Dreamfields youth festival keen to double numbers 

Laura Vogel and headline act Liv Cartledge are leading the push to double the size of the Dreamfields Festival audience. Picture: PETER MERKESTEYN
Laura Vogel and headline act Liv Cartledge are leading the push to double the size of the Dreamfields Festival audience. Picture: PETER MERKESTEYN

DREAMFIELDS Youth Festival organisers hope to double their audience from 200 this year.

They have put their faith in making the festival free and providing a roof to do the trick.

MC Laura Vogel yesterday said that along with performers, the March 2 festival would give writers and photographers a voice.

She said Dreamfields, which will be held at the Thurgoona Country Club Resort, was raising money to support a headspace facility to help young people deal with depression.

“There are not many places to perform if you’re under 18 so it’s a good place to gain experience,” Ms Vogel said.

Murray High School student Sophie Pecze, 16, who lives with Asperger syndrome, said the festival was a great chance for her to show her passion for creative writing.

Ms Vogel and musician Mia Bettiowill will perform songs Sophie has written at the festival.

Those aged 12-25 wanting to enter work or perform can email craig@craigdent.com.au for an entry form.