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Thursday, November 23, 2017, 2:27 PM

MAD Billy Kart Derby this weekend


Don’t forget to stick around in Yea on Saturday, October 28 after the Derby – the entertainment will continue with the FReeZA MAD Billy After Party.

Featuring live performances from Avenues End, Jasper Kay Hicks and Little Bee, the party will kick off at Yea Railway Reserve at 5pm and will run until 9pm.

Murrindindi Shire Council’s Community Services Portfolio Councillor, Sandice McAulay said this was the first time the After Party event was being held, organised by Council’s FReeZA program.

“Young people in the Yea area said they wanted more to do after the MAD Billy Kart Derby was over for the day.  We heard and agreed this was a good idea. So Council’s FReeZA program organised this great event,” Cr McAulay said.

“FReeZA is Council’s youth leadership program which encourages our young people to host events for young people. It’s a smoke, drug and alcohol free program which is fully supervised.

“The event will include rides, food vans and a free raffle for all young people attending.

“In particular we have an ’open mic’ session where our budding performers can get up on stage and perform solo, or with their mates. I understand some of the performing band members are also keen to get involved, supporting our young performers.”

Cr McAulay said there would be a Q&A session where young people at the event can ask Melbourne Duo Little Bee any questions they like about their music, the music industry, and touring, music writing and performing.

“This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in getting into the industry and people can even email the FReeZA team with their questions for Little Bee if they want to get in early.

“FReeZA is always looking for local young people interested in taking on a variety of roles, including performing, MC-ing, event management, sound and lighting, photography, video, marketing, social media, directing.  And we want to hear young people’s ideas for future events.”

For more information about the event, to submit questions for the Q&A or for more information about getting involved in FReeZA, contact Heidi Stewart on 0402 759 296 or hstewart@murrindindi.vic.gov.au .

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