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ENTERTAINERS

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Matthew Garwood

Our very own home-grown tattooed tenor and his gorgeous partner Michelle Rainbow are our special guests on the Amphitheatre stage.

After studying musical theatre and working professionally in Melbourne, Matthew found national and international profile teaming up with Ricky Martin on The Voice Season 3 and was one of only nine contestants invited back as an All Star for The Voice Season 8. Being signed to Universal Music, Matthew now travels Australia performing as well as working in TV and Radio.

Matthew’s stage credits include; The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Beauty and the Beast, Sweeney Todd, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita and High School Musical to name but a few.

In 2016 Matthew won Best Leading Male in a Musical for his portrayal of Buddy Holly in Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story.

Being heavily tattooed has opened more doors than it has closed with Matthew walking red carpets alongside the likes of Katy Perry, One Direction, INXS and working with everyone from Miss Universe’s Jennifer Hawkins to The Wiggles.

You can hear Matthew broadcasting all around Australia hosting his national radio show OZ MADE.

one such extraordinary place.

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Stompin'

Stompin is a Youth Dance organisation that has been successfully creating a non-competitive, creative environment for young people grow as artists, individuals and citizens through their connection with contemporary dance for over 29 years. Stompin works with young people of Tasmania to create and produce exhilarating dance and arts experiences.

Based in Launceston, Tasmania, Stompin investigates Australian youth culture in a regional context, exploring issues proximate to young people through a collaborative, creative process alongside professional artists. The Company prides itself on its welcoming and non-competitive environment and the promotion of creative and healthy lifestyles for young people through an arts-based dance practice; providing a platform to empower young dancers and makers to believe in the strength of their own voice. The 2021 Sustainable Living Festival's Windor Park location will provide one such extraordinary place.

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POUND
Get ready to get on your feet at the POUND team from West Tamar Fitness performs a drumming cardio workout. Designed for all levels of fitness, POUND provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energised, toning up and allowing everyone to find their inner rockstar. It's all about getting fit, having fun, and improving your health and wellbeing

Click image for a sneak preview

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REMADE
The 2021 Sustainable Living Festival is excited to welcome the incredible talents of InterWEave Arts REMADE artists to this year's festival.  Artists will be roving throughout the festival modelling their incredible works designed and made using a brief that is inclusive to all skill levels, encourages upcycling and provides engagement, community strength, capacity building and connectedness.  This platform challenges artists, designer and community to create themed 'wearable art' before enthusiastic audiences.  We are sure that our audience will be not only enthusiastic, but will embrace their message of sustainability.
 

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Terrapin creates worlds of creative adventure, often using repurposed or salvaged materials in beautiful ways. The company's in-theatre productions transport children and families to incredible places with narratives of adventure, humour and beauty, while interactive installations use simple technologies in dazzling ways to make audiences of all ages essential creators in transforming public space. We'll be welcoming a special performance from Terrapin to the Sustainable Living Festival.
 

TIP DUCK -THE WORLD’S FIRST RUBBISH-COLLECTING IBIS

This is Jeremy’s big moment. He finally has an idea that will make him rich. I.B.I.S (International Bin Integration Services) will train birds commonly known as Tip Ducks to keep our world clean and tidy. Enter Ibsen, the world’s first rubbish-collecting Ibis. But on launch day everything goes wrong, with hilarious (and messy) consequences. Photo: Amy Brown

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The West Tamar Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is a team of young people with a shared authentic voice that work with West Tamar Council influencing future thinking and strategies in exciting and creative ways for community.  You won't be able to miss this cheeky character walking around.  Be sure to pose for a photo and look for the YAC team beside the amphitheatre hosting a heap of games and activities that encourage physical activity, family bonding and a caring nurturing environment.  You might even hear the musical members of this amazing group on stage.  The Sustainable Living Festival is so excited to welcome YAC!
 

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Local band, Daytime Drinking is a five-piece cover band that specialises in events such as weddings, corporate parties, and many more.  They are about to add Festivals to that list! 
Thank you guys for offering to be our Festival Band!

 

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BrightStars North
This groups is going to shine so brightly on our Festival Community Stage.  Can't wait to welcome them
 

Caitlyn Duffy
You may have seen this talented young lady busking in the City Mall, entertaining passers-by with her acoustic covers varying from soft folk to pop.  Enjoy listening to Caitlyn on the Amphitheatre Stage.
 

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Sparkle Sisters
Want to learn about what is and what isn't recyclable?  Then maybe you may not want to listen to the Sparkle Sisters!  We will let you be the judge!  It's sure to be lots of fun - and a tiny bit educational! 
 

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Now We're Apart
It is always great to give up and coming youth bands a chance to perform at a community event.  As member of the YAC (Youth Advisory Council), these guys are vibrant your members of our community.  Let's hear it is for Now We're Apart - take it away guys!
 

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Ukulele & Guitar Fun
Launceston

Who doesn't love a fun group of people singing and playing ukuleles?  Look for this colour bunch at the font of the community centre.  Join in - have a sing - and bring your Ukes for a bit of fun.  Everyone welcome to have a go!
 

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Marcelle's Children's Entertainment
Originally from Far North Queensland, Marcelle has bought her 'tropical madness' to Tassie.  With her love for dressing up, clowning and theatre sports, Marcelle's stall is going to be a whole lots of fun as the kids participate in theatre sports activities.  Smiles all round for this exciting Festival space!