The second Gulf Frontier Days festival delivered as it moved to a new home at Gregory.
Founded last year at Burketown following a hasty last-minute move from Doomadgee, the second edition has found a new home at Gregory Downs racecourse and visitors came from all over the Gulf and beyond to enjoy the party.
The unique festival combines Australia’s only indigenous rodeo (what was the Doomadgee Rodeo) with a stellar music line-up and First Nation Canadian and American dancing in the middle of a huge tent city in the heart of the Gulf 300km north-west of Mount Isa.
The North West Star took in the Saturday action which featured spectacular action in the all-roughstock rodeo arena followed by music performances from indigenous greats Archie Roach and Shellie Morris as well as country roots band The Flood and North American imports Digging Roots and K. Phillips.
Organiser Alec Doomadgee said it was great to have the support of family back on Waanyi country for a great weekend of family entertainment, arts, culture and music.
Friday night was the main indigenous dancing night but there was an impromptu performance on Saturday night in front of the Canadian consul-general who was attending the festival.