Back to Bowra team hard at work

BOWRAVILLE will be the place to go back to when the 'Back to Bowra' Hinterland Festival kicks off next month.

Organiser Julia Morrell said the focus of this year's festival is young people, with a variety of entertainment ranging from hip hop, rap and Aboriginal performance, through to 'graf art' and youth space activities.

“The Back to Bowra has had a boost from Festival Australia to bring more entertainment to youth through workshops and performance,” Ms Morrell said.

“Additionally, Tribal Jam has included funding provided by YAPA to create a youth entertainment space at the Bowra SK8 park, with DJs, MCs, stalls, live music and workshops for young people.”

Bowraville is also set to have all the traditional elements of the festival including the grand parade, amusement rides, great food provided by local food houses, music by local musos and a key performance by Beau Young with local group Jumbaal Dreamin'.

“Bowraville has a great creative team working on making the main street and the SK8 park look great, with building illuminations, window installations, street decor and flags,” Ms Morrell said.

The theme of this year's festival is 'Spring Fling', and festival-goers are invited to get involved with floral decorations and fashion. The festival starts on Friday October 10 and goes to Sunday October 12.

Entries for the inaugural Bowraville Landscape Prize need to be in by October 8. For further information contact Julia on 65648036.

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