In a matter of days, Vibe Alive will be kicking off its 2009 festival program in Coonamble, with students from across NSW gathering at the Coonamble Sports Ground on May 27 & 28 for two full-on days of music, sport, art and culture.
Joining the hundreds of students expected at the festival will be talented actor Michael Tuahine, former Harlem Globetrotter Dwayne Cross, stars of the hit TV show So You Think You Can Dance? , Suri and Courtney as well as singing sensation Casey Donovan.
To help the community of Coonamble celebrate this exciting event, a special Vibe Alive Community Concert & Film Night will be held at the Coonamble Sports Ground, Castlereagh Street, Coonamble with gates opening from 6.30pm on Wednesday May 27. This is a chance for the whole community to get together and enjoy a taste of Vibe Alive, with special performances by celebrity guests and the best of the best from the students of Vibe Alive. There’ll also be fireworks and plenty of food and drink. This is a drug and alcohol free event.
If that isn’t enough, to wrap up the two days of festivities there will also be a Vibe Alive Dance Party and Vibe Break Off dance competition on Thursday evening May 28 from 6.30pm at the Coonamble Sports Ground. Everyone is welcome to come and compete for the title of Coonamble’s best dancer!
Vibe Alive is a two day festival for young Australians of all backgrounds that incorporates music, sport, art, education and healthy living in a high-energy, youth-friendly setting. Vibe Alive is an exciting new event series funded by the Australian Government’s Community Festivals for Education Engagement program – a program which supports targeted events that encourage school attendance, retention and healthy lifestyles for all young Australians, in particular Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
Vibe Alive offers students the chance to sing, dance, play, create and learn in an environment that allows them to express themselves, share their talents and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Participants also have the opportunity to explore healthy living and career options and boost literacy skills.
Coonamble Vibe Alive will be held on May 27 & 28 at Coonamble Sportsground, on the corner of Castlereagh Highway and McCullough Street, Coonamble from 9am to 3:00pm both days.
For all media enquiries, please contact Mayrah Butt at Vibe Australia on (02) 9361 0140 or [email protected]
Vibe Alive is proudly supported by the Australian Government through the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.