Open Air: Yirinda

Open Air: Yirinda

From hidden lakes to ocean-scapes, Open Air is a vivid collision of music and place. Fast becoming an essential experience for locals and visitors alike, this intimate outdoor concert series features some of Australia’s most innovative musicians set against the Sunshine Coast’s spectacular natural environment. 

Butchulla Songman Fred Leone and internationally acclaimed composer/multi-instrumentalist Samuel Pankhurst draw on the ancient stories of Fred’s people – blending Aboriginal language with contemporary, acoustic, and improvisatory sounds that sidestep all expectations.  

Immerse yourself in a sublime mix of the ancient and the contemporary, at Baroon Pocket Dam. 


  • Fred Leone
  • Samuel Pankhurst 


Bring your own picnic rug to sit on and please remember to wear warm clothing as it gets cold once the sun sets. You are welcome to bring your own drinks and snacks.

Find out more about Yirinda.

Image credit: Mark Crannitch  


This project has been supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland’s Open Air Fund. 

How to get there

Open Air: Yirinda

Baroon Pocket Dam / Jinibara Country


All ages
Venue is not wheelchair accessible