You’re invited to our 2019 Dragon Festival

March is an important month for cultural diversity as it includes Cultural Diversity Week, the United Nations Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and Harmony Week.

Deakin is running three FREE twilight events at our Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds and Warrnambool campuses, with live performances and street food from around the world.  Its the perfect way to celebrate Deakin’s diverse community!

Two headline acts – Alice Skye and Benny Walker – will be bringing their sweet sounds to campus to celebrate cultural diversity.

So, register now for Dragon Festival!

Burwood Campus, Tuesday 19 March, 5–8pm REGISTER NOW

Warrnambool Campus, Wednesday 20 March, 5.30–7.30pm REGISTER NOW (registrations close on Friday 15 March at 5pm)

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, Thursday 21 March, 5–8pm REGISTER NOW

And don’t forget to enter the Global Playlist Competition to win a Wonderboom portable speaker and hear your favourite song on the night!

Alice Skye

Alice Skye is a singer-songwriter and Wergaia woman who grew up among the sandstone mountains and wildflowers of the Grampians. She released her debut album, Friends with Feelings, in April 2018, which was featured on Triple J Unearthed. Her stripped-back piano melodies elevate the gentle moodiness of her songwriting, transforming her once-bedroom scribblings into well-crafted and articulated lyrics on love, loss and life. She recently played Falls Festival 2019 and you might have heard her on Triple J, Double J, ABC Local Radio, Fbi Radio or community radio. She was also the inaugural recipient of the ‘First Peoples Emerging Artist Award’ on International Women’s Day. She’ll be playing both Burwood and Geelong for Dragon Festival.

You can listen to Alice Skye online here.

Benny Walker

Hailing from regional Victoria, Yorta Yorta singer-songwriter Benny Walker is the real deal. His love songs and epic tales are mixed with passion for people, the land, summer vibes and deep grooves that reach the soul. He won Best Aboriginal Act at the The Age/Music Victoria awards in 2016 and has recently played some of the country’s favourite festivals including Woodford, Byron Bay Blues Fest, Festival of King Island, Deni Rhythm, Blues and Jazz, Blue Mountains and St Kilda Festival. He’s been featured on Triple J Unearthed and has performed alongside some of Australia’s finest, including Archie Roach, Alex Lloyd, Blue King Brown and Tim Rogers. Benny will bring his solo acoustic set to Dragon Festival in Burwood.

You can listen to Benny Walker online here.

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