Livingstone Shire Council has teamed up with CQUniversity to invite Jay and his ukulele to the coast as part of the 2017 Village Festival on Saturday 12 August.
Performing his favourite songs from his numerous ABC for Kids children’s albums, the popular PlaySchool and Jay’s Jungle presenter said he can’t wait to hit the coast with a concert by the sea.
“I am really looking forward to coming back to Central Queensland to play at the CQUniversity Village Festival in Yeppoon. It’s a beautiful part of the world and the locals always make me feel welcome,” Jay said.
“I am excited that the Festival has decided to try something new by reaching out to kids and bringing young families into the event. There will be plenty of singing, dancing and laughing, and I can’t wait to see everyone there!”
Livingstone Shire Deputy Mayor and Councillor for the Arts, Nigel Hutton said it was exciting to see the coast attract such an iconic household name like Jay Laga’aia to perform a free concert for local kids.
“Jay is huge, and not just among kids. Most adults know his work in films like Star Wars and TV shows like Home and Away. It’s fantastic that Council is able to partner with CQUniversity to support the Village Festival with arguably Australia’s most popular children’s entertainer,” Cr Hutton said.
CQUniversity Vice-Chancellor Scott Bowman said he was delighted to help the CQUniversity Village Festival reach out to younger audiences.
“The CQUniversity Village Festival is the region’s premier celebration of arts and culture, and it’s important that we reach out to our region’s kids to engage them in this celebration.
“I am a huge fan of Jay’s work, especially the way he inspires creativity and imagination amongst kids. This is so important; it will be our younger generations that change the world, but they must be able to imagine it first. Its people like Jay who drive that imagination,” Prof Bowman said.
Jay Laga’aia will perform a free children’s concert at the Yeppoon Main Beachfront stage at 11am on Saturday 12 August as part of the CQUniversity Village Festival. For more details, visit www.thevillagefestival.org.au