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Live Music: The Struggling Kings

Brothers Daniel and Luke Riches combine Indigenous language with indie, rock and blues genres to create a distinct contemporary sound.

  • Friday 17 & Saturday 18 November
  • 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Free event

Daniel and Luke hail from Bardi Country in One Arm Point, Western Australia, and grew up learning and living the traditional lifestyle of the Bardi people. 

They have performed at some of WA’s biggest festivals, including the WA Day Festival, SOTA Festival, Nannup Festival and Fairbridge. The band were awarded Best Indigenous Band and Best Song for their track 'Oceans' at the NAIDOC Music Awards 2018 and took out the award for WA Music's Best Indigenous Act in 2019. 

The Struggling Kings featured in the 2022 SBS documentary Struggling Songlines, which follows the brothers seeking the wisdom of Elders to drive change amongst a troubled youth using the power of music. Their song ‘We Belong’ was written and recorded in collaboration with some of the Elders and youth of Ardyaloon and features in the documentary. 

No bookings required and all are welcome to attend.   

While every intent is for events to go ahead as planned, in some circumstances they may have to change due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances. 

Connect to Kambarang Program

This event is part of the Connect to Kambarang program with all-ages activities scheduled throughout November to celebrate the season of transformation on Wadjemup / Rottnest Island.

Friday 17 November
3 pm - 5 pm

Saturday 18 November
3 pm - 5 pm

Where to find Live Music: The Struggling Kings

The event is located in the heart of the settlement, on Thomson Lawn. Visitors will find the event site just a two-minute walk from the main jetty.