With a winning mix of snow, sublime music, puppets, performance, tall tales and tobogganing, Perisher is the place to be for families this June Long Weekend with all children under 15 free at Peak Festival.
This year's Peak Festival is once again hosting a fantastic program for young people, with a dedicated program all day Saturday and Sunday at the South East Arts Youth Stage.
Don't miss a classic fairground-style puppet show with Murphy's Puppets who've performed everywhere from Russia's Siberia to Queensland's Outback and at Europe's largest children's festival in Italy.
With crazy characters, wild antics and hilarious side-splitting humour, Murphy's Puppets will keep the kids entertained from their first moment on stage till curtain call. Due to popular demand, Murphy's Puppets will perform three times a day on Saturday and Sunday at the Festival.
Somesing Laik Zat will take the young and young at heart on an unforgettable journey around the world. With a Latvian cellist and songbird, a Norwegian mandolin-wielding Viking, and a soprano with the voice of an angel, Somesing Laik Zat will get your feet moving and put a smile on your face. Be prepared to sing and dance a long - possibly even in Latvian!
Don't miss Lime and Steel's High Octane Kids Show with fast-pickin', footstomping shanties or enjoy dancing to some authentic Australiana flavours with Australia's finest bush band Wongawilli.
Over at the Smigs Lounge Workshops try your hand at juggling with Anton Wood, learn how to beatbox with Mal Webb or discover the world of the ukulele with hands on workshops by Chocolate Strings and Somesing Laik Zat.
At the South East Arts Youth Stage on Saturday at 4.30pm be spellbound by Australia's Got Talent Finalist Vendulka! With lyrical storytelling and haunting melodies this mesmerizing 16 year old was described by Jon Bon Jovi as an 'old soul' and a 'storyteller'. Now with her debut EP 'Restless' going to number 1 on the global singer songwriter charts in less than 48 hours, Vendulka is not to be underestimated.
On Sunday young acoustic local duo Sibling Rivalry take the stage. Although only 13 and 10 years old, sisters Kayla and Maddie have a musicianship and stage presence well beyond their years. Kayla has been performing live for more than 4 years and has regularly shared the stage with highly regarded duo The Hussy Hicks as well as Marshall O'Kell.
With over 130 concerts at 9 on-snow stages, experience the sounds of the world amongst a stunning alpine landscape. The Festival runs on the June Long Weekend 6-9 June, the official opening to the snow season, and features over 40 bands ranging from blues to roots, world, pop, soul, hip-hop and traditional, with award-winning hip-hop legends The Herd and the renowned afro beats of Public Opinion Afro Orchestra headlining the bill.
Hurry! Early Bird Tickets and super sweet on-snow accommodation packages are available only till 31st May at only $125 for a 4 Day Long Weekend Festival Pass or from $305 for 3 Nights Accommodation, breakfast and Long Weekend Pass. Come for the whole day from morning till midnight for just $77 or just go for the night at $49 for an evening pass.
Don't forget all children under 15 free at the entire Festival with a paying adult and there will be a Festival Shuttle Bus running to and from Jindabyne during the Festival.
Presented by The Perisher Resort Chamber of Commerce, Peak Festival is proudly supported by the NSW Government's tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW, through the Regional Tourism Partnership Program.
The Festival's major sponsors are Perisher, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, South East Arts, MadFish Wines, Kopparberg and Media Partners The Music, BMA Magazine and WIN TV. Book Tickets at www.peakfestival.com.au or call 1300 811 324 / email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.