School holiday Quarantunes Festival

Fruity Lexia comprising Jayden Smith, Jarred Reid and Lukas Raabe-Smart. Photo: Damjan Janevski 210085_04

Goya Dmytryshchak

A ’Quarantunes Festival’, live-streamed concert, songwriting competition and an online hip-hop dance class are some of the entertainment being offered in Hobsons Bay these school holidays.

Hobsons Bay UP and Westside FReeZA are hosting free music and audio production workshops where young people can learn basic techniques.

Whether you’re into podcasting, music, film or just interested in learning a new skill, the workshops provide industry-level techniques.

The next two workshops are on Monday, June 29 and July 6, from 4.30-5:30pm.

Hobsons Bay UP Instagram will host a free live-streamed concert featuring four favourite local acts including Fruity Lexia (pictured).

It’s on Saturday, June 27 from 3-4pm.

A songwriting competition is also being held, with the winner’s song to be professionally recorded and produced at the Hobsons Bay UP recording studio.

The runner-up will receive a $100 JB-Hifi gift card.

Songs will be judged by Westside FReeZA member and local musician Lily Riggs.

The competition is open to people aged 12-25 who live, work, study or hang out in Hobsons Bay.

Entries open Monday, June 29.

 A hip-hop dance class hosted by L2R Dance will be held on Zoom on Wednesday, July 1 from 11-1pm.

To register or for more details, visit the Hobsons Bay council website.