Lowood Youthfest a success

Kasper Rodak and Hayley Anderson-Harren grabbed some snow cones at Lowood Youthfest. Pictures: JACOB HAYDEN, MEDIA OPERANDI

The Lowood State School oval was a hive of activity on Friday 12 April with over 500 people from Somerset and surrounding communities attending the inaugural Lowood Youthfest to enjoy live music, DJ, acrobatic performances, activities, workshops, information stalls, food, and fun.

Local youth service providers and supporters Ipswich Community Youth Service, Vital Hub, Services Australia, PCYC, Police Crime Prevention Unit, Qld Fire Rescue Emergency Services, Anglicare Youth in Charge, Lives Lived Well/Standby, West Moreton Health Disaster Recovery Team and Shatter the Stigma, Drug Arm, Somerset Region Support Service, Interact, Kambu, Tenancy Skills and Drakes were on hand to chat with young people about opportunities to connect and the importance of mental health.

Attendees were treated to a host of fun activities, including gravity defying acrobatics from ZimBoyZ, live music from Angie Whitely, Myles Dunn, Harry Phillips, DJ Harry Rapmund and headline artist and rapper Lisi 4300.

Ipswich Community Youth Service CEO Amanda Margerison thanked everyone who attended Lowood Youthfest for making it such a success.

“It was wonderful to see so many young people having a great time and making connections with youth-related services in Somerset region,” she said.

The event was a joint initiative of ICYS and Somerset Regional Council, proudly funded by the Queensland Government Tackling Regional Diversity through Connected Communities grant program.