Invercargill's young to have their very own concert
Southland students are organising a concert because they say Invercargill does not have enough youth events.
The group of nine students at Front-Line Training Consultancy were working together to organise the Gen-Z Takeover concert, which will be held at Players Entertainment next month. It will coincide with Youth Week and is part of a unit the students are working on.
Youth Week runs from May 17 to 25.
Four of the students involved - Shannon Grigg, Eva Calcasola, Finn Burfoot and Emily Capil - said there were not enough activities or events for the young people of Southland and most of the gigs were either too expensive or 18+.
The concert was a way of creating an event for Invercargill's youth with all funds raised being donated to Pact Youth South, a holistic service for children and youth recovering from mental illness.
While there was a youth drive behind the event, it would cater for all ages. It will be alcohol-free and include live music, pool competition, DJs, food, drinks and spot prizes.
The concert will be held on May 23 starting at 5.30pm. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Southland Times