The inaugural Falling Leaves Festival will be held at the University of Souther Queensland (USQ) Clive Berghofer Centre on Saturday 13 April. Falling Leaves Festival, presented by the Toowoomba International Multicultural Society (TIMS) and Hutchinson Builders, will be the first of its kind in Toowoomba, where young adults can come and experience a music festival as part of Queensland Youth Week .

Event organiser Cassandra Hunte, said the music festival would allow young adults aged 13 to 18 to come and experience a music festival that is drug and alcohol free in a safe environment. The festival  is the brainchild of TIMS, Toowoomba Regional Council, Youth Connect, Regional Youth Leaders and Event Group Toowoomba. “We saw a gap in activities and events for teenagers in the region and thought this would help give these high school aged kids the chance to attend a music festival safely while adding something for them to do in the holidays,” Mrs Hunter said.

The organising committee from Youth Connect are proud of  the event and the line up of bands coming to Toowoomba. Triple J’s Crocodylus Band will headline the festival and be joined by Shark Drive, Maisie Islands, Cardboard Cutouts, the G-Strings and Lightning Spirit Dance Co. “Crocodylus have just finished their Australian tour which was a huge success and the other bands are all well known locally,” Mrs Hunter said.

The festival includes  live bands, a selfie station, basketball, archery attack, chill zones to name a few. Queensland Youth Week runs from April 3 to 14. This is an annual celebration of young people aged 12 to 25 and the positive contributions they make to Queensland communities. The theme for 2019 is ‘unlimited’ which  celebrates the boundless energy young people bring to  communities and encourages them to look to the future and see limitless possibilities.

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