Mothership Events believes in fostering local talent and showcasing the personality of Newcastle – The Hunter community. Through this holistic mindset, several initiatives have been further developed and integrated into the festival:

Local Arts Community

Local Underground Creative Community

Local Cultural Icons & Influencers

Local Retail

Work Placement Programmes

Hunter TAFE

Hamilton TAFE

Passmore’s College

The TAFE has been engaged in the development and delivery of the operational content of the festival. TAFE students have the opportunity to be involved with creative and visual elements of the festival.

As always there is a strong focus on involving local business and produce at all levels throughout the festival, including:

Food Stalls: Local produce and suppliers

Arts & Crafts market stalls: Local artists and stallholders

Bars: Local Staff & Licensees

Artists: Local support bands and performers

Theme and Décor: Local young artists and students