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Perth Festival Presents Bunggul

  • Saturday, 8 Feb 2020 - 7:30PM
  • Sunday, 9 Feb 2020 - 6:30PM

*view multiple performance dates above

Buy Now
Friends of the Festival can now purchase tickets in-person at the Box Office or by calling (08) 9231 9999. General Public ticket sales Monday 2 September web, phone and box office.


Gurrumul's Mothers Bunggul
Gurrumul's Grandmother’s Bunggul
Gurrumul's Manikay

Yolngu don’t have books or computers. They carry it here (in the heart) in their song, their dance, their paintings.  – Don Wininba Ganambarr

A Bunggul is a ceremony, a gathering ground: A meeting place of dance, song and ritual. 

Created on country in North East Arnhem Land with the Yunupingu family, Bunggul is a ceremonial celebration of one of the transcendent albums of our time. A production of immense Yolngu spirit, it invites us to experience the traditional songs, dances and paintings that inspired Gurrumul’s final album, Djarrimirri (Child of the Rainbow), in a live performance by Yolngu dancers, Songmen and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. 

Just as Gurrumul’s music opened a doorway into Yolngu culture, Bunggul is an invitation to further experience the depth, strength, beauty of his world.


Presale - Friends of the Festival early on-sale: 9am Tuesday 27 August for Friends via the Perth Concert Hall Box Office 9231 9999 or in-person.

General Public - 9am Monday 2 September 


Please select the performance you would like to purchase a ticket for before selecting 'Buy Now'. 

Student price (Full time Students) in B and C Reserve

Friends of the Festival discounts apply to all reserves (limit x 2 per Friend per performance)

Concessions* apply to: 
Full-time students (also see separate Student price)
Seniors Card Holders
Children 16 years & under

*Concession prices do not apply in the Premium reserve


Saturday 8 February: 
Starts 7:30pm
Finish 9pm

Sunday 9 February: 

*Times are approximate and subject to change at any time.


A 'Grab and Go' menu will be available pre-show at this event.
Meals you will often find at this station range from curries, braises, gourmet burgers and substantial salads, right through to lighter options such as sushi, special fries and gourmet pies.

The menu will be uploaded to this event page closer to the event.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, managed by the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., commissioned by Perth Festival, Darwin Festival, Adelaide Festival, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Sydney Festival and Brisbane Festival.
This project was initiated by the Yunupiŋgu family and skinnyfish music
Produced by Perth Festival and skinnyfish music
Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow) produced by Michael Hohnen & skinnyfish music with musical orchestrations by Erkki Veltheim
Artwork:  Priscilla Barrapami Yunipiŋgu

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