The Epic of Gilgamesh-Th e Procession of Enkidu

Opening Night – 14 June at 5.15pm Starting at Forrest Place 

THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH-TH E PROCESSION OF ENKIDU OPENING NIGHT – 14 JUNE AT 6.30PM STARTING AT FORREST PLACE To kick off Strange 2024, a procession of drummers will carry through the bustling streets of Perth the feature of INJURED NINJA’s ‘The Epic of Gilgamesh’ closing night performance: a sculpture depicting Enkidu, the legendary companion of Gilgamesh.

Weaving their way through the city by torchlight and drum and led by the enigmatic Sayer, The Epic of Gilgamesh will ceremoniously lay Enkidu to rest in the beating heart of Perth city, Forest Place, setting the stage for a legendary finale.

Enkidu will remain in place throughout Strange 2024 so the public can pay homage to this fallen hero before laying offerings and watching his immolation during the live performance of ‘The Epic of Gilgamesh’ on closing night.

INjured Ninja Presents: The Epic of Gilgamesh 

CLOSING Night – 23 June at 6.15pm Starting at Forrest Place (Immersive elements beginning from 4.00pm)

Prepare to be swept away by the primal energies of noise artists INJURED NINJA and an orchestra of Perth’s most talented musicians as their performance of ancient literary legend THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH. Mad Max meets Neo-Mesopotamia as the Epic immerses you in a world of myth and music, featuring multiple drum kits and a fleet of percussionists that will fill the air with calamitous rhythm.

Step into the heart of Perth city as Forest Chase transforms into a realm of dystopian myth on the closing night of STRANGE 2024! We invite you to witness a spectacle like no other as we pay homage to Enkidu, the companion of the God-King Gilgamesh, with a celebratory funeral pyre. Lay offerings at they body, and watch it burn surrounded by drums, lasers and fire.

GILGAMESH brings together artists and members from renowned bands like TANGLED THOUGHTS OF LEAVING, MATHAS, SELFLESS ORCHESTRA, and many more, showcasing the best of Perth’s musical talent.


CALL FOR DRUMS! This is an immersive and interactive performance. Dress up in your best post-apocalyptic garb and bring something to BANG and join in the percussive fury of GILGAMESH!


Boorloo’s noisiest boys Injured Ninja have been antagonising live music spaces and helping build creative communities since 2007. From SXSW in 2011 to Dark Mofo in 2021, Injured Ninja remain unapologetically loud and unable to die, bringing to both tiny venues and major arts festivals alike their own unique brand of sonic annihilation, surrealist humour and multidisciplinary, multi-media live performance.

About Injured Ninja’s THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH

Swallowing audiences in waves of percussion, distortion and festival-worthy bass, and featuring an all-star lineup of Australian musicians, The Epic of Gilgamesh is a project deeply immersed in themes of climate change, and an experiment in community building through music and performance, offering participants a chance to grieve and rage at what we’ve lost, and celebrate the things in our world still worth fighting for.


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