The crew from Leo Bacala’s LB Rigging assembling the stage for today’s M.A.D.E festival at the Bellingen Showgrounds.
The crew from Leo Bacala’s LB Rigging assembling the stage for today’s M.A.D.E festival at the Bellingen Showgrounds. Graeme Singleton

Event is MADE for our youths

THE stage is set, the sound system checked and the DJ /dance hall is all decked out.

All that’s needed now are hundreds of punters to ensure the success of local M.A.D.E.

Being held at the Bellingen Showgrounds the Music And Dance Extravaganza has been produced to shine the spotlight on new and emerging acts while also giving them a chance to share their experience and the stage with more established bands.

Evan McMillan, who has lead a small but dedicated team of volunteers, was late yesterday confident local M.A.D.E would find a ready and keen audience.

“The forecast is for fine weather and the line-up is superb, so I think we’re in for a big day,” Mr McMillan said.

The headline acts for the all ages drug- and alcohol-free event include local reggae bands Heart Tribe and Ebb’n’Flo and the Byron Bay-based Very Unique Existance.

In the DJ/Dance Hall two of the stars of the TV show So You Think You Can Dance, choreographer Travis Ross and top 10 contestant Lamb, will be putting young dancers through their paces.

The gates to local M.A.D.E open at 1pm.

The festival runs until 10.30pm.

Entry is $8 for teens and $15 for adults.



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