If you’re anywhere near our region this Saturday 21 April head to Castlemaine when the 2 The Extreme Youth Festival (2TX) hits town. If you’re not, you might need to change your plans!
2TX is a huge, one-of-a kind youth festival put on by Castlemaine’s own XtremeInc Youth Projects, a leading Central Victorian Youth organisation that has been supporting young people in the region since 2009.
2TX caters to all ability levels and aims to inspire, motivate and engage young people aged between 8 and 25 – many of whom are from less advantaged backgrounds – in positive, healthy, creative activities such as sports, dance, music and food.
This year’s event will be a jam packed day celebrating youth culture with skate and scoot competitions, parkour workshops and competitions, hip hop and contemporary dance workshops, live music, young makers’ market, street art and much, much more.
One of the biggest attractions is the Skate, Scoot and Parkour competitions with special guest pro skater Ebony Bielby.
“We’re so pumped to have special guest judge and pro skater Ebony Bielby for our first all girl skate comp,” says Sarah Cook, Director XtremeInc Youth Projects.
Pro scoot rider Will Barlow will also be a guest judge.
“Will has been riding his whole life from bikes to scooters to motorbikes,” says Sarah. “He competed in the 2017 Nitro World Games in the United States against some of the best freestyle scooter riders in the world. His scoot demo is something no one should miss!”
“2TX provides employment for young artists and instructors from our region and inspiration for young rural artists,” she says.
“Many past participants have gone on to become professionals in their field.”
“We’re expecting around 1,000 young people this year making it our biggest to date and we’re thrilled to see registrations for competitions filling so fast.”
Each year 2TX attracts high profile artists and groups to perform, teach, judge and mentor young people. This year they include XFactor contestants FD3 who will feature as the headlining act and also run a dance workshop. Other bands include All That Mammoth and The Wilsons.
Entry is $10 Adults, $8 Child/Youth or $30 Family of 4. Gates and registrations open at 12 but you can pre-purchase tickets and register online at www.2thextremefestival.com
For a festival schedule head to the website www.2thextremefestival.com
Waller Realty is pleased to have been a sponsor of 2TX and XtremeInc Youth Projects for many years and to be able to continue our involvement in 2018.