BAF (Best Arts Festival)

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Want to discover local music, learn new skills, get creative, and win exciting prizes? Come to BAF Arts Festival!

BAF is a FREE festival happening in the Yarra Ranges this March, featuring a full day of live music, creative workshops, interactive art spaces, and exhibitions, all hosted and presented by young people from the local area.

Bring a picnic blanket, your family, friends, some snacks and your dancing shoes and come enjoy some of the last warm nights before Autumn really kicks in!

BAF is hosted by Defrosted Events, a team of young people from the Yarra Ranges who meet weekly to organise youth-focused Arts, Music, and Cultural events. Defrosted Events is a FReeZA initiative, proudly supported by Yarra Ranges Council and the Victorian Government.

Register for FREE here



« Front Lawn »

11:30 - 11:50: Welcome to Country

12:00 - 12:50: Rogerson.

13:00 - 13:50: Immy Owusu

14:00 - 14:50: Pia Nesvara

15:00 - 15:50: Melbourne Songwriters Collective

16:00 - 16:50: St. Emerald

17:00 - 17:50: Fred Leone

« Front Lawn - Street Side »

11:50 - 17:00: Street Art/Graffiti space with Will Hughes



« Workshops - Theatre »

12:30 - 13:20: Hip-Hop Dance workshop with Hannah Mahoney

13:30 - 14:20: Songwriting workshop with Melbourne Songwriters Collective

14:30 - 15:20: Drumming workshop with Immy Owusu

15:30 - 16:20: Body Percussion and Attunement workshop with Fred Leone

16:30 - 17:20: Acrylic Painting workshop with Priyanka Kaur**

« Lyre Room »

11:50 - 17:00: Playtron Music Production space with Chloe Booth

« Gallery Space »

11:50 - 17:00: Exhibition of local visual artists, featuring: Nicholas Lee, Brady Gray, and Starshi Despotellis


*All indoor attendees over the age of 18 will need to present proof of vaccination or valid medical exemption upon entry.

**Acrylic Painting workshop happening in Aerie Makers Space

Defrosted Events is dedicated to ensuring our events are accessible and enjoyable for everyone. If you have any accessibility questions or requests please contact Natalia Sopelario at or phone 1300 368 333.

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Do you want the opportunity to help plan the Yarra Ranges Youth Arts Festival?

Join the Yarra Ranges Youth Arts Festival Subcommittee to be part of the crew planning the whole festival! Learn skills in event management, volunteer coordination, festival programming, curatorship, and be part of the selection committee working with amazing artists. You will work with other passionate young people to bring this festival to life.

What’s involved: weekly meetings on Zoom, Thursdays 6:20pm-7:00pm. Monthly face to face meetings in Montrose (depending on Covid restrictions).

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If you want to speak to a member of the Youth Team before applying, call 03 9294 6716.

Do you want to volunteer during the festival and connect with the creative community in the Yarra Ranges?

Are you a young person (14-25 years) connected to the Yarra Ranges who wants to be involved with the festival but don’t have the time to commit to weekly meetings? Then volunteering on festival days might be perfect for you. Click on the button below to express your interest, or if you want to speak to a member of the Youth Team before clicking, call 03 9294 6716.

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  • Saturday, 26 March 2022 | 11:00 AM - 06:00 PM


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