To amplify the talents and voices of the region's Gen-Zs, up and coming bands were invited to take the stage at Zamplify - a festival event that was set to take place at the Port Macquarie Regional Stadium during Youth Week in April this year.
This was a particularly challenging time for the region as the community was still recovering from the March flood event. Zamplify was postponed until Friday, September 24.
With on-going COVID gathering restrictions challenging the event format, Zamplify has now been reformatted to safely bring the youth in the community together to celebrate each other's talents.
Now reframed as a live concert event, six acts will take the stage at the Glasshouse.
The line-up features six talented, up and coming acts, including Swell house, TH3ATR3, Group Therapy, Dubbele, Cent Creek, and Cameron Alford.
Hayley Owen, acting group manager of community, said despite the challenges presented this year that have delayed the event, it's still important to give local youth a platform.
"Youth Week is a great opportunity to shine a spotlight on the contribution that young people make to our community and allow for their voices to be heard," Ms Owen said.
"Though this year's Youth Week theme is 'Together more than ever,' COVID restrictions are proving coming together to be difficult. We are still committed to creating opportunities for our young people to connect and access activities that are fun, showcase their talents, and help them to build skills that they can use in the future.
"This year's event is still a great way for the kid's involved to gain exposure and elevate community connectivity in supporting the acts."
Zamplify will be streamed from Port Macquarie-Hastings Council's Youtube channel on Friday 24 September.
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