Mo’Ju and Ziggy Ramo lead line-up for Sydney NAIDOC Week show, Up Late

The concert comes ahead of NAIDOC Week's official start date this week

Mo’Ju and Ziggy Ramo are among those set to perform at Up Late, a NAIDOC Week concert which will take place in Sydney this Saturday (July 2).

The show, which precedes NAIDOC Week’s official start date of July 3, will hit Barangaroo Reserve’s Walumil Lawn from 7pm, and will celebrate First Nations culture, music and dance.

Alongside headliner Mo’Ju, who also performed at the event last year, Up Late will host a slew of fellow Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander artists, spanning multiple genres. Ramo will join electro-pop duo Aya J and singer-songwriter Tessa Thames, while Toowoomba musician Cloe Terare rounds out the line-up.


Up Late’s 2022 edition is free, and joins a selection of other NAIDOC music events scheduled across the country, all in support of this year’s theme of ‘Rise Up! Get Up!’ On July 7, Melbourne’s Brunswick Ballroom will host a NAIDOC celebration featuring First Nations artists IZY, Jess Hitchcock, Lauren Sheree and Madi Colville-Walker.

The following day (July 8), musicians Clive Morrison and Indigo Ellis will take to Perth’s Old Midland Courthouse for a live performance, with Morrison also enlisting his band The Lost Boys for the Midland event.

Up Late comes before Ramo’s additional appearance at We Are Warriors, a music event spearheaded by Nooky to empower First Nations artists. Taking place at Oxford Art Factory on June 11, Ramos and Nooky will join fellow artists Dallas Woods, The Terrys and Triple One, among others.

Earlier this year, Mo’Ju joined Briggs, Archie Roach and Electric Fields on the inaugural line-up for Treaty Day Out, which was launched to support the state’s process of treaty.