to be back for another Treaty Day Out, supporting the movement. And we can’t wait to share the stage with this deadly line up in Naarm.”


In partnership with triple j, Treaty Day Out is thrilled to include space in this year’s line up for the winner of the triple j’s Unearthed competition. The Unearthed competition will be open to First Nations artists to find the best new, independent Australian music from around the country. Opening on 3 April, the competition will run for 3 weeks – we can’t wait to announce which deadly new artist will be sharing the Treaty Day Out stage with our list of prolific homegrown talent.

Co-Chair of the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria, and proud Nira illim bulluk man of the Taungurung nation, Marcus Stewart, said after two successful concerts in regional Victoria, it was time to celebrate in Naarm. 

What a line up! From established musical heroes to cutting-edge new talent, the day will have something for everyone. We’re really excited to be bringing Treaty Day Out to Naarm for the first time and celebrate our culture and music with everyone


Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Thursday, 30 March at

Victorian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are enrolled with the Assembly will be given free entry to the concert. Eligible people can enrol at any time online:

Friends and allies and those who aren’t enrolled will also be able to purchase tickets to see this deadly lineup. Get online from 10AM tomorrow to access the Early Bird release price of $95.

To counter Naarm/Melbourne’s winter weather, the Assembly have enlisted the use of one of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest festival tents. Using an enormous double stage under the big top, concertgoers are sure to be treated to a spectacular celebration of First Nations culture and music.

Bangerang and Wiradjuri Elder and Co-Chair of the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria, Geraldine Atkinson, said Treaty Day Out is an opportunity to showcase the excellence of First Nations musicians and to emphasise the message for mob to enrol and vote for Treaty elections.

“The election is so mob can choose the people who will represent our communities in Treaty negotiations. This is a moment I’ve been waiting for my whole life. So if you’re mob, help get Treaty done – enrol and vote. Voting closes on the same day as Treaty Day Out, so make sure you vote and then you can enjoy a deadly day out.”

Aunty Geraldine

Treaty Day Out Naarm has been made possible with the support of the Victorian Government and other event partners.

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