First Nations hip hop stars to shine bright at Penrith

First Nations hip hop stars to shine bright at Penrith

Monday, 4 March 2024

Penrith City Council is proud to announce the return of Ngana Birrung, (pronounced Nin-Gahna, Bir-Rung, Dharug for ‘black stars’).

The beloved concert will showcase some of Australia’s best female First Nations hip-hop musicians at an all-ages welcome event on Friday 22 March, 6pm-8:30pm at The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre in Penrith.       

The empowering all female line-up includes rising Australian actor, hip-hop artist and songwriter Kootsie Don, with headline acts, the multi-award winner Miss Kaninna and 2019 ARIA Award winner, Kaiit.  

Ngana Birrung is presented by City of Parramatta in partnership with Penrith City Council, Penrith Performing and Visual Arts and Campbelltown City Council. This event strives to elevate First Nations artists in Western Sydney, bringing together some of the best talent in the country. Ngana Birrung series is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.    

Penrith Mayor Todd Carney is delighted to see the return of Ngana Birrung to Penrith and urges our community to support First Nations artists and the stories that they bring.   

”Get ready to experience a great evening of Live Music in our City. Ngana Birrung is all set to showcase the incredible talent of all-female hip hop artists from the First Nations community once again,” Cr Carney said. 

“I urge the Penrith community to take advantage of this experience to witness spectacular performances and enjoy a night filled with music, dance, and pure entertainment!”   

The Ngana Birrung concert series commences in Penrith on Friday 22 March 6pm-8:30pm at The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, with following shows at Parramatta Town Hall (23 March) and Campbelltown Arts Centre (24 March).   

Bookings are essential, for more information and to register for your ticket go to
Please note that the use of strong language, cultural sensitivity and adult themes may be present. Parent supervision recommended for ages 18 and under 

Photo caption: Penrith City Council social media tile.

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Monday, 4 March 2024.