JULL Street Mall is set to come alive for the second Artbeat Youth Fest.
The festival is part of the City of Armadale’s celebrations for National Youth Week, the single largest celebration of young people on the Australian youth calendar, with more than 100 events taking place over the state.
Artbeat Youth Fest will be a hub for creative spaces, local music, stalls, games and workshops for young people between 12 and 25 to explore.
This year’s theme is ‘eco futures’, where participants can get up close and interact with robot programming, explore thrilling virtual realities, delve into the colourful world of tie dying and henna, shoot hoops in the street basketball competitions and more from 11am to 3pm.
Local DJ Tobias (18) has been involved with various City of Armadale events before, and has been able to develop as a DJ, rapper and MC.
He said Artbeat is a great opportunity for young people to come together in a creative environment.
“I like that feeling of having people chilling out, learning together, with all the stalls on,” Tobias said.
“The vibes are cool, the atmosphere is cool, and you’re around a nice creative place.”
The festival is coordinated with various local youth and community organisations, including Headspace, Parkerville, Mission Australia, Palmerston, Save the Children, YMCA WA, Minnawarra House and Hope Community Services.
Head on down to Jull Street Mall on Saturday April 8 between 11am and 3pm to join in the action.