Leederville: YMCA’s Collision Festival to showcase young local talent

L-R Joshua Chan (Demon Days), Will Renner-Shao (Demon Days), Bella Nicholls (Demon Days), Andrew Rigg (Youth Services Manager YMCA), Tia Sandhu (Youth Project Coordinator YMCA) and Mark Ashforth (Demon Days). Photo: Andrew Ritchie
L-R Joshua Chan (Demon Days), Will Renner-Shao (Demon Days), Bella Nicholls (Demon Days), Andrew Rigg (Youth Services Manager YMCA), Tia Sandhu (Youth Project Coordinator YMCA) and Mark Ashforth (Demon Days). Photo: Andrew Ritchie

TALENTED young locals are set to strut their stuff at a free festival in Leederville.

On March 3, the YMCA HQ will host Collision Festival, aimed at empowering, showcasing and celebrating the many talents and achievements of young people across WA.

The line-up features Spacey Jane, Arno Faraji, Superego and Demon Days.

Collision will replace Next Level Festival, which has run at the YMCA HQ for the past three years.

YMCA Youth Projects coordinator Tia Sandhu said the event combined entertainment with engagement by providing an environment for young people to be heard, with support from YMCA WA, Murdoch University, Healthway, Lotterywest and the City of Vincent.

“We usually only see young people celebrated as individuals, and Collision Festival seeks to empower young people as a whole by creating a diverse program that caters to young people from all walks of life,” she said.

YMCA Youth Services manager Andrew Rigg said by combining resources, the group had been able to substantially grow the event.

Along with performers, there will be dance competitions, circus acts, a pop-up marketplace, food trucks and more.

The event runs from midday to 10pm on Sunday, March 3, at YMCA HQ, 60A Frame Court, Leederville.