Thank you for joining us at South East Block Party 2024!

To celebrate Youth Week 2024, Weave Youth & Community Services, in partnership with Kobie Dee; a Gomeroi man, rapper and master storyteller, and Randwick Council, held the fourth annual South East Block Party at Coral Sea Park in Maroubra.

Thousands of local community members, including children, young people and families, gathered on Bidjigal Land on 24th April for live performances, food, games and cultural activities. This was an all ages, drug and alcohol free event.


“From the Welcome to Country, smoking ceremony and cultural dances, to the joy on the children's faces, the sense of togetherness and pride in community and culture was so strong and palpable everywhere you looked. Kobie Dee’s strong, positive messages and his love for the South East community shone through as strongly as the full moon that lit up the sky” Siobhan Bryson, CEO | Weave Youth & Community Services

With a celebration of culture at the heart of the event, South East Block Party 2024 opened with a Smoking Ceremony and dances from the Gamay dancers and Weave’s Kool Kids Program dancers

This year we saw impressive live performances by Minty and Stephen Wilson, Lil Arts, That Gurl Bella, Pannia, JK-47 and of course headliner Kobie Dee, with a surprise guest appearance by Barkaa. 

This year’s event had a giant inflatable obstacle course, teacup rides, hair braiding and barbers giving free haircuts, lawn games, face painting, a bustling kids art and craft tent, a basketball comp, 6 food trucks and stalls and more…all free to the community! 

Collaboration with other services is an important part of South East Block Party and many contributed their time, energy, and skills to the event by running informative stalls and activities. Thank you to Na Joomelah, The Shack (BenevolentSociety) Mudgin-Gal, and the Uncles with the Kinchela Boys bus for being part of this year’s event.At Weave we know the power of genuine community connection. South East Block Party was dreamed up by Kobie Dee and Weave’s young men’s group to showcase local talent, raise awareness of mental health experiences, and celebrate the strengths of the communities we work with.

We acknowledge Kobie’s music, advocacy and message and the inspiration he provides to young people in his communities and people following his journey. Kobie is a  true role model!

South East Block Party would not be possible without the sponsors, partners, volunteers and Weave supporters who help us create meaningful, positive experiences for the communities we work with.

A tremendous collaborative effort from all parties involved, South East Block Party 2024 is something we can all be very proud of.

Our deepest gratitude to every person who came together to make this day so special, the most important of those being the greater community who all showed up with such togetherness and ownership of this wonderful event.

Event Partners:

Weave Youth & Community Services | Kobie Dee | Randwick Council

Major Event Sponsors:

Na Joomelah | Sony Music Publishing

Event Sponsors:

Clipped | Pat’n’Sticks | Herbert Smith Freehills | Colin Biggers & Paisley | O’Brien Criminal & Civil Solicitors

Event Supporters:

Amanaki Studios | Tristan Stefan Edouard | JD Sports | Clipped Media

" Kobie Dee you are an extraordinary role model leading the way for the next generation.

It was a privilege to experience your big, brave, beautiful heart and to feel the tight-knit community love. I love the enormous respect offered to the Elders in this very special local community. Congratulations Kobie, we will never forget this beautiful event. "

— Kylie Kwong

Photography by Tristan Stefan Edouard