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There’s a new festival in town for Whanganui


A youth-focused music festival aimed at raising awareness for mental health will rock Cooks Gardens in December.

Vibe is being headlined by Christchurch band Nomad and supported by a host of local acts.

The festival is being run by Whanganui District Council Youth Committee and organisers Josie Verhaaren and Ahilan Saravanapavan say proceeds from the event will go to Youthline.

“A big issue in Whanganui has been suicide in youth and we just really wanted to make an impact and have more awareness around mental wellbeing,” Josie said.

“It’s an important issue and it needs to be addressed somehow. Anything is good. There’ll be resources there to encourage people to deal with things in good ways.”

Drones also make the festival line up with support from youth artists Space Cactus, Joah’s Arc, Maia, Bing’s Sarcasm, Vin Almazan.

The pair said they were hoping for about 2000 people at the December 9 event they have been planning since July.

“We’re going for the whole chill vibe, there’s no pressure especially because it’s after exams. We just want everyone to enjoy themselves.”

Tickets for Vibe are $10 and are available of the Eventfinder website or at the Whanganui i-Site.

Vibe music festival, December 9, Cooks Gardens Whanganui. For more information click here.


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