Australian Idol-winning First Nations artist Royston Noell will perform live at the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys’ Deadly Choices Round in Townsville on Saturday 13 May.
Royston, a Far North Queensland Thanakwith and Wagadagam person, will headline the pre-game show as part, of Tropic Fiesta, presented by the North Australian Festival of Arts and QMUSIC to help support the celebration of Indigenous history, inclusion, and reconciliation at the dedicated round.
On appearing and winning Australian Idol in March this year, Royston said he was ‘proud to represent remote Indigenous communities’.
“In remote communities there’s not a lot of opportunities and kids feel like they can’t follow their dreams,” he said.
“It doesn’t matter where you come from - if I can change one little kid’s mind and make them think ‘wow if Royston can do it then I can’, my job is done”.
The round is the product of a partnership between Deadly Choices and the Cowboys to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander’s people to make healthy choices for themselves and their families.
Charities and organisations who support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will also be showcased during the afternoon’s program.
Royston’s performance is one of many events under the Tropic Fiesta banner.
Tropic Fiesta is a festival of live music that showcases the best up and coming Australian talent! Every weekend throughout the month of May, the people of Townsville will find music in every corner of the city – from pop-up performances in the streets to the highly anticipated return of Tropic Sounds on Saturday 27 May.
For more information on how you can support Tropic Fiesta follow this link >> tropicfiesta.com.au
Gates open at 2.45pm at Queensland Country Bank Stadium for Cowboys Deadly Choices Round, which includes Cowboys v Dragons and the Clontarf State of Origin curtain raiser. Tickets still available here.