Deadly Noize

Join us for a Deadly line-up with some of Australia's hottest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists

Starring some of Australia's biggest rising stars in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music scene, we are turning the volume up to 11 with a 4 hour concert that is sure to rock St Lucia!

Hitting Lower Forgan Smith Lawns on 23 October, gates will open at 5pm with market stalls, food and a garden bar, before the main event gets started at 6pm.

This is an 18+ event.

Tickets are on sale now*

  • $10 for current UQ Students
  • $15 for community members (including UQ staff and alumni)

*Plus EventBrite booking fee


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Meet the artists


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Sycco is an Australian singer-songwriter and producer from Brisbane. She has been nominated for 3 NIMA awards this year, including 2021 artist of the year, song of the year and film clip of the year. Also being nominated for Triple J Unearthed Artist of the Year in 2020, having released the pop singles “Nicotine” and “Dribble” in the same year.


Tia Gostelow titled her new album “Chrysalis” which is a perfect way to describe the transformation of the young lady you see before you today.  2019 was her first year living away from family and friends and she turned that longing into the songs that appear on “Chrysalis”.

Tia has only just turned 21 and has released two albums with the song “Strangers” just shy of 12 million streams and certified GOLD, 2 Triple J feature albums and the Queensland Music Award for album of the year for “Thick Skin”.

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North Stradbroke Island local, Sachém is an artist whose intellect and creativity reaches new levels. With his name being a title given to the Native American chief from the Mohegan tribe in the North East of the USA, it was prophetic that frontline First Nation/African American leader Sachém would become a talented writer and orator.

Having played at Yonder Festival in 2020 and Mountain Goat Valley Crawl 2021, fans who see Sachém live can expect to be enamoured by a "young Indigenous man, conflicted and exhausted, amidst a turbulent battle of ego, monetary gain and self-discovery" which manifests in a theatrical and emotive performance.

Event program

UQ NAIDOC Concert 2018


Gates open

Enjoy the festival vibe with:

  • Live music
  • Market stalls
  • Food Trucks
  • Cash bar
6pm Chris Tamwoy
7pm Sachém
8pm Tia Gostelow
9pm Sycco

Registration and Entry

This is a licensed 18+ only event, valid ID will be required for all patrons upon entry. Food and alcohol is available for purchase on-site, no BYO food or alcohol. Bar service will commence from 5pm onwards only.

UQ is a smoke-free campus. Smoking is not permitted on any UQ campus or recognised site. This includes the use of electronic cigarettes, vapour pens or other devices. See here a list of boundary maps for most campus.

Due to safety reasons and in line with current guidelines, registration is essential for this event.

COVID Safe Events

All events and spaces are operating in line with current guidelines. We ask that you please practice social distancing at all times.

You may attend an event or activity at a UQ location providing:

  • Have not been in close contact with an active COVID-19 case and are required to quarantine
  • You are feeling well and have not had a fever, cough, sore throat, headache, distorted sense of taste, shortness of breath, chills, vomiting or any cold/flu like symptoms within the last 24 hours.

Acknowledgement of Country

The University of Queensland (UQ) acknowledges the Traditional Owners and their custodianship of the lands on which UQ operates.

We pay our respects to their Ancestors and their descendants, who continue cultural and spiritual connections to Country.

We recognise their valuable contributions to Australian and global society.