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!
The City of Greater Bendigo and YO Events is on Dja Dja Wurrung and Taungurung Country.
We would like to acknowledge and extend our 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 for sharing 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 Program 2023
February 19 - Jam Sandwich
March 5 - Huntly Family Fun Day
March 18 - Rainbow Rave
April 7 - You're YOke-ing
April 17 - FreeZA Summit
May 17 - IDAHOBIT Day, Rainbow Jam
August 25 - Wear it Purple
September 23 - Bendiglow Youth Fest
October 28 - Fun Loong
Small Event/Workshop Grants
Freeza can help you 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?
Are you a musician or band looking for paid live performance opportunities at All-Ages events? If you're 25 or under, sign up for The Push's Young Artist Database and put your music in front of youth-led FReeZA teams across Victoria looking for young artists to perform at their events.
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