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MY SKATE is set to shred up the track with Griffith’s coolest street party and skating event bringing the new skate park to life on Saturday 15 September, 2018.

From 1pm fearless street style outfit Branch Nebula will take over the skate bowl unleashing Snake Sessions - an anarchic, breathtaking performance featuring professional skaters, BMX riders, dancers and parkour artists – with a bit of help from local skaters.

MY SKATE is presented by Griffith Regional Theatre and Griffith City Council with the aim of creating quality, inclusive arts events for local young people.

Melbourne hip-hop sensation Joelistics headline a knock out street party in the adjoining park, with talented local musicians Ivy & Elle’s, the Lolohea Brothers and Ev3 kicking things off from 2pm. Joelistics, accompanied by Birdz, will be raring to start their set at 5pm, wrapping up the festival.

Joelistics is a rapper, writer, spoken word artist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and advocate for diversity. He is recognised as a unique voice in the Australian music scene.

Joelistics’ music production and song co-writing between 2014-2016 has seen him collaborate with noted artists such as Tim Rogers, Emma Donovan, Birdz, Mojo Juju, Hermitude, Dialectrix, Haiku Hands, Saatsuma, Wil Wagner (Smith Street Band), Omar Musa, Missy Higgins and Madonna amongst others.

MY SKATE is organised by the team behind MY FEST 2017, and once again there are plenty of opportunities for young locals to cut in on the action.

Branch Nebula will be ‘in residence’ at the skate part from Tuesday 11 September to Saturday 15 September, jamming moves and tricks with the locals, and building up to their spectacular improvised MY SKATE performance.

With a live drummer driving the action, bodies and wheels collide, race each other, and blur into one.

Aduny Takele from the youth committee said, “Local skaters of all ages are invited to get involved. They can join Branch Nebula in the park from 3pm - 6pm each day, and if they want to be part of the grand finale - they just need to hit the skate park from 11am on Saturday to be included in the afternoon’s performance.

“Joelistics will be running a hip hop workshop at PCYC at 11am for any young people wanting to hone their skills with a  mic – and gets some hot tips for their song writing. There will also be heaps of great young local artists rocking out the party stage to keep the party going,” Aduny said.

Griffith Regional Theatre Manager, Raina Savage, said this is another fantastic MY FEST Xtreem arts event organised by young people for young people.

“There are loads of talented young artists in our community and many more young people interested in exploring the arts – pushing the boundaries of what is usually on offer,” Ms Savage said.

“We are listening to them and supporting them to create the kind of events they want to be part of. To try stuff out, to perform, to take risks and make things happen.”

Griffith City Council Events Coordinator, Karly Sivewright, said MY SKATE is one of Council’s most innovative and inclusive events.

“It has been so much fun working on making this happen,” Ms Sivewright said.

“It’s fun, it’s free event, it is suitable for anyone of any age - you can go hard or sit back and chill with your friends. We hope all young people in Griffith will get down there and celebrate this great new youth precinct.”

Catch all the action of MY SKATE at Griffith Skate Park on Saturday 15 September from 1pm until 6pm.

MY SKATE is presented by MYFEST- Murrumbidgee Youth Xtreem Arts Festival committee – creating high energy, hands on, street based arts activities, designed and delivered by young people for young people. A special thanks to Building Better Regions Fund for supporting this event with much appreciated grant funding.

MY SKATE is a free event open to all of the public.