Billabong songs to entertain

Loud n Deadly will entretain the crowd at Billabong Songs. (Mike Dugdale)

Ash Bolt

Some of the country’s finest First Nations performers will put on a show this weekend as part of the City of Greater Geelong’s new month-long music celebration.

As part of Surround Sounds, Billabong Songs will showcase performers including BUMPY, Fred Leone, Deans of Soul, Geelong locals Loud n Deadly and renowned didgeridoo player Norm Stanley.

Taking place in the bowl of a once water-filled billabong in Johnstone Park on Wadawurrung Country, this event will celebrate First Nations song, dance and ceremony from 12pm on Sunday, April 10.

City of Greater Geelong arts, live entertainment and hospitality portfolio chair Eddy Kontelj encouraged the community to head down and enjoy the free event.

“Billabong Songs is a celebration of culture, taking place in one of the most serene open spaces in our region,” he said.

“This free event brings culture and community together in Geelong, here on Wadawurrung Country and we are so proud to be able to present Billabong Songs as part of Surround Sounds for everyone to enjoy and experience.”

Surround Sounds Music Festival takes places across various venues and locations in the City of Greater Geelong and the Bellarine between until May 8.