Set to take place on June 25 at the Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre, 4ESydney, the bill also features the likes of Emily Wurramara, A.GIRL, Nardean, Dobby and Mike Champion. Although it is a free show, those wishing to attend must register for tickets – which you can do here.
“I’ve been waiting for the day 4ESydney returns,” Barkaa commented. “This is the festival that brought us all together, and I’m so happy it’s back! Super pumped to be joining this incredible lineup.”
A day before the festival, on June 24, the 4E Sydney conference will be held – also at Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre. Keynote speakers on day one include Alethea Beeston of Blak Social and CADA 96.1’s KSERA.
That day will also feature a screening of music documentary It’s Our Duty! Reflections of Women & Hip Hop, directed by Liza Moscatelli and featuring prominent artists, DJs and MCs across Sydney – including Maya Jupiter, MC Trey and Kween G.
“Presenting in a new format this year, as a series of events throughout 2022, allows us to expand 4ESydney on a wider scope, offering worldwide collaborations, exchanging ideas and knowledge,” said 4ESydney Director Vyvienne Abla.
“Most importantly, we are excited to share local HipHop culture to national and global audiences as we move through these times of uncertainty and transition into what our new ‘normal’ will be.”