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4 July, 2021

Firebrace for NAIDOC

CELEBRATIONS for the Mackay District NAIDOC week will kick off 10am Monday with a flag raising ceremony at Mackay Regional Council

The celebrations are returning to the popular month of July, after the 2020 postponement to November due to impacts and uncertainty following COVID-19.

The Mackay NAIDOC committee are thrilled to welcome the most streamed First Nations pop artist in the world, Isaiah Firebrace (pictured above) to the week of events. He will be performing on Saturday 10 July at 7.30pm.

Well known for his win on The X-Factor in 2016, Firebrace’s appear- ance on Network 10’s 2020 season of The Masked Singer left Australia guessing who was behind the mask, with only Jackie O correctly guess- ing his identity.

Firebrace’s Eurovision Song Contest 2017 song ‘Don’t Come Easy’, has surpassed 14 million streams on Spotify.

His recent release, ‘Blame on Me’ is gaining momentum on streaming services and is set to be another chart topper.

Behind this glamour and fame, however, is a story of hardship fans respect and admire.

Growing up on the banks of the Murray River, Fire- brace went without essentials during his youth, to ensure the family could afford his weekend vocal lessons.

Firebrace’s dedication to his art has paid off and is now a signed artist with Sony Music Australia.

“I’m just this guy from a little country town but if I can keep doing what I love to do and bring music to the world then I know I’m on the right path,” he said.

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