Foreshore festival fun offers something for everyone

Kate Fielding and Emily AceSouth Western Times
Bunbury Youth Mayor Sean Smith, rear, and City of Bunbury youth development officer Michael Todd test out some of the activities on offer at this year’s SHIFT Festival with Youth Advisory Council members Tilly Wilson, 15, Bella Bergemeister, 13, and Sean Van der Wielen, 17.
Camera IconBunbury Youth Mayor Sean Smith, rear, and City of Bunbury youth development officer Michael Todd test out some of the activities on offer at this year’s SHIFT Festival with Youth Advisory Council members Tilly Wilson, 15, Bella Bergemeister, 13, and Sean Van der Wielen, 17. Credit: Jon Gellweiler / South Western Times

Bunbury’s Youth Advisory Council is gearing up for its biggest event of the year and is encouraging the city’s youngest residents to get involved.

The SHIFT Festival 2018 presented by Drug Aware will take over the Koombana Bay foreshore on April 15 and with some high quality entertainment lined up, Youth Mayor Sean Smith says the event is not to be missed.

“The biggest highlight will easily be the entertainment – British India, Woolly Mammoth and a lot of awesome local supports, but also all of the activities,” Mr Smith said.

“We have a pop-up skatepark, we have free beach activities and games, the stalls, food vendors – it’s really for everyone and even if you are just coming down to watch one person play music, there is all sorts of other activities to keep you hanging around.”

Bunbury Youth Mayor Sean Smith, rear, and City of Bunbury youth development officer Michael Todd test out some of the activities on offer at this year’s SHIFT Festival with Youth Advisory Council members Tilly Wilson, 15, Bella Bergemeister, 13, and Sean Van der Wielen, 17.
Camera IconBunbury Youth Mayor Sean Smith, rear, and City of Bunbury youth development officer Michael Todd test out some of the activities on offer at this year’s SHIFT Festival with Youth Advisory Council members Tilly Wilson, 15, Bella Bergemeister, 13, and Sean Van der Wielen, 17. Credit: Jon Gellweiler / South Western Times

While the festival is aimed at young people, the entire community is welcome at the free event.

“Shift is an all ages festival for young people but for the community as well,” Mr Smith said.

“It’s really to celebrate young people in the Bunbury area and giving a festival and event they can really own and celebrate.”

The festival kicks off at 1pm and runs until 7pm.

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