Live music, cosplay set for groovy Southern Downs youth week

The cosplay/comic-on event will return for another year after its success in 2023. Picture: FILE/SAMANTHA WANTLING

The Southern Downs is set to groove for Queensland Youth Week with a big lineup of free events featuring performances from several music and social media stars.

Local youth service providers have partnered with the Southern Downs Regional Council to host the youth week event which will run between 7 to 13 April.

Singer Robbie Hunt, who appeared on The Voice in 2023, will perform live at skate parks in Warwick and Stanthorpe, alongside singer/songwriter Will Baker and TikTok legend Nat Alise.

WIRAC will host a jam-packed program of free activities for people aged 12 to 25 years old throughout the week while a cosplay/comic-on event will take over Warwick Town Hall on Wednesday 10 April.

Council chief executive Dave Burges said this year’s calendar of events was a celebration of younger generations and hailed the support from local youth providers.

“Our young people are tomorrow’s leaders, and Queensland Youth Queensland Week provides an opportunity for the community to acknowledge their accomplishments and resilience,” Mr Burges said.

“It’s fantastic to see such support for youth engagement and entertainment during Queensland Youth Week, providing opportunities for young people to connect, celebrate and showcase their talents.

“Council is proud to partner with Borderline Australia for the BBQ & Beats Arvo Sessions in our skate parks for electrifying fusions of music, talent and inspiration.

“Last year, council supported headspace Warwick in hosting the region’s first cosplay/comic-on event, and we are pleased to bring the magic back to the Warwick Town Hall in 2024.

“Whether you’re jamming to tunes, donning your favourite character’s attire or simply soaking up the community spirit, Queensland Youth Week promises to be a highlight on the Southern Downs calendar.”


BBQ & Beats Arvo Sessions:

Stanthorpe Skate Park (Gleeson Park) Talc Street, Saturday 6 April 2024 from 3pm to 6pm

Warwick Skate Park (Queens Park) Park Road, Sunday 7 April 2024 from 3pm to 6pm

Cosplay/Comic-on Event:

Warwick Town Hall, Wednesday 10 April 2024 from 2pm to 6pm