Our Mission

Ignite is a youth-led initiative helping provide opportunities for emerging artists to be part of all-ages event in the Dandenong Ranges which is free and safe to attend. Ignite is designed to create a community-driven platform which uses music events to learn about the power of collaboration, value of determination and help develop new capabilities amongst the team. We are developing this event to embrace challenges, explore ideas and work together to create rewarding experiences to build skills and resilience. 

Ignite Youth Festival aims to create an enjoyable music festival for all ages providing opportunities for musicians under the age of 25 to perform in front of an audience outside of school. It also gives an opportunity to people of a young age to enjoy a festival in a safe environment. 

Photos by Geordie Daff – @geeds.photography

Our Team

Phil Byers

Phil Byers

Festival Coordinator

Phil is a designer and event organiser committed to building positive connections in the community. He values the strengths of the people living in the Dandenong Ranges and enjoys being in a unique position to collaborate with people across all ages, interests and abilities on creative projects such as this!

Harrison Ashford

Harrison Ashford

Event Producer [2022]

Harrison has taken on the role of Event Producer for the 2022 festival after previously being involved with Ignite as a photographer.

Charlee Tjepkema

Charlee Tjepkema

Event Producer [2021]

Charlee is an incredible musician and Event Producer for the 2021 festival. https://www.facebook.com/charleetea56/

This could be you!

This could be you!

What do you enjoy?

We are always looking for new team members to help us! Send us a message if your interested!