Now in its eighth consecutive year, the Youth Week WA KickstART Festival offers young people aged 12 - 26 an extensive range of free workshops, forums, performances, programs, special events and, new initiatives for 2018. KickstART is driven by young people with big ideas, and will once again roll into the cultural heart of Perth.

The theme for 2018 is Illuminate - Djoondal Djoomba. Illuminate relates to bringing light to young people, and shining brightly and positively on mental health. Djoondal Djoomba was inspired by the 'Carers of Everything' Nyoongar Dreamtime story of country, which is about the star woman and spirits coming from darkness to light.

KickstART Festival Day -  Saturday 14 April 

Featuring 10 hours of live music from WA’s freshest acts; opportunities to discover local emerging artists and designers; plus a unique array of free workshops, exhibitions, installations and activities for everyone to enjoy.

KickstART Festival Closing - Saturday 21 April

Featuring a creative talents of young people in the Western Australian electronic music industry. The line-up for the concert was curated in collaboration with WOMPP (Women of Music Production Perth). WOMPP help to provide a platform for local female, transgender and non-binary music makers to share and discuss music production.

This event is supported by MRA, Lotterywest and Department of Communities.


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This event is organised by Propel Youth Arts WA


  • Free


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