Here's the official details about the event:
The ‘Rock the Block’ Festival, on Saturday May 6, 2006, boasts 5 hours of non-stop music, from rock and hip-hop to acoustic and electronic pop, as well as the Blackscreen Indigeneous film-series.
The festival is being put on to raise money to refurbish a community dance studio at the Tony Mundine gym, and will play host to well known acts such as Wire MC and Andorra, as well as nationally recognised acts like Combat Wombat and Ozi Batla, from the Herd.
Other acts include Indigenous acoustic musician James Henry, Tribal Ashes, the Urban Guerillas, Jesse Morris and the Project and Gisele Scales.
The festival also includes the Australian Film Commission’s Blackscreen film series, including a wonderful documentary on Sydney’s original Black theatre, from the 70’s, and a number of moving and beautifully shot recent productions, such as ‘Green Bush’ featuring David Page.
Rock the Block will kick off in Lawson St Redfern at 1pm, although people are encouraged to come a bit early if they want to grab some lunch before the music starts.
The festival is a family day with kid’s entertainment provided, along with the music and films. Entry is by donation, with a discount drink and sausage ticket for those who donate.
Rock the Block is an alcohol-free event.
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