The Later NAIDOC UP Late


4 Sep 2021


Stargazer Lawn, Barangaroo Reserve


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In response to the NSW Health guidance regarding the COVID-19 situation experienced in Greater Sydney in July, the initial NAIDOC Up Late event scheduled to take place at Barangaroo Reserve on Sunday 4th July has now become The Later NAIDOC Up Late event taking place on Saturday 4 September.

Come along and sit around the fire pits between the beautifully lit trees of Barangaroo Reserve’s Stargazer Lawn for an intimate evening of music to heal country, with soul flavoured singer-songwriter Budjerah, eclectic musical icon Mo’Ju (AKA Mojo Juju) and emerging electro-pop duo AYA J.

An al fresco evening of music and vibes. The Later NAIDOC Up Late hosted by Matty Mills also features traditional smoking ceremony by Matthew Doyle, dance performance by Muggera Aboriginal Dance Group, and food trucks, alongside a line-up that spans modern R&B, pop, electro and blues.

Coodjinburra man Budjerah, from Fingal Head in NSW, channels D’Angelo in debut single Missing You, from his Matt Corby-produced debut EP. Triple J called Missing You “effortless R&B”, while Pile Rats described it as “one of the year’s best debut singles”.

Spanning genres from blues to pop, award-winning music icon Mo’Ju (AKA Mojo Juju) brings her diverse talents to the intimate atmosphere of The Later NAIDOC Up Late.

Rounding out the line-up are the sweet, summery, shimmering pop sounds of the Gold Coast’s AYA J, made up of singer-songwriter and Gumbaynggirr man Angus Field and American drummer Sam Miller. Triple J called their sound “seductive and warm”.


General admission tickets are selling for the bargain price of $2.50. For this you will gain access to The Later NAIDOC Up Late site, where you can enjoy the live music and dance performances. You’re welcome to bring folding chairs, blankets or cushions to sit on the beautiful grass of Stargazer Lawn. Food trucks will be available onsite.

Barangaroo strives to be accessible to all visitors. If you have queries about accessibility, please contact us at barangaroo.events@infrastructure.nsw.gov.au or visit the Accessibility section of the Barangaroo website.

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The Later NAIDOC Up Late is a COVID-safe event. 


Barangaroo Reserve

Barangaroo Reserve is Sydney’s newest Harbour foreshore park – marking the transformation of one of the city’s oldest industrial sites into a spectacular, six-hectare headland open space for Sydneysiders and visitors to embrace and enjoy.

Aboriginal culture

Barangaroo honours Australia's shared history and rich Aboriginal culture.