Shockwave Festival 2012
Living up to its title of ‘Best Festival’ in Outback Queensland, Shockwave attracted over 450 people to the Blackall Memorial Hall and Skate Park on Saturday May 26 and Sunday May 27.
Young people traveled to this year’s event from over five towns in Central Western Queensland plus others outside the region including Weipa and Charleville.
The weekend’s highlights included a jam packed workshop program with the biggest range of activities to date, plus a seven hour main stage performance program that showcased the best young talent the Central West has to offer.
Festival attendees participated in sticker making cupcake decorating, lassoing, leather art, paint blasting, dancing, beat-boxing, poetry, chalk art, photography, film making, skating and more!
This year’s festival was coordinated by a core group of Blackall young people who worked alongside Human Ventures and professional mentors for seven months to prepare the event.
“When people ask me what my favourite season is I’m not going to say Christmas or Easter. I’m going to say Shockwave!” said 14 years old Stacey Donnelley during the pre- Shockwave workshops in Blackall last week.
More information about Shockwave here - www.human.org.au/shockwave