Splendour to feature local Spaghetti Circus troupe
ANYONE who's been to Splendour in the Grass before knows it's a festival that is about so much more than music.
Each year festival goers from across the country get to witness first hand why the Northern Rivers earns its title as a creative hub when local performers take the opportunity to showcase their talent.
No strangers to performing at Splendour, Mullumbimby's Spaghetti Circus will be returning to deliver a high-adrenaline, Mad Max themed show to an equally energised Tipi Forest audience.
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"You'll see incredible acrobatics, stilts, hardcore tumbling, stunts and handstands on the top of the Spaghetti Circus truck as well as wall trampolining; they'll see battles between good and evil, a bit of vampire hunting perhaps, some monstrous fairy-tale, gothic, romp, folk, punk," creative director Simone O'Brien said.
According to Ms O'Brien, Splendour does a good job at highlighting local artists each year.
"It's like a farmers market for local talent in a way where local artists have the opportunity to be seen by international producers and audiences and get that recognition and validation."
Performing this year are local artists, 17-year-old Jiia Cerff and 16-year-old Jade Donald.
"I personally don't get so nervous, I guess there is so much rehearsal that goes into it that coming out and doing it in front of an audience, it feels pretty well oiled as a routine and you know all of your tricks really well, so it's really about having fun, developing your character and being present with the audience," Jiia said.
"I just feel whole I guess, like the stage is where we're supposed to be, it's where we shine," Jade said.