Local young people organise music festival for National Youth Week

sp-main-logo-rgb-v2Sustainable Partnerships Australia (SPA) will kick off National Youth Week celebrations on the Sunshine Coast with the Raw Sound Festival being held this Friday the 4th of April.

The Raw Sounds Festival is a unique event for young people driven by SPA’s YEA Crew, which is made up of young volunteers looking to gain real life skills and make new friends.

The event will also host a huge line up of musicians, dance crews and artists who are all under 25 years of age.

SPA event coordinator, Amy Doran said the YEA Crew were looking forward to seeing their efforts come together on Friday night to celebrate youth week.

“The YEA Crew has worked really hard in the lead up to the Raw Sounds Festival and we are just thrilled to have so many youth involved in the event,” Amy said.

The event has been organised by SPA in partnership with Sunshine Coast PCYC to create a safe, all age event that is strictly drug and alcohol free.

“The event will run from 5.30pm until 10.30pm with acts performing across two stage areas, the main stage or the acoustic stage for those seeking a more chilled out atmosphere,” Amy said.

The Raw Sounds Festival will be held at Lake Kawana Community Centre and will officially kick of on the main stage at 5.30pm with Mayor, Mark Jamieson opening the event.

Sunshine Coast TAFE students from the Massage Therapy course will be at Raw Sounds giving out 10-minute massages for a gold coin donation. All funds raised will be donated to James Norquay, a year 9 student at Chancellor State College.

James who has a passion for drumming is legally blind and currently undergoing treatment for a serious medical condition. SPA is fundraising to purchase a drum kit for James in the near future.

Sustainable Partnerships Australia (SPA) is a not for profit organisation focused on creating highly effective strategic sustainable community partnerships. We pride ourselves on engaging in career, transition and all key community stakeholder groups. Our organisation was created as a result of the amalgamation of two high performing organisations within the Sunshine Coast and the Moreton Bay Regions in Queensland.

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