Celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island cultures, the annual Birak Concert boasts a stellar line up of indigenous entertainment. Birak is the Nyoongar season for the hot and dry months of December and January; during this time the Moodjar trees flowers bright orange and are known as the Nyoongar Christmas Trees. In local dreaming, it is said that when a Nyoongar person passes away their spirit enters the tree where they wait for Birak. When the tree flowers, their spirit goes west over Wadjemup (Rottnest Island) to be with their ancestors. This year’s line-up features talent from across the state including a traditional Welcome to Country and dance by Gya Ngoop Keeninyarra, and stage performances from Mary G, May Power, Merindas, Delta Oui, Yorga Dance and a bunch more! In addition to the jam-packed stage schedule there will be inflatable amusements, dance workshops, community stalls, historical displays and the return of the Elders Marquee. Remember to bring a picnic blanket, sunscreen and hat to enjoy the event from 3.00pm through till 7.30pm in the evening.