Don't miss the state's biggest and best youth festival, Bring It On!

Published Tuesday, 9th April 2019

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There is less than one week to go before the state’s biggest and best celebration of youth music, art and culture – Bring It On! – at Fairfield Showground

Young people aged 14-25 years old from across Sydney are invited to the Festival on Sunday 14 April, 12pm-7.30pm to take part in the celebrations, which will include the inaugural Rainbow Run. Participants will tackle a fun obstacle course while being doused in coloured powder! Make sure you wear a white shirt. Register online at www.fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au/BringItOn to reserve your spot and go into the draw to win a Timezone Family & Friends pack.

The day will culminate in a fun Foam Party, hosted by one of Australia’s most exciting young performers, DJ Tigerlily! She will perform live from 6.45pm.

The Festival will be divided into four zones, each with their own theme and activities:

 

Picnic Spot

Short film screenings: 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm

Live performances: 12pm – 3.30pm

Incredibles 2 movie screening: 3.30pm

Bean bags and yard games

 

Sports Zone

Live performances: 12pm – 4.30pm

Youth yoga: 5.15pm – 6pm

Sports Clinics with GWS Giants

Pass the ball competitions with the Bulldogs

Test your throwing skills with Sydney Thunder

 

Youth Zone

Graffiti demonstrations: 12pm, 1pm and 2pm

Live performances: 12.30pm – 3.30pm

Glitter Bar: 1pm – 5pm

Dance party: 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Foam Party featuring DJ Tigerlily: 6.45pm

 

DanceKool Block Party

Under 13s dance battle: 2pm – 2.30pm

Open dance battle: 2.30pm – 5.30pm

 

Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone said he was proud that the City plays host to such an important and exciting youth event.

“Fairfield City is proudly a family city. Events that support our families, our young people and our diverse communities are very important to us,” Mayor Carbone said.

“Bring It On! has been entertaining and educating our young people for 17 years and I am proud to say that this year’s Festival is shaping up to be the biggest, brightest and most exciting event yet.

“I encourage young people from across Fairfield City and all of Sydney to come down, enjoy the entertainment, get covered in colour in the Rainbow Run and party afterwards with DJ Tigerlily at the Foam Party. This is an event you will not want to miss.”

The theme of this year’s event is mental health. Young people are less likely than any other age group to seek professional help for mental health concerns, yet a quarter of all young people aged 16-24 years will meet the criteria for a mental health disorder in a 12 month period. Bring It On! will tackle the stigma head on with a special film to be shown during the event.

A number of local service providers - including those in the field of mental health support – will be offering information and guidance to young people throughout the day.

Free transport will be provided between Fairfield, Cabramatta and Canley Vale rail stations and the Bring It On! Festival from 11.30am. The last bus from Fairfield station will leave at 5pm. The event is drug and alcohol-free.

Please visit www.fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au/BringItOn for information. To keep up to date with the latest Bring It On! Festival information, follow the #BringItOnfest crew on Facebook and Instagram.