Junk Pirates to perform at Maylands Street Festival

Junk Pirates rehearsal venue at Roxy Lane Community Garden, Maylands
Junk Pirates rehearsal venue at Roxy Lane Community Garden, Maylands

LOCAL dads and kids will be collaborating with brass band Junkadelic to headline the upcoming Maylands Street Festival.

The festival, run by community group Local Arts and Community Events Inc (LACE), will be held on November 10 from 1pm to 7pm.

Dads from Maylands Peninsula Primary School and Inglewood Primary School, who run a group called Junk Pirates, have joined forces with kids to create recycled instruments at Roxy Lane Theatre for their performance.

Recycled instruments include bass drums made from used dough buckets, snare drums made from broken cymbals and shakers made from tin cans.

Junk Pirates and Inglewood Primary School’s Woodmen group member Rob Minson said Junkadelic were terrific mentors and even people without musical experience could join the Junk Pirates.

“If you can walk or wheel and count to two, you can be a Junk Pirate,” he said.

Festival go-ers from the 2016 Maylands Street Festival

Other performers include The Apocalypso Orchestra and vocalist Sarah Ramsey.

There will also be a variety of food trucks.

LACE committee member Alison Dalziel said there would be a bigger family area at the festival this year.

“We’ve got a new youth stage in the Peninsula Tavern car park and there are loads of games and activities for the kids stretching to the Dome, so children can play safely and parents can enjoy themselves,” she said.

“There are cult favourite cafes and bars in the area and locally owned boutiques – you don’t find these places anywhere else.”

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