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boomerang launchRon and Arileke from the Headlining Fusion band who will close the Boomerang Festival at Tyagarah on Sunday. The uniquely Australian festival gets underway this afternoon from 2pm, with main stage performances from 3.30pm and the opening ceremony at the dance grounds from 6.15pm. Renowned actor and dancer Ernie Dingo will MC the opening ceremony and hoping to create history by inviting festival goers to participate in Australia’s biggest Flash Mob experience. There is something for everyone with highlights including Gurrumul, Achie Roach,  Casey Donovan, Xavier Rudd,  John Williamson, Dubmarine and Wantok Sing Sing. Tickets available onsite or online at http://www.boomerangfestival.com.au/

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