PINT-SIZED western suburbs rockers The Younglings will take to the stage this weekend for Squidstock.
City Beach local Jade Arnold-Eyers (9), Xavier and Dominic Jeffery (11 and 9) from Wembley Downs, and Oliver de Lestang (11) from Mt Claremont are taking part in the unique event, which offers a rare chance for young guns to perform on stage.
Jade said she was looking forward to playing in front of her family and friends at the event in Caversham.
“I like to make new songs and get creative,” she said.
Dad Scott Arnold-Eyers said Jade, who has cystic fibrosis, originally met her fellow band members at Holy Spirit Primary School, with three of the young music enthusiasts also part of Jolimont’s School of Rock.
“Jade seems to be a natural performer; she thrives on the pressure,” he said..
“Listening to them rehearse has its moments but when they play live they always seem to bring it.”
Mr Arnold-Eyers said it was important for events like Squidstock to provide a place for young people to perform.
“There are really no places for kids to play at, except for maybe a school assembly or fair,” he said.
Squidstock is offering over $20,000 in prizes for young bands, who will perform at the Michael Brothers’ Juice Factory until August’s grand finale.
The Younglings will play on Saturday, June 9, with live music from support act Shiver & Shake featuring Paris kicking off at 6pm.
Entry is free.