Bloom Festival is returning for its second year with Queensland Music Award Winning headliners Sahara Beck, Asha Jefferies, Ruby Gilbert, Xander Holmes and Tokyo Twilight. The free multi-day, multi-venue, all ages event will run from 26 - 28 July in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane.
Over three days of fantastic festival fun, some of Brisbane's finest emerging and established acts will take the stage at venues across The Valley including The Triffid, MIC, Phase 4, Winn Lane, Bakery Lane, California Lane and 4ZZZ Car Park.
Bloom Festival is a celebration and showcase of the achievements of Brisbane's youth. The event is organised and run by a group of high school students from Fortitude Valley's Music Industry College. Students design and operate the festival with the help of industry professionals and sponsorship from the Brisbane City Council.
"Being part of the team for Bloom Festival helped me understand how much work is actually put into running a successful music event. The fact that it's free makes me appreciate the people behind the scenes, who believe in working hard purely for the community's benefit," said Music Industry College student Charlotte Trevaskes.
Fittingly, festival headliners Sahara Beck and Asha Jefferies are both MIC alumna.
"I can't wait to play Bloom in support of the school that helped me find the courage to do what I do today. The fact that it will be all ages is so great, it's important that young people get to attend shows that will inspire them. I know I am lucky to have seen all ages shows when I was a kid, if not maybe I wouldn't have even thought about becoming a musician."Sahara Beck
With ages gigs in short supply in Brisbane, Bloom Festival is one way of introducing a younger audience to high profile artists in venues that are normally off-limits. Having The Triffid on board for the second year in a row is a real coup for the young organisers.
"The Triffid has always placed a huge importance on giving all age fans a chance to see their favourite artist. We feel it’s important that the younger fans are given as many opportunities to connect with their favourite bands. It also opens up new audiences for the artists and the venues. Bloom Festival really is a win win situation." said Triffid owner and Powderfinger bassist John Collins.
For the full Bloom Festival lineup and set times, click below to check out the Facebook Event.
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