Our Mission

Ignite is a new, youth-led initiative helping provide opportunities for emerging artists to be part of all-ages event in the Hills 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 21 to perform infront 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

Blaise Cosme

Blaise Cosme

Festival Coordinator

Since the age of 10 Blaise has been involved in lending a technical hand at many venues like; Burrinja, Gemco and Emerald Secondary College. He initiated this festival as he discovered a gap for music events for youth in the hills. Today we have Ignite to help fill that gap!

Phil Byers

Phil Byers

Festival Coordinator

Phil is a designer, event organiser and promotions coordinator for community development projects. He's always busy helping to develop new community initiatives – whether as a volunteer or through his work at Emerald Community House – Phil is committed to building positive connections. He values the strengths of the hills community and enjoys being in a unique position to collaborate with people across all ages, interests and abilities on creative projects such as this!

Geordie Daff

Geordie Daff

Director of Photography & Videography

Instagram: @geeds.photography

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!

Supporting Crew:

Amanda Byers, Belinda Grooby, Ben Andrews, Dale Blair, Dave Thomson, Di Edwards, Erin Byers, Evie Housham, Gareth Fox, James Mann, Jeff Edwards, Kaylie Pert, Lynne Trensky, Marg Gemmell, Noelene Blair & Ross Housham