Running across the Cultural Precinct, on the Cultural Forecourt and in the Courier Mail Piazza, South Bank and around QPAC, the festival will feature a conversation series and key events during the week, culminating in a weekend full of free performances, a family day, workshops and markets.

The Clancestry, A Celebration of Country festival will see more collaboration across the Cultural Precinct and South Bank and will see some big names working with QPAC to ensure the event is not only entertaining but also focused on cultural preservation and education.

The full festival line up is yet to be announced, for more information visit the web site.

Clancestry has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland’s Backing Indigenous Arts initiative.


Clancestry is a celebration of country. This means many things. “Country” acknowledges the Traditional Owners of this land. As a metaphor it connects us to our homeland and regions with a special character. From a performing arts perspective it is both an art form and a popular performance genre.

Clancestry is a festival celebrating the arts and cultural practices of the world’s First Nation’s Peoples. The festival draws on rich spiritual culture and provides a space to connect with other clan groups across the country and the globe. In presenting performances, workshops, free events and conversations the festival moves beyond transactional contact into deeper relationships between all peoples.

In its first year, Clancestry’s major focus will be on Australia’s First Nation’s peoples – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. In subsequent years, Clancestry will invite participation from around the globe.

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