A brush with fame

Bethany Chisnell and Aaliya-Jane and Malachi had the best seats in the house. Pictures: SAMANTHA WANTLING

Young people, music and a brush with fame. What more could you want for an event happening during Youth Week?

Youth Week, a celebration of the talents, achievements and contributions of Queenslanders aged from 12 to 25, looked different everywhere it was celebrated in the state’s towns, from stand-up comedy to street art to sporting competitions.

In Warwick and Stanthorpe, the lure of music brought young people out to play. Titled the Arvo Session, the three-hour event was headlined by last year’s popular The Voice contestant Robbie Hunt and semi-finalist David Aumua, Jesse Lazaroo from this year’s Australian Idol, TikTok star Nat Alise and singer-songwriter Will Baker.

The 6 and 7 April events, held at the Stanthorpe Y and the Warwick Turf Club, were organised by Borderline Australia and supported by the Southern Downs Regional Council.