THE All Ages Tour is set to musicians to Kilmore on February 12, staging a youth-focused event.
Mitchell Shire Council has partnered with Australian youth music organisation The Push to bring the All Ages Tour to the shire, following a successful 2019 tour.
The event was originally slated for Broadford but has now been changed to an outdoor event in Kilmore, one of 18 regional and outer-suburban locations across Victoria.
Mitchell Shire Mayor Bill Chisholm said the concert would be a good opportunity for the community to go out and enjoy live events again.
“We’re very excited to have the All Ages Tour coming to Kilmore,” he said.
“It’s a chance for locals to get out and enjoy some live music that has been missing during the pandemic.
“We have so many talented young people in our communities. This is a great example of the spectacular results that can be achieved when council and the community work together.”
Among the performers at the concert will be local rock band Madoja, formed by Max and Doug Hooper and James Hardman in 2018. They have since released their ‘Walkin Talkin’ album and have performed at multiple live events across the shire and Melbourne.
Max said the band was excited to be able to perform as recent opportunities had been limited.
“Stage time is hard to come by when you’re an emerging artist and it’s been even more difficult with everything shutting down due to COVID-19,” he said.
“So events like this give us a chance to perform to an audience of music lovers and have our sound heard by people in the industry.
“We’re very grateful for the opportunity and can’t wait to get on stage in Kilmore.”
Also performing at the Kilmore event are Mallrat, Ninajirachi and Noah Calderan.
The free event will be outdoors at Hudson Park from 5pm to 9pm on Saturday, February 12 with no registration required.
It is an all ages event, but those 12 years or younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
The event is drug, alcohol and smoke free, with no passouts, and security and first aid will be present.
The first 30 people to arrive will receive free food vouchers and there will be a free barbecue and food trucks available.
The Kilmore event is being run by the Mitchell Shire’s VOLUME crew and people aged 12 to 24 who are interested are encouraged to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Council will monitor the ongoing COVID-19 situation and make any necessary changes to help support a COVIDSafe event.
For more information, visit the Mitchell Shire Council’s event calendar at www.mitchellshire.vic.gov.au.