Inala Wangarra & Brisbane City Council proudly present Stylin’ Up
A Deadly Indigenous Hip Hop & R’N’B Event
Saturday, May 24, 2014
11AM – 6PM
CJ Green!eld Sports Complex Freeman Road, Inala, 4077
Pride in Self | Pride in Community | Pride in Culture
THE EVENT

Stylin’ UP is BACK!!!

And to help us celebrate our 13th year we’ve lined up a program that will no doubt see about 12,000+ people make their way towards Inala to witness this iconic event.

Direct from the USA to Inala, we are excited to announce that Grammy Nominee & BET Award WINNER J.HOLIDAY will be PERFORMING LIVE at Stylin' UP this year!!

BRING A BLANKET OR A CHAIR, RELAX & EXPERIENCE SOME OF AUSTRALIA'S DEADLIEST MUSIC, DANCE & CULTURE.

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About Stylin' Up

Stylin’ UP is an Indigenous owned Hip Hop and R’n’B music and dance skills development workshop and event program. Stylin’ UP is developed with and for young people from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds in Brisbane’s South West communities.

Over the past 13 years Stylin’UP has grown to become Australia’s largest Indigenous Hip-Hop and R&B music and dance event and a nationally significant contemporary Indigenous creative arts development program. Stylin’UP originated as an initiative of Brisbane City Council and the Indigenous Community of Inala, and has been nurtured and developed by the Stylin’UP Community Crew, made up of elders, community leaders and government representatives.

In 2009 the event drew over 15,000 attendees and participants from Inala, Brisbane and surrounding regions and from all across the country as well as official visitors and community members from Logan, Hopevale, Cherbourg, and Woorabinda through the Stylin’UP Regional Program.

Stylin’UP is a multifaceted process, which engages the entire community from Elders through to children. Alongside the high profile public event exists a lengthy workshop program, aimed at engaging indigenous youth. In 2008 the workshop programs engaged 1500 young people from Brisbane’s South West corridor and a further 300 from regional communities.

Community ownership of Stylin’UP is an essential element as it has built local community cultural capacity and empowerment across all levels. Since its inception, Stylin’UP has been guided by three themes that the community valued as important to their young people:

Over the past 13 years Stylin’UP has grown to become Australia’s largest Indigenous Hip-Hop and R&B music and dance event and a nationally significant contemporary Indigenous creative arts development program. Stylin’UP originated as an initiative of Brisbane City Council and the Indigenous Community of Inala, and has been nurtured and developed by the Stylin’UP Community Crew, made up of elders, community leaders and government representatives.

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WORKSHOP. PHOTOS. VIDZ. BLOGS. IDEAS. PARTNERS.
PHOTO GALLERY

Inspired by those we inspire, join us in being visible. If you want to see your photographs in this section, subscribe & email us the link for consideration.  The plan is to feature great photographs of the event and the learning & dedication that takes place in the lead up to it – from a community perspective.

CHECK OUT WHO IS INVOLVED!

Click on a name and view or listen in on both our emerging & professional artists!  We’ve got Videos & Audio Powered by YouTube,  featuring both official & unofficial audio and video created by artists, mentors, students & organisations.

PAST ARTISTS
Organizations, Producers & Artists Serving Youth

A lot of people have contributed to Stylin' Up over the years, check them out here & show them some appreciation.

Other Organizations & People Involved

Have we missed you? Contact us if you think you should be featured here…

Performers
Stylin' UP has seen some deadly talent over the past 12 years perform live on stage, entertaining crowds of up to 15,000 people! Do you remember these artists? Jump on out facebook page & let us know WHO was ur favorite? AND WHO do you think we should consider next?
J.Holiday
Nahum Grymes (born November 29, 1984), better known by his stage name J. Holiday, is an American recording artist and songwriter. He came into prominence in 2007 with his breakthrough hit "Bed", peaking at number five on the Billboard Hot 100. He released two studio albums, Back of My Lac' (2007) & Round 2 (2009). His third studio album Guilty Conscience, was released in January 2014. His first album in over five years.
Kaylah Truth
There is a new voice in Australian hip-hop, and it’s one that soon will be impossible to ignore. After years as a mainstay in the Brisbane hip-hop and rap scene, the irrepressible KAYLAH TRUTH is now truly stepping out on her own with the thumping new track ‘Oh Diva Me’. Set to a floor shaking beat, Kaylah’s stinging vocal take is brimming with attitude and confidence and captures an artist well and truly coming into her own.
Tiama
Tiama is one of brisbanes most exciting up and coming songwriters. After only beggining to compose original songs in 2012, she took out the inaugural Brisbane Dicovered COntest in 2013 and has just released her single 'Take You There' onto itunes. Tiama is fast developing a stellar reputation around Brsiaben and will release and EP in late 2014.
Garret Lyon
Born and raised in Rockhampton, Garret Lyon, Singer/Songwriter/Dancer is making his mark in Brisbane’s music industry. Garret has worked and performed alongside the likes of Leah Purcell, Deborah Mailman, Casey Donovan, Troy Casser-Daley, Bernard Fanning and international superstar Joss Stone. Garret’s most recent work includes the lead role in “Aladdin: The Musical” in Jakarta, Indonesia and Garret has just finished performing in Oscar Theatre companies sell out cabaret show “Boy&Girl”
Dean Brady
Dean Brady talks growing up in Cairns, astronaut dreams and the shark that got away. Australia stood still when 10-year-old Dean Brady from Cairns took to the Got Talent stage back at Auditions. His impressive rendition of My Girl by the Temptations made comparing him to a young Michael Jackson impossible to resist.
Free Shuttlebus Timetable

NEED A LIFT TO STYLIN’ UP 2014?

To find your nearest shuttlebus pick-up & drop-off location for Stylin’ Up 2014, check out the timetables below:

Talent Comp
There’s a reason it’s known as the deadliest dance comp around & this year we’ve decided to step it up a notch & open up the stage to all other talents!! You really gotta come to Inala to experience why!! Stylin’ UP has stood the test of time, 13 years & still goin’ strong! & for the first time in its history, we are excited to present The The Stylin' Up Talent Comp.  STYLIN’ UP is offering over $5000 in prizes + the ultimate bragging rights!! Lookout for some of the best talent as they descend on the 4077 Dance Stage to decide who will be the 2014 champions. R U READY?!!! =)
Limited spots available!!

Workshop Programs

Whilst the significance of the Stylin’UP event cannot be ignored, the core of Stylin’UP is the extensive workshop program that runs for four months leading up to the festival. These workshops have taken place in the South West corridor of Brisbane since the beginning of the project and have developed each year.

In 2006 the Queensland State Government contributed funding to extend the workshop and skills development program into key regional indigenous communities; Ipswich, Logan, Cherbourg, Woorabinda, Goondiwindi, Boggabilla and Toomelah through the Stylin’UP Regional Program, facilitated by Human. In 2014 communities have been invited to part of Stylin UP, with each community working hard to co-ordinate their involvement.

Workshops in Music creation, beat production, lyric writing,  visual and graphic design  as well as Dance Workshops (both traditional as well as the styles of dance that stem from Hip Hop) engage large numbers of young people from across Brisbane’s South-West to take part in a variety of creative skills development workshops helping develop skills, confidence and pride. Other workshops include sports skills to promote healthy lifestyle and traditional dance and arts workshops.

The value of the Stylin’UP workshop program has been demonstrated many times through:

  • Increased school retention rates
  • Lowering in crime during the workshop period
  • Increased health awareness amongst young workshop participants
  • Reduced rates of drug and alcohol use
  • The breaking down of long-standing barriers between indigenous communities
  • Many more intangible ways such as increased pride and respect for self and others, best demonstrated through the anecdotal records and stories amongst the Inala community.
Expression of Interest
Stall Holders

Year after year thousands of people from all over Australia gravitate towards Stylin’ Up in Inala to be a part of one of the most unique events in the country, to see some of the best live music & dance entertainment, as well as to experience an authentic cultural exchange.This year, we are seeking food stallholders with a focus on diverse multicultural options to add to the festive atmosphere of the event.There’s something about the sizzle of a BBQ grill, the smell of an eclectic mix of cuisines and passionate food venders that somehow always makes our tummy rumble and eyes widen! Prospective stallholders are advised to apply by March 21 to avoid disappointment due to the limited number of stalls available.

To inquire, please email fill out the Expression of Interest Form via the link below & we will get back to you very soon.

Expression of Interest Form

contact
For all Event Enquiries:
Inala Wangarra
Stylin’ UP Coordinator