YO Events is a fun-loving team of young people creating live music, skate and entertainment events across Bendigo - for young people, by young people. Former members have gone on to work on international music tours and festivals across the globe! The team meets once a week after school hours to work on producing professional events and provide training in all aspects of event production. Joining the YO Events team gives you real world experience in event production on high profile events, social and networking opportunities, technical skills, mentorships, personalized professional development and more!
If you are aged 12 - 24, want to work in the music and entertainment industry, and gain new skills in event management and production, YO Events is for you!
YO Events Program 2022
February/March Q&A Documentary Film
27th February Huntly Family Fun Day
5th March Sound and Tech Production Training
18th March All Ages Tour with Thelma Plum and Dallas Woods
19th March Bendigo Pride Festival All Ages Dance Party
15 & 16th April Easter Festival
20th April Freeza Summit
30th April Groovin’ the Moo
27th May Workshop with This Way North
Winter Holidays Youth Week Launch Party – Skate Park Festival in Eaglehawk
3-6th November Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival
Small Event/Workshop Grants
Freeza can help support you to produce your own event in Bendigo, including a small event grant up to $1000. Contact Teddy at [email protected] for more information.
Mentorship or Traineeship opportunities
Have a goal in the music and entertainment industry but are unsure how to get there? Talk to Teddy about how we can help you [email protected]
What do we do?
The YO Events team does all aspects of event planning and management, including:
- Planning and logistics
- Booking artists
- Promotion and marketing
- Stage / backstage management
- Sound production and management
- And more!
Looking for paid gigs?
We do our best to support young musicians (aged 12 - 24) looking to build their careers in the Bendigo music industry, including by offering paid gigs and connecting through to opportunities such as recording sessions, industry mentoring, workshops and more. If you're a young musician looking for gigs and opportunities, let us know!
The City of Greater Bendigo and YO Events is on Dja Dja Wurrung and Taungurung Country.
We would like to acknowledge and extend my appreciation for the Dja Dja Wurrung and Taungurung Peoples, the Traditional Owners of the land where we live and work.
We pay our respects to leaders and elders past, present and emerging for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and the hopes of all Dja Dja Wurrung and Taungurung People.
We express our gratitude in the sharing of this land, our sorrow for the personal, spiritual and cultural costs of that sharing and our hope that we may walk forward together in harmony and in the spirit of healing.
YO Events is supported by the Victorian State Government FReeZA program. FReeZA is a Victorian Government initiative that supports young Victorians to get involved in their community by planning and running drug, alcohol and smoke-free events for other young people.
by planning and running drug, alcohol and smoke-free events for other young people