What better way to celebrate the beginning of summer than with the annual outdoor live youth music event, Summerfest.
The eighth annual Summerfest, an event that showcases young local performers as well as established acts from around the country, will be held this Saturday, December 7 at Harry Bennett Park, Taree.
Planned and run by the Manning Youth Action Team (MYAT), Summerfest is the culmination of the popular Live n Loud music events that have been held throughout the year.
"This year we have had consistent turnouts to our Live n Loud events and with such an awesome line-up we're sure Summerfest will bring in a good crowd to see out a fantastic year of live music," MidCoast Council community strengthening officer (youth), Russell Ingram said.
Melbourne based pop-rockers MOBS will headline this year's event with Central Coast band, Sunday Avenue providing main support.
Local acts including Hudson Rose, Dime Junkie, 5% Panic and Chelsea Harvey will round out the line-up.
"Summerfest has been a great place for local acts to really hone their skills and get their live music experience up, with the support of a local crowd," Mr Ingram said.
"It's invaluable for them and it's so good for our young people across the Mid Coast to be able to enjoy live music in a fun, safe environment."
Summerfest will be held at Harry Bennett Park on Saturday, December 7 with gates opening at 3:30pm and the event running from 4-8pm.
Entry is $10 at the gate and this is a drug and alcohol free event.