Things to explore at Festivale as a teenager
Festivale is known for its variety of Tasmanian food and drinks available, however there are different things for young people aged under eighteen to be involved in. As a teenager I enjoy watching the musical performers involved in the youth talent competition called RAW, the food and the social aspect of the event, as it is something fun to attend with friends.
On Saturday the 2nd, RAW 4! Live Talent Competition begins at 11.30am. The winner will perform at 1.30pm that day. The Talent Competition gives aspiring musicians aged 16-35 the opportunity to perform on one of the Festivale main stages. The winner of the competition then has the further opportunity to perform at the Princess Theatre as part of the Theatre North subscription season launch. This ultimately provides entrants with the invaluable experience of performing in front of a large audience. Young people can watch and support their peers entered in this competition.
As you watch the musicians perform, there are multiple food stalls available for lunch. The variety of food stalls provide something for everyone. I’m not a huge fan of seafood, but my personal favourite are the crepes. Additionally, there is a variety of non-alcoholic beverages such as Hartz Tasmanian soft drinks, ginger beer and non-alcoholic cider. There are many spots at the park to sit on the grass and have a picnic.
The general social atmosphere is also a positive for young people. Set in the beautiful City Park at summer time, the combination of nature, good food and friends gives this event a great vibe. Festivale provides something different and interesting to do over the weekend while catching up with friends. A one day pass is $25, a similar price to a movie ticket and a small popcorn.
As a teenager, Festivale offers things to do such as the RAW 4! Talent Competition and various food stalls. Mostly, Festivale offers something fun to do with friends.
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