It’s always been an event for both the young and young at heart, but inside the gates of this year’s Adani Rockhampton River Festival will be an entire mini festival for junior revellers.
Adventure Land, proudly brought to you by Optus, will host a heap of family fun with carnival rides, markets, workshops, a food zone and its very own stage.
It will also feature international music artist - DJ Jazzy – who’s known as the new face and sound of music for the younger generation.
Rockhampton Region Mayor Margaret Strelow said the dedicated children’s’ space will be open throughout the three day festival and will offer an overflowing program.
“We have always been really proud that the festival is such a family friendly event and each year our event organisers do a tremendous job creating magical spaces for the kids,” Mayor Strelow said.
“This year takes this concept to a whole new level, with a mini festival inside the festival.
“It’s everything we love in an event – the food, the entertainment, the browsing and buying – all specifically chosen and created with children’s interests in mind.
“Parents will be able to bring their children to this space and know that absolutely everything has been created for the kids, and offers an abundance of things that they’ll just love.
“What makes it even more special is that this space will also be the location of the Rockhampton Wheel - one of this year’s star attractions, a 26 metre high ferris wheel.”
The 2019 Adani Rockhampton River Festival will be held from Friday 12 to Sunday 14 July, and will stretch along the City’s Riverside from Derby Street to Archer Street.
Kids Adventure Land will be located at the Victoria Parade and Archer Street Riverside Carpark.
DJ Jazzy is a talented producer, singer, songwriter, dancer/choreographer, photographer, filmmaker, family influencer with a passion for connecting and working with young people.
DJ Jazzy is passionate about empowering young people to deal with feelings, teaching them to stay positive and to take care of themselves physically and mentally and encourages everyone to follow their dreams, using her music and social media platforms to deliver the message. Her why factor is such an important reason she is so passionate about getting her message out.
DJ Jazzy is an ambassador for our youth, she strives to be a role model for our younger generation, promoting her ethics of team spirit and hard work. DJ Jazzy explains “I write music to inspire, with positive and self-empowering messages which are helping to shape children's self-image, while teaching young people skills of thinking positive, and finding one’s own inspiration and most of all having fun”. An important factor to DJ Jazzy’s music is that the content is clean, free from expletives content while her sound is still very cool with a sweet mix of
Dance/Pop/Dub and Hip Hop. DJ Jazzy is multi-talented and works very closely with councils, youth organizations and clubs to create entertainment especially for families.
This event is proudly sponsored by Adani Australia, CQUniversity, Woollam Constructions, McMurtrie Consulting Engineers, Optus, Stage and Audio, The Morning Bulletin, Triple M, The Empire Apartment Hotel, Stanwell Energy, Stanke Electrics, Flexihire and Pierce Engineering and has received funding through State Government’s Queensland Destination Events Program and the Regional Arts Development Fund.