Youth shift up a gear at festival

David CharlesworthSouth Western Times
Levi Pound, 11, Beau Wallace, 12, both of Bunbury, and Robert Foreman, 12, of Eaton.
Camera IconLevi Pound, 11, Beau Wallace, 12, both of Bunbury, and Robert Foreman, 12, of Eaton.

FAMILIES enjoyed a day of free festivities at Koombana Beach on Sunday at the Bunbury Shift Youth Festival.

Nathan Buswell, of Bunbury, and his son Liam, 4.
Camera IconNathan Buswell, of Bunbury, and his son Liam, 4.

Hosted by the City of Bunbury in celebration of WA Youth Week, the festival included an art workshop, lawn and beach games, stand up paddleboarding, bouncy castles, sumo suits and even a pop-up skatepark.

Alexis Dowds, 5, of Eaton.
Camera IconAlexis Dowds, 5, of Eaton.

Local talent took to the stage throughout the day, with Perth band Woolly Mammoth on stage ahead of headliners, Melbourne indie band and Triple J favourites British India.

Becky Duncan, 4, of Australind.
Camera IconBecky Duncan, 4, of Australind.
Bianca, 6, Talitha and Mieke Viljoen, 10, Kate, 6, and Daniel Appelboom, 3, all of Perth.
Camera IconBianca, 6, Talitha and Mieke Viljoen, 10, Kate, 6, and Daniel Appelboom, 3, all of Perth.
Amber Draper, 9, with her sister Hannah, 11, of Eaton, try out the stand up paddle boarding with help from volunteer Gordon McKercher.
Camera IconAmber Draper, 9, with her sister Hannah, 11, of Eaton, try out the stand up paddle boarding with help from volunteer Gordon McKercher.
Suzie Cameron, of Cairns, and her daughter Amber, 11.
Camera IconSuzie Cameron, of Cairns, and her daughter Amber, 11.
Sienna, 12, and Zack Falco, 9, of Dalyellup.
Camera IconSienna, 12, and Zack Falco, 9, of Dalyellup.
British India lead vocalist Declan Melia and drummer Matt O'Gorman.
Camera IconBritish India lead vocalist Declan Melia and drummer Matt O'Gorman.

Get the latest news from thewest.com.au in your inbox.

Sign up for our emails