The Youth Wrap (January 2015)

The Battle of the Bands annual regional finals have now concluded, and the remaining bands must now prepare for the final battle. For the past seven months, emerging artists have been battling for the last seven months in the 2014 series of the FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands competition. The nine regional winners will progress to the final stage of the battle, where they will perform at the Grand Final at the City of Melbourne’s Moomba Festival, on March 7, 2015. Bands to compete on the day include The Quick and the Dead, The Flats, Horris Green, Revolution, The Bean Project, A-Ron and J.Jay, Requiem, The Evercold, and Ember Rain.

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Planning to head down to the annual Waterfront Festival in Frankston this month? Make sure you check out Fresh Entertainments youth stage! The Waterfront Festival will run on the 17th and 18th, but Fresh Entertainment has a treat in store, starting the fun early with a hardcore gig on the 16th. There will be six bands performing from 6-7pm, including Ocean Grove, Swim Through Seasons, Ever Rest, Hands of Hope, Along Shorelines, and Static Revenue. The gig is free to the public, and the stage will be sectioned off in a drug, smoke, and alcohol free area all weekend. Saturday will exhibit more chilled bands and artists, while Sunday will host various acoustic acts. The youth area will also have a headspace tent and temporary tattoos. Please note, Red Riding Hood Bikes have withdrawn their participation in this event, so there will no longer be bike demonstrations or free slushies.

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

TThe City of Kingston’s very own FReeZA crew, Fuse Productions, is on the lookout for young volunteers to join them in 2015. Fuse Productions is made up of a team of young volunteers aged between 14 and 25, who put on fun, exciting, safe, professionally run drug, alcohol and smoke free events. Delivering 6-8 events each year, some of the main events they host include Battle of the Bands, the St. Kilda Festival FReeZA stage, skate comps, and other cultural events. Committee members are given the opportunity to develop skills in event management, sound and lighting, booking artists, marketing, publicity, and more.

For more information and to join, contact Kingston Youth Services on 1300 369 436.

Looking for something to do these holidays? Join in the fun with some of the exciting activities Casey Council has on offer. The Teenage School Holiday Program is open to young people aged 12-17 years who live, study, or have strong connections to the City of Casey. Transport to and from most of the holiday program activities is available, with pick up and drop off points in Cranbourne, Berwick, Hampton Park, Fountain Gate, Endeavour Hills and Doveton. Activities include cooking a three-course meal, a Ground Pass to the Australian Open, a visit to the Melbourne Zoo, an indoor sports tournament, and indoor carpet bowling. Bookings for these activities will close January 14, unless they fill up prior. There are also free activities over the coming weeks including marvel superhero trivia & games, a total gaming Friday, and flavours of the world cooking program.

For more information on these activities and to make a booking, visit, or contact the Narre Warren Customer Service Centre on 9705 5200.

TKeep an eye out this summer for Bayside Youth Services crew popping-up around Bayside, bringing you food, freebies, and fun! Pop Up’s will occur on the first and third Friday of each month this summer. Keep an eye out on their Facebook ( and Instagram (baysideyouthservices) for updates about the specific locations, times, and what will be on offer.

For further information, contact Youth Services on 9599 4622