There is just one week to go before the state’s biggest and best celebration of youth music, art and culture – Bring It On! – at Fairfield Showground.
Young people aged 14-25 years old from across Sydney are invited to the Festival on Sunday 14 April, 12pm-7.30pm to take part in the celebrations, which will include the inaugural Rainbow Run. Participants will tackle a fun obstacle course while being doused in coloured powder! Make sure you wear a white shirt.
The day will culminate in a fun Foam Party, hosted by one of Australia’s most exciting young performers, DJ Tigerlily! She will perform live from 6.45pm.
The Festival will be divided into four zones, each with their own theme and activities:
Short film screenings: 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm
Live performances: 12pm – 3.30pm
Incredibles 2 movie screening: 3.30pm
Bean bags and yard games
Live performances: 12pm – 4.30pm
Youth yoga: 3.30pm – 4 pm
Sports Clinics with GWS Giants
Pass the ball competitions with the Bulldogs
Test your throwing skills with Sydney Thunder
Graffiti demonstrations: 12pm, 1pm and 2pm
Live performances: 12.30pm – 3.30pm
Glitter Bar: 1pm – 5pm
Dance party: 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Foam Party featuring DJ Tigerlily: 6.45pm
DanceKool Block Party
Under 13s dance battle: 2pm – 2.30pm
Open dance battle: 2.30pm – 5.30pm
Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone said he was proud that the City plays host to such an important and exciting youth event.
“Fairfield City is proudly a family city. Events that support our families, our young people and our diverse communities are very important to us,” Mayor Carbone said.
“Bring It On! has been entertaining and educating our young people for 17 years and I am proud to say that this year’s Festival is shaping up to be the biggest, brightest and most exciting event yet.
“I encourage young people from across Fairfield City and all of Sydney to come down, enjoy the entertainment, get covered in colour in the Rainbow Run and party afterwards with DJ Tigerlily at the Foam Party. This is an event you will not want to miss.”
The theme of this year’s event is mental health. Young people are less likely than any other age group to seek professional help for mental health concerns, yet a quarter of all young people aged 16-24 years will meet the criteria for a mental health disorder in a 12 month period. Bring It On! will tackle the stigma head on with a special film to be shown during the event.
A number of local service providers – including those in the field of mental health support – will be offering information and guidance to young people throughout the day.
Free transport will be provided between Fairfield, Cabramatta and Canley Vale rail stations and the Bring It On! Festival from 11.30am. The last bus from Fairfield station will leave at 5.30pm. The event is drug and alcohol-free.