Thelma Plum to headline NSWALC’s Rock for Land Rights Concert at Parramatta

5 October, 2023

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) is pleased to confirm beloved singer-songwriter Thelma Plum will headline its landmark Rock for Land Rights Concert on Saturday, 4 November 2023 at Parramatta Park.

This year is the 40th anniversary of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act (ALRA) being proclaimed in NSW, and the concert at Parramatta Park’s The Crescent will be a fitting end to a year of festivities.

“We are so excited to secure such a great line up for the Rock for Land Rights gig,’’ NSWALC Chairperson Cr Danny Chapman said. “We are thrilled to have Thelma Plum, Nooky, Roger Knox, the Stiff Gins and Microwave Jenny performing at our free Rock for Land Rights family concert at Parramatta Park.”

Thelma Plum is a multiple award winning Gamilaraay woman, musician and creator. Her debut album Better In Blak is a story about culture, heritage, love, and pain, and spawned 3 platinum singles and the bedrock of an enchanting live show.

Yuin rapper, producer and radio host, Nooky, perennial country music favourite, Roger Knox, acoustic band with amazing melodies, Stiff Gins and pop duo, Microwave Jenny round out the November concert.

“We are encouraging everyone – mob and allies – to attend. It will be a homage to the last Rock for Land Rights concert held in 1989, and the Parramatta Park event will showcase First Nations excellence in a variety of fields,’’ Cr Chapman said.

The first Rock for Land Rights Concert was held in 1989 at Homebush and featured Crowded House, Paul Kelly, Black Lace, Sharon Carpenter and other special guests.


Date: Saturday, 4th November 2023
Location: The Crescent, Parramatta Park
Time: 12pm – 6pm


We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of the lands where we work as well as across the lands we travel through. We also acknowledge our Elders past, present and emerging.

Artwork Credit: Craig Cromelin, from a painting he did titled, "4 favourite fishing holes". It is a snippet of his growing years on the Lachlan River, featuring yabby, turtle, fish and family.