This weekend (Saturday, November 2), Backbone Youth Arts presents the 2013 2High Festival at the Brisbane Powerhouse. This multi-arts festival is a free all-ages event that features interactive and dynamic displays of visual art, music and performance. The 2High Festival provides opportunities for young and up-and-coming artists to showcase their creative works. Artworks, theatre performances, circus and musical artists across a wide range of styles will feature throughout the day on multiple stages and performance spaces.

2High Festival

Backbone are a Brisbane-based who create youth arts company who create “local, regional and interstate projects” that are “driven by creative risk, contemporary aesthetic and artistic excellence.” Backbone deliver opportunities through “cultural events, studio performance works, festivals, training and mentoring” to empower young people to pursue creative futures and to pursue careers in the arts as performers and cultural producers.

There will be 130 artists, 20 bands and 16 shows on offer at The Powerhouse on Saturday, including circus artists, a vast array of artworks, theatre performances and an eclectic mix of musicians on multiple stages. Headlining the musical component will be Jakarta Criers, with the likes of Little Odessa and Hannah Rosa also on the bill. The number of exhibitions and performances is exceptional and it is all completely FREE and ALL AGES.

For a schedule of events and/or more information about any of the artists, exhibitions or performances, click here.