Brisbane punk powerhouses Bugs and WAAX have joined the lineup for the first ever Bloom Festival, set to run during Youth Week between Friday, April 6 and Sunday, April 15.
A celebration and showcase of the achievements of Brisbane's youth, Bloom Festival is organized and ran by a group of students from Fortitude Valley's, Music Industry College with guidance from industry professionals and support from the Brisbane City Council.
"Being able to put together Youth Week with fellow students from Music Industry College has really opened my mind up, not only creatively but also commercially. It’s been great to experience the ins and outs of the industry in reality, I can apply this knowledge to my music which is fantastic," said student, Jack Giess.
Bugs and WAAX will be joining an already packed roster including fellow local talents Asha Jefferies and VOIID, totaling a massive fourteen acts over six dates and seven venues.
As well as showcasing the industry savvy of Brisbane's teens, Bloom Festival also aims to shine a bright light on the young, artistic talent in Queensland through its bookings with recent high-school graduate Asha Jefferies taking center stage in the first line-up announcement.
"38 Berwick St is like a second home to me, and it's a venue run by students from Music Industry College. What a perfect venue to celebrate youth! I'm so excited to take part in Bloom Festival," said Jefferies.
Winn Lane on Friday, April 6
38 Berwick St, Saturday, April 7
The Triffid, Sunday, April 8
Winn Lane on Thursday, April 12
Tym's Guitars on Friday, April 13
4ZZZ Carpark on Saturday, April 14
Stray Dog Saviors
Phase 4 Records on Saturday, April 14