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Emily Wurramara

“Emily Wurramara is one of music’s most inspiring Indigenous role models, and it’s only up from here” - Beat Magazine

Originating from Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory, ARIA-nominated artist Emily Wurramara brings a unique soulful sound to the Spin Fest Beach Party. Wurramara's critically acclaimed debut album Milyakburra educates and informs in both English and Anindilyakwa languages. The critically acclaimed 2018 album features the emotive Lady Blue (over 6.5 million Spotify streams) and Black Smoke, amassing over 1.2 million Spotify streams and rotation on Triple J, ABC Local and 10 weeks in the AMRAP charts.

Emily has performed on many global stages including Woodford Folk Festival, Bluesfest, TEDX Sydney, GARMA, Port Fairy Folk Festival, BIGSOUND and International Folk Alliance showcases in Kansas, Canada and New Orleans, as well as shows in Chicago, New York and Paris.

Emily is a six time Queensland Music Award winner, she was selected for the AMP Tomorrow Maker Award and won
AIR Award’s Best Blues and Roots Album of the Year.

[Photo credit: Olive Jarvis]

“We are so lucky to call this artist ours. Beyond her years in spirit and talent,
Emily always sounds like the wise and bright voice of the soul breaking free” - Triple J

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Emily Wurramara will perform at Spin Fest Beach Party in September 2022.