Young talent on show, Live in Martin Place

Young talent on show, Live in Martin Place

Enjoy a free lunchtime concert, Live in Martin Place, on Friday 12 April, with some of the city’s best up-and-coming young musicians performing special acoustic shows.

The two-hour event will showcase musicians aged 12-24 as part of the City of Sydney’s annual Youth Week in the City program, which celebrates the contribution young people make to the community.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the free concert at Martin Place gave performers a chance to show off their musical talents to a wider audience.

“This event has been organised by young people in the city who’ve worked hard to give budding musicians a chance to show off their musical talents,” the Lord Mayor said.

“If you’re in the city on the day or work nearby I encourage you to stop by the amphitheatre in Martin Place to hear some emerging musicians – they could be next year’s chart sensations.”

Some 12 young musicians will be performing on the day, including country-music star Sabrina Soares, 16, pop princess Billie-Jade Chant, 22, acoustic-pop singer Nevo Rom, 22, rapper MC Dazzle (Pascale Riley), 17, and folk-pop singer Lucy Neville, 17 (pictured above).

At just 16, Sabrina has been heralded for her country-music singing and songwriting skills. A graduate of the CMAA Academy of Country Music in Tamworth, northern NSW, she won first prize in the female junior category of the Canberra Country Music Festival.

Sabrina was also a finalist in the Songaslive! Australia Song Comp and earns pocket money busking on the streets of Newtown and Summer Hill, in Sydney’s inner west.

Live in Martin Place

Friday 12 April 2013


Martin Place Ampitheatre (between Pitt and Castlereagh streets, City)


The City of Sydney’s Youth Week in the City runs from 5-14 April 2013 and celebrates young people’s contribution to the community. Youth Week in the City highlights include:

Betty Makin Youth Awards

Tuesday 9 April 2013


University of Sydney, The Refectory, Holme Building, Science Road, Camperdown


These annual awards recognise and reward the achievements of young people aged 12 to 24 in four categories: Contribution to the community; Environmental sustainability initiative; Creativity; arts and culture; and Young entrepreneur. Awards include two $500 scholarships and awards for a local youth worker and police officer.

Centre Stage under-18s dance party

Saturday 6 April 2013


The Lair, Metro Theatre, 624 George Street, Sydney

Pre-sale tickets $10

Held at intimate underground dance venue The Lair, this exclusively under-18s block party will host a variety of live acts. Performers include X-Factor Australia stars, Young Men’s Society, R&B soul crooner Mike Champion, urban dance champions Royalty Dance Crew and grime-pop specialist DJ Morphingaz.

What’s In Your Name?

The City is publishing a special booklet featuring stories by young people and the meanings of their names to mark Youth Week in the City and the Living in Harmony Festival. The What’s in Your Name? project invited 12 to 24-year-old residents to share the reasons why they were given their name, and how it reflected their identity, religion, culture, family or heritage. Copies of the book will be made available to local schools.

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For media inquiries or images, contact City of Sydney Senior Media Adviser Jodie Minus, phone 02 9265 9910 or email

For interviews with Lord Mayor Clover Moore, contact Matt Levinson on 0427 044 768 or email