The Youth Wrap (August 2014)

Bayside City Council are beginning to plan for their annual Beachside Festival, and they want you to help! They are looking for young event management enthusiasts to help organise and run the 2015 Beachside Festival, scheduled to be held on Feburary 14. The organising committee will meet on Mondays from 5pm to 6pm at the Peterson Youth Centre in Highett and will be monthly to begin with, but more frequent closer to the big day. Bayside Youth Cervices are seeking young people aged between 12 and 25 years of age to assist in the organising of the event. Participating in the organisation is free for all, with snacks provided at the meetings.

Think you could help make this Beachfide Festival a festival to remember? Register your interest at, or for more information, contact Adam at Bayside Youth Services on 9599 4622, or email

After an incredibly successful Open Mic night in June, Bayside Youth Services are scheduled to host two more Open Mic Nights this year. They are scheduled for September 12 and November 21 so be sure to save the date!

For more information, contact Emily at Bayside City Councils Youth Services on 9599 4622.

This August, Boombox Events Present its annual Battle of the Bands Competition. Competing artists include The String Theory, Chloe Horler, Beneath The Lies, Groove Platoon, and Moss, with special guests My Echo headlining for the evening. The Battle will be held at the Brighton Town Hall on August 15 from 6.30pm to 10.30pm. Tickets are $12 presale or $15 at the door. This is a fully supervised drug, alcohol and smoke free event and passouts will not be available.

For more information, contact Boombox Events at, or Bayside City Councils Youth Services on 9599 4622.

Kingston Youth Services has recently launched the 2014 edition of its annual creative writing competition “Ink About It”. This exciting competition that requires entrants to interpret the image on the event flyer by writing a short story, poem or song, about anything – so long as it connects back to the image. Entries are now open, but must close on Friday October 3 at 5pm sharp, so get writing! With prizes on offer for the three best entries, as voted by a panel of Kingston Youth Services staff and young people, this is an opportunity not to be missed. Third place will receive a $250 gift voucher and offer of a Voiceworks magazine subscription, a $350 gift voucher and the same subscription offer will go to second place, with the lucky winner receiving a massive $500 gift voucher and the offer of a creative writing course with Holmesglen TAFE.

Any questions can be directed to Paul who can be contacted on 1300 369 436, or at

Ever thought about joining a Freeza committee? Well here’s your chance! The Bayside Freeza Committee, Boombox Events, is looking for new recruits to join their team in 2015. Members will be involved in planning, organizing and running youth events in Bayside including Summer Beach Festivals, music gigs, Battle of the Bands competitions, skate events, award nights, art exhibitions, a Halloween event and more. The Committee meets on a weekly basis, organising at least five events per year. Membership is open to young people aged between 12 and 25 in the Bayside region.

For more information or to apply, contact Bayside City Council’s Youth Services on 9599 4622 or visit

The final battle for 2014 has come for Fresh Entertainment, which must now choose a winner to progress to the regional Battle of the Bands. On August 9, six talented artists will compete at the Frankston Mechanics Hall, with Elegist, I, Valiance headlining the event. Winners from the first heat who will compete on the night include DTSD, Melanie Grace, and Wild Nite, and winners from the second heat are Static Revenue, Flesh of the Earth, and Along Shorelines. Tickets are $10 at the door, which opens at 5.30pm, and there are strictly no passouts. This is an ages, drug, alcohol and smoke free events.

For more information contact Chris Hoffman at Fresh Entertainment on 9293 7110, or visit