Even more info about Shockwave
The multi-award winning Shockwave Festival forms part of a creative skills development program working with young people aged 10 to 25 from throughout Central Western Queensland.
Shockwave aims to build young people’s skills in event management, production, marketing and creative arts such as visual art and installation, music, dance, theatre, photography and film.
The festival also fosters regional cohesion and further exploration into new employment pathways in Central Western Queensland for young people.
Shockwave was conceptualised by program participants in 2008 and is planned and delivered each year by a core team of young people living in Central West Queensland, in collaboration with Human Ventures.
Shockwave wins joint-runner up in the National Music In Communities Awards 2011. Check out the post here for more info!
Shockwave WINS ‘Best Festival/Event’ at 2011 Outback Qld Tourism Awards! Check out the post here for more info!
Shockwave 2013 is here!
Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th May 2013
Blackall Memorial Hall & Skate Park, Blackall
FREE event for the whole community!!
Shockwave is a festival designed by, for and with young people and the wider community of Central West Queensland to celebrate, exchange and learn about creative arts and as an opportunity for young people’s artistic expression.
The award winning festival will will be run in conjunction with the Blackall Heartland Festival.
Shockwave 2013 Program
Click here to download the Shockwave Workshop Program for 2013!
These performers can be seen on Saturday either on the Acoustic Stage from 10am or the Main Stage from 1pm. Don’t miss out!
- Corinthia – Naomi and Noralyn (ex Blackall)– alternative pop/ rock guitar Corinthia You Tube
- Melinda & Bree Wells (Dalby) http://www.youtube.com/user/melindajwells
- Shockwave Buskers – featuring young singers from across CWQ coming together for a special ‘Tell it, Yell It’ inspired show
- Lily Sunday (Winton)
- Stevie Naylor, Caitlin James, Tane Beatty-Smith and Indigo Lemay-Conway (Longreach)
- Matt Spencer, Jemma Mobbs and Amy McNamara (Blackall)
- Longreach State High School Teacher’s Band
You can catch these performances on Saturday from 10am at various locations around the festival site.
- CIRCA with local young performers
- David Stavenger aka GHOSTBOY – in partnership with the State Library of Queensland (Slam Poetry heats on Sunday from 10am)
- Longreach Agricultural College, Horse Show (performed for Prince Charles)
- Eb Christopher, Mary Carter & crew (Longreach)
- Dance Blackall (Blackall)
- Harry Wells (Dalby)
- Winton Dance Crew (Winton)
- Edrine Keegan School of Dance (Roma)
Want to be a part of Shockwave 2013?
- Bring a group of young people from your community
- Host pre-Shockwave workshops in your community
- Offer financial or in-kind support to Shockwave
- Be a Shockwave 2013 Artist (Workshop facilitator, Performer, Visual Artist)
- Be a Volunteer or Supervisor
For all Festival inquiries contact:
2013 Festival Funding Partners
This project is proudly funded by the Queensland Government’s Gambling Community Benefit Fund.
2012 Festival Supporters
Shockwave receives ongoing support from Blackall-Tambo Regional Council, Longreach Regional Council, Winton Shire Council, Capricornia Training, 4LG Radio and West FM, Blackall State School, St Josephs Catholic School Blackall, ABC Open, Anglicare Central Queensland, Charliville Neighbourhood Centre,Rapad, State Library of Queensland, Blackall Heartland Festival,Australian Sports Commmission, Coola Carpets Longreach, Parnaby’s Leading Appliances, Winton State School and Human Ventures.
If you would like to support Shockwave, contact Alison on 07 4657 4442.