Get Out Music and Art Festival returns to Cummins

OUT: Rosii Pedler, Sydney Claughton, Matilda Crettenden, Emma Gale, Tegan Stephens and Ben Habner are excited for 'Get Out'. Photo: Jarrad Delaney
OUT: Rosii Pedler, Sydney Claughton, Matilda Crettenden, Emma Gale, Tegan Stephens and Ben Habner are excited for 'Get Out'. Photo: Jarrad Delaney

A day of music, colour and connection will return to Cummins this Saturday for the second Get Out Music and Art Festival, back by popular demand.

This year's event follows last year's event, organised by Empowering Lower Eyre Suicide Prevention Network and held at the Cummins Town Oval on February 15.

The event is made possible this year thanks to funding from the Department of Human Services' Youth-led COVID-19 Recovery Grants.

Get Out organiser Emma Gale said West Coast Youth and Community Support had gauged youth across Lower Eyre Peninsula after the funding was announced, and the youth group in Cummins had desired to see the return of Get Out in 2021.

"This is a festival for young people driven by young people and Empowering Lower Eyre Suicide Prevention Network wants to keep engaging with young people and making sure their voices are always heard in the community," she said.

Mrs Gale said this year organisers asked the young people what part of the festival they wanted to get more involved in and they said the 'Colobstacle Race', a colour run-like event with youth involved in every aspect from plotting and maintaining the course to budgeting.

Cummins Area School student Matilda Crettenden has been one of the young people involved and said she was excited to see Get Out's return.

"We haven't really been able to do anything in the community because of coronavirus, so it's great to once again get together as a community," she said.

Youth also played a role in the promotion of the festival with another Cummins student, James Holley contributing the 'Blaze Sparrow' logo which has featured on all promotion for the festival.

Get Out will also feature live music from a range of local artists including Kaelin Haimes, Paul Backman, President's Men and Wideload.

Fellow organiser Rosii Pedler said after so much entertainment could not happen in 2020, this was a great chance to again shine a spotlight on local artists.

"For musicians, they were people who didn't have an opportunity to do much in 2020," she said.

The event will also include skating and scooter demos, workshops, food stalls and wellbeing elements including drumming circles, macrame and massage.

Entry is free but to register for the Colobstacle Race and workshops, visit the Empowering Lower Eyre Facebook page.