Bang the Dore: Music in the Village

Bang the Dore: Music around the Village

1 January 1970 – 15 May 2021
Opening Hours
9:30am - 5:00pm
Bungendore Township
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All agesFREE

About this event

BANG the ‘DORE is all about bringing music to the streets of Bungendore Village.

Twenty local buskers will compete for prizes across the morning, and in the afternoon, three local headline artists will take the main stage. In amongst all that, the village will come alive with a range of local specialist music-related street stalls and special food offers from the Rotary Club Bungendore Scouts and your favourite local businesses.

The act with the most votes at the end of the busking competition will be crowned the People’s Choice winner and will have the chance to perform on the main stage alongside the headliner acts.

The afternoon headliner acts span a variety of genres from emerging musicians from Braidwood, Bungendore and Queanbeyan. The afternoon kicks off at 1.30pm with Braidwood’s indie singer-songwriter Lily Morris, followed by Bungendore hip-hop artist Context featuring Jimmy Pike and Chemi-Cal at 2.55pm. Finally, Queanbeyan artist, Jerikye Williams will perform a nod to the greats, The Big O, Johnny Cash and Elvis, at 3.45pm.


9.30am – 1.15pm Busking Competition
Various locations across the village, full schedule for buskers will be released closer to the day.

From 9.30am Street Vendors & Stalls
Across the village, you’ll discover stalls from Championship Vinyl, Bungendore Guitars, Resin Doll Designs, The QBN Hive, Jane Bayles Books, Preloved & Vintage fashion and Phil’s Emporium pop-op shop. Alongside all this, you’ll also find our ‘Be a Rockstar’ dress up competition (see T&Cs for more info) and food offers from the Rotary Club, Mellabella Gelato, and wine tasting from local vineyard Contentious Character.

10am – 11am Kids Craft at The Courtyard
Head to The Courtyard on Gibraltar Street to enjoy some music-inspired kids craft.

From 1.30pm Main Stage on Gibraltar Street
Bring your picnic blankets and fold-up chairs and enjoy the bands in comfort with special food offers from the Bungendore Scouts, The Lake George Hotel and The Gathering.

1.40pm – Lily Morris
Singer-songwriter, Lily Morris, performs indie songs inspired by a range of genres, including her debut single ‘Grand Illusions’.

2.25pm – Busking Competition Prize Giving & People’s Choice winner performance
Join us at the Main Stage for the busking competition prize giving and to hear the People’s Choice winner perform.

2.55pm – Context feat. Jimmy Pike & Chemi-Cal
Context brings high energy hip hop with solid production and comedic flows on stage with Canberra hip hop artists Jimmy Pike and Chemi-Cal.

3.45pm – Jerikye Williams
Jerikye Williams closes the afternoon with a mixture of originals and classics from the greats.

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Lily Morris

Lily Morris is a singer-songwriter local to the town of Braidwood. She writes indie songs inspired by a range of genres that feature lyrics about Braidwood, growing up, and the thoughts that go through your head when you wake in the night. She recorded and released her debut single 'Grand Illusions' from her bedroom during lockdown of 2020.

Context feat. Jimmy Pike & Chemi-Cal

Originally from Bungendore, landed in Melbourne and now back once again – Context is a performing hip hop artist that brings high energy, solid production and comedic flows to the stage. Rising up in Canberra in 2013, Context mastered his boom bap style delivery through supporting international acts such as Brother Ali, Apollo Brown, RA the Rugged Man & many more. Context has performed across Australia under the Lab Co. banner and has also recently joined forces with Who Knows (a Sydney / Blue Mountains hip hop label). Context has released 5 studio projects on mediums such as Vinyl and Cassette and has worked with many local, interstate and international artists including BVA (UK), Sinks (MEL), Tenth Dan (SYD) with supporting production from Jimmy Flipshyt (QLD), Figarate (UK) and Joe Syzlak (CBR). For this show, Context is bringing Canberra’s finest hip hop artists to Bungendore - Jimmy Pike and Chemi-Cal will be joining him on stage. Jimmy is an incredible rapper and producer and also performed across Australia. Cal brings the energy and is a well-renowned scratch DJ representing the Cut Lab crew. With a focus on energy and friendly delivery – this performance will have a little something for everybody.

Jerikye Williams

Queanbeyanite Jerikye Williams is a lover of the greats, Elvis, Roy Orbison and of course the man in black, Johnny Cash. The BANG the ‘Dore performance will be a mixture of some of that trios classic songs sprinkled with some of Jerikye’s originals that he’s put together over the past couple of years. Jerikye performs with his talented Aunty who is also a guitarist, vocalist and drummer.


It’s up to you! To catch our wonderful buskers, arrive any time from 9:30am to soak up the music and enjoy Bungendore’s Saturday morning retail and hospitality offers. The main stage gig will start at 1:30pm featuring LILY MORRIS, CONTEXT FEAT. JIMMY PIKE & CHEMI-CAL and JERIKYE WILLIAMS and will finish up at 5pm.

Whilst the activities and entertainment will be suitable for all ages, it will be a long day so families with little ones may prefer to just attend a short portion of the event alongside enjoying other local offers.

There is plenty of free on-street parking across the village. If you’re able to park further out from the centre please do, so that less mobile visitors can park close by. We recommend parking on Gibraltar, Ellendon and Butmaroo Streets. Please be aware that the area immediately in front of the Lake George Hotel will be closed to all cars from 11:30am.

No, but we will require all those taking part in the event to ‘check in’ on the Service NSW app as part of our Covid-Safe plan.

Registration for the busking competition has now closed. If you are interested in being added to the waiting list please email

You’re welcome to bring your furry friends to explore the village as normal but dogs won’t be permitted into the Main Stage area on Gibraltar Street. Please be mindful that there will be lots of noise and movement on the day and some dogs could find elements of the event stressful. You might want to consider leaving them at home if they’re not very confident in these types of situations.

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