Zal Kanga-Parabia has been volunteering, performing and facilitating with Fairbridge Festival since 2013, winning the quest songwriting competition in the folk trio Kids With Wolves. In 2014 he helped curate the Seedbox in Youthopia (now Backlot) and has been performing and running workshops each year on creative arts, harmony, and creating constellation lanterns for the Fairbridge Parade! He performed within his duo The Woods in 2015 and in 2017 with his 7 piece band Ru. Zal is incredibly passionate about sharing young people’s stories through art and collaborations of art and science.
The family had lots of special memories of the festival and that is what Mark thinks the festival is about: “families coming together every year to spend quality time and celebrate good music, fun, laughter, poetry, culture and life.”
The Rogues front man, Nick Turner, says that the festival so many people know and love — Fairbridge festival—has given him many enduring memories over the years, and he is continually thankful for this.
Kim Shurman has been involved with Fairbridge Festival for 24 years. To Kim, Fairbridge Festival is: “An opportunity to create a vibrant, safe and fun experience for all—in a historic venue”. He is looking forward to Fairbridge Festival’s 25th birthday!
Jane Aberdeen thrives on the anticipation of going to Fairbridge Festival each year. It’s not just the expectation that she enjoys, but the level of excitement that the festival brings, with each program featuring new performers as well as long-standing favourites returning from near and far.