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Mullum Music Fest headline acts to mentor up-and-comers

MULLUM Music Festival will pair headline acts with up-and-coming musicians again as part of its annual Youth Mentorship Program.

When the festival's director, Glenn Wright, introduced the program for musicians aged 19 and under, he pictured nurturing talent which would go on to perform at Mullum.

"It's certainly come to fruition," he said.

"In the past we have welcomed previous winners Potato Potato and Tora to present their own shows at the festival. This year we welcome previous mentorship winners Gabriel and Cecilia to the stage."

MENTORS: Baby Et Lulu’s Abby Dobson and Lara Goodridge are Mullum Music Festival Youth Mentorship Program’s vocal mentors.
MENTORS: Baby Et Lulu’s Abby Dobson and Lara Goodridge are Mullum Music Festival Youth Mentorship Program’s vocal mentors. Contributed

Past mentors have included Skipping Girl Vinegar, Husky, Mama Kin, Jordie Lane and Darren Percival, while past winners include Function, Asha Jefferies and Reilly Fitzalan.

Singer and violinist Lara Goodridge, of Baby et Lulu and Fourplay String Quartet fame, is one of the mentors and is looking forward to sharing wisdom from more than two decades of performing.

"It took me years to really find my own voice and my own place and when I think back to 20 years ago, to how I feel about it now, I remember that it was very scary," she said.

"You have to do it for love and you have to be able to do everything: social media, website updates, personal management. Gone are the days when you had someone doing it for you.

"You need people skills, you need to turn up on time, you need to be professional, and you need to treat your talent with respect."

Mentorship categories include vocal, band, singer-songwriter and under-15, with Director's Picks also offered.

If chosen, artists will receive a rehearsal/mentoring session, tickets and backstage passes to their mentor's festival gig and a 20-minute performance spot at the November 20-23 festival.

Visit www.mullummusicfestival.com for more information, or to apply. Applications close on November 4 at 5pm.

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