Skateboard Mayhem as part of SUNfest 2013 at the Boyne Island Skate Park, Wyndham Avenue, Boyne Island.
Skateboard Mayhem as part of SUNfest 2013 at the Boyne Island Skate Park, Wyndham Avenue, Boyne Island. Christopher Chan GLA130113SKAT

Countdown to council's SUNfest program release is on

THERE is less than a fortnight to go until the release of Gladstone Regional Council's much anticipated SUNfest 2014 youth holiday program.

The region's school children aged 10 to 17 will be able to access a program from their school from November 7 and programs will also be available at all Gladstone Regional Council's administration centres, libraries, rural transaction centres, the Gladstone Art Gallery and Museum, selected facilities and by download from the council's website.

Tickets will go on sale at 10am on December 4.

Gladstone Regional Council Arts and Culture portfolio spokesperson councillor Ren Lanzon said the council's contractor, Gladstone Festivals and Events, had organised more than 65 youth events for SUNfest between January 6 and 17, 2014.

"There's two categories again - SUNfest Youth aged 12 to 17 years and Lil' Kids aged 10 and 11," Cr Lanzon said.

"The interest in events is phenomenal. We had such a response last year that in the first four hours of tickets going on sale, we sold more tickets than in the first week of ticket sales the previous year.

"We are really encouraging people to book online this year, to avoid missing out."

This year's program sees the debut of several new events such as Living Statues, the return of popular events like Flash Mob, plus the running of two sessions for selected events to give more young people the chance to participate.

Gladstone teens practice dance moves for flash mob: TEENS practicing their dance moves as part of the SUNfest Hot Shoes/Flash Mob Dancin' workshop. The workshop was tutored by Asher Bowen-Saunders, of Hoozat Entertainment in Brisbane.
Gladstone teens practice dance moves for flash mob: TEENS practicing their dance moves as part of the SUNfest Hot Shoes/Flash Mob Dancin' workshop. The workshop was tutored by Asher Bowen-Saunders, of Hoozat Entertainment in Brisbane.

There will also be free events open to the community at the Agnes Water Skate Park on January 12 and at the Gladstone Aquatic Centre on January 10 (pool admission prices apply to those not in possession of a SUNfest ticket).

Tickets will be available for purchase from http://www.gladecc.com.au, by phoning the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre on 4972 2822 or in person at the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre Box Office, the Boyne Tannum Community Centre, Miriam Vale Council Office and Mt Larcom and Agnes Water Rural Transaction Centres.

Proof of a participant's age and completion of an indemnity form are part of SUNfest entry requirements.

For further information, phone Gladstone Festivals and Events on (07) 4972 5111.