Boardwalk Youth Week Festival
Tasmania’s National Youth Week (NYW) celebrations kick off at the Bellerive Boardwalk on Saturday 6 April from 3 to 7pm. NYW is the biggest annual event for young people in Australia and this year’s theme is “Be active, Be happy, Be you”.
Three great Melbourne bands will feature at the Bellerive event with headliners Lowrider currently in the state to promote their new album Black Stone.
Lowrider is a hip hop soul band who formed in 2004 when brothers John (keyboard and Rhodes) and Paul Bartlett (drums) joined with bassist Scott Duncan and singer Joseph Braithwaite to developed a distinctive sound organically drawing from very diverse influences including Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, The Roots, Mos Def and Erykah Badu. Check them out on facebook https://www.facebook.com/wearelowrider
Lowrider will be supported by Alta – an indie, hip-hop duo with Hannah Lesser and Julius Dowson who combine their varied musical backgrounds to create ALTA’s unique mix of organic vocals and electronic/sample-based beats. Have a listen on triplej unearthed http://www.triplejunearthed.com.au/Alta
Also performing is That Gold Street Sound - a Motown Funk, Rock and Soul band from Melbourne who will make you shake your tail feather. It is ‘Devil’s Music’ with heavenly vocals that will make you wanna dance, and put you in the mood for romance. This is Funk, but not the type of Funk where songs and chorus’ take a back seat. It is Motown with a modern twist. It is old fashioned Soul with the influence of Rock and Roll. It is the most fun you can have with your pants on…until you dance your pants off!
You can also check them out at triplej unearthed http://www.triplejunearthed.com.au/Artists/View.aspx?artistid=47404
Besides great music there will be a host of other activities and loads of free give aways including a mechanical surfboard, a helicopter simulator, food, mocktails and a water stand.
The Bellerive Boardwalk Youth Week Festival is a free entry event organised by YNAG, a group of 12-25 year olds working closely with Clarence City Council. NYW is supported nationally by Youth Beyond Blue and will promote key messages about assisting young people with depression and anxiety.
The Boardwalk Festival is a drug and alcohol free event and is sponsored by Youth Beyond Blue, DPAC and Clarence City Council. It will be the official launched pad for Premier Lara Giddings to open all the Tasmanian activities happening during Youth Week.
To find out what else is on during National Youth Week go to the DPAC website and type in Youth Week Calendar.