Breaking Aussie Day

This Australia Day (Friday, January 26) the Lismore PCYC, on the corner of Dawson and Orion streets, will host the sixth Aussie Battlers a hip hop, and break event. The action starts at 12pm (high noon) and features hip hop culture, fat beats, friendly battles and showcases of breakdance, hip hop dance, DJs, MCs (rap/rhyme) and open mic. Very Aussie.

Last year this event saw a crowd of 450 people celebrating Australia Day at Aussie Battlers (which is now sponsored by Choppers in Lismore).

The categories for competition are break, hip hop dance, MC battle, hip hop song, beatbox and scratchbattle. There will be guest judges including one of the best b-girls in this wide, phat land.

This is an all-ages gig and is open to all. For each category there are five strands solo, group, under 14s, open, and virgin. And over $1000 worth of prizes.

To enter the battles, register as a group or solo in breakdance, hip hop dance, MC (rhyme) or beatbox by next Tuesday, January 23.

If youre an MC and you dont want to do the battle thing (peacenik), enter the new category Hip Hop Song, showcase your material and maybe win a prize (like a paid gig!).

For more info and registration forms phone the Creative Peoples Collective on 6621 5776 or visit

For transport there are dedicated buses. Call your local bus organiser Nimbin 6689 1731, Kyogle Youth Action 6632 2972, Ballina YAC 6681 5511, Grafton 0412 081 060, or the Creative Peoples Collective.

This is a drug and alcohol-free event. A kiosk will be open for food and refreshments.

Entry is $5.

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