Big Name, No Blankets Band are set to visit PBS for a very special Studio 5 Live performance Tuesday May 28 on Firewater. Featuring descendants of the Warumpi Band, the Big Name, No Blankets Band has been specially formed for the ILBIJERRI Theatre Company's production of the same name which is part of this year's RISING Festival

Making history for being the first rock’n’roll band to sing in Aboriginal languages, Warumpi Band are nationally and internationally acclaimed for creating Black anthems of Australia, including 'Jailanguru Pakurnu', 'My Island Home' and 'Blackfella/Whitefella'. 

Taking place at Melbourne Town Hall from May 30 - June 2, the Big Name, No Blankets production is a true embodiment of ILBIJERRI’s practice of putting community and social impact at the heart of everything they do, while still being artistically ambitious and a great night out. Big Name, No Blankets represents hope and First People’s strength in the face of the negative impacts of colonisation. 

Listen back to Firewater with Claire to hear Big Name, No Blankets Band perform an exclusive Studio 5 Live set.

Check out a clip of Big Name, No Blankets Band performing 'Waru' live in Studio 5 below:

Big Name No Blanket - 'Waru' in PBS Studio 5 Live May 28, 2024


PBS thanks the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust for funding assistance to build and fit out Studio 5.