Central Highlands Regional Council’s first ever youth music festival Parkwave was a success.
The opener for the Central Highlands’ Youth Week saw 1300 people walk through the gates at Blackwater Lions Park to enjoy markets, eat street and live music on two stages.
Mayor Kerry Hayes said the turnout and enthusiasm displayed by council, volunteers and vendors is a clear indicator of its success.
‘The expectation was to have 1,000 visitors walk through the gates and to beat that number shows that people support and want events like Parkwave,’ he said.
‘We had the opportunity to facilitate it through the Queensland Government’s Building Better Regions Fund and we’re hoping that it has set a precedent for similar events in the future.’
Council’s Youth Development Officer Joshua Clutterbuck was part of the team of council staff organising, setting up and running the event.
‘Our team worked with the local youth group and volunteers to get the everything up and running,’ he said.
‘The feedback we received from people both on the night and afterwards was truly a reflection of how lucky we are to work with a team of dedicated and passionate young people and colleagues who brought this event to life.
‘Blackwater Lions Park was transformed into a warm and welcoming space for visitors to enjoy the evening and our twelve performers, 25 market stall and nine food and drink vendors contributed to the family-friendly atmosphere.’