The Burnett Mary Regional Group is proud to be a major sponsors of the second 1770 Cultural Connections Immersions Festival along with Evolution Mining. ‘Reconciliation through celebration’ is the key objective of the free festival for all to come and see the cultural heritage and practices of our First Nations people whilst celebrating together.

BMRG CEO Sheila Charlesworth is passionate about supporting Indigenous events.

“We are very happy to be involved in such a culturally significant festival” Ms Charlesworth said, “Working with Traditional Owners and celebrating their culture is important to us.”

This week, event organisers Gidarjil Development Corporation announced that Miiesha will be headlining the festival which is being held on October 2 and 3 at the SES grounds in Seventeen Seventy.

Miiesha is an Australian singer-songwriter from the small Aboriginal community of Woorabinda, Queensland. She won New Talent of the Year at the National Indigenous Music Awards 2020.

“Miiesha holds multitudes – she is a movement” – Cyclone Wehner – NME.

The 1770 Cultural Connections Immersion festival is welcoming to everyone with the purpose of driving reconciliation through education and coming together in a 2 day festival of our First Nations People through song, dance, cultural performances, guest speakers, parliamentary dignitaries and more.

“We’ve owned our past – we can own our future together” – Kerry Blackman Gidarjil Development Corporation.

Gidarjil Development Corporation held the inaugural 1770 Festival in 2020 with a crowd of 1600 people over 2 days.

The event was a great success and a key component of driving reconciliation through education and engagement with the First Nations People of the region and white Australians.


Festival Dates: 2nd and 3rd October 2021

Location: 1770 SES Grounds, Seventeen Seventy QLD 4677, Australia

For any corporate sponsorship enquiries or involvement in festival itself please contact Nicole Bonney at Gidarjil at or on 0403 728 885