The Geelong GRID Series
program is excited to showcase its lineup of artists who will be delivering
live performances at Pako Festa 2024!
Taking place on Saturday 24 February,
this cultural extravaganza will turn Pakington Street into a vibrant stage for
these exceptionally skilled musicians.
The GRID Series program
(Grass Roots Indie Development) is an artist development program supporting
outer suburban emerging creatives around Australia.
Proudly supported by
the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria in partnership with the City
of Greater Geelong and the Victorian Music Development Office, GRID Series
Geelong provides a platform for artists to advance their careers and foster a
thriving music community in Greater Geelong.
Member for Geelong
I've had the pleasure of seeing all five of the GRID
series artists perform. I am delighted that
they will be appearing at Pako Festa 2024.
I recommend to
everyone visiting this year’s Pako Festa to go and be entertained by five of
Geelong’s best emerging artists.
Mayor Trent Sullivan
The GRID Series
artists are at their early stages of their career but are highly accomplished
musicians, so I’m looking forward to seeing them at Pako Festa.
This is a great
opportunity to showcase local talent, and highlight the diversity of our music
scene, to a huge audience.
Chair of the Creativity
and Culture portfolio, Councillor Melissa Cadwell
The GRID Series
artists who have been a part of this program have been teaming up with an
all-star group of mentors, producers and content creators to supercharge their
provides a unique platform for these talented artists to showcase their
original works and bring their wonderful music to the community.
Luisa La Fornara, Event
Director at Cultura
We are thrilled to showcase local and emerging
artists from the Geelong region at Pako Festa 2024.
With their diverse
genres ranging from soul to hip hop and folk to RnB, the GRID Series artist
performances are a highlight of this year’s program – not to be missed.
GRID Series artist
participant Gloria Ragesh (Wild Gloriosa)
I’m really looking
forward to performing alongside all the other artists from the program.
We’ve been working
hard and all of us are so excited to showcase our music.
The program has
definitely helped me overall with my confidence and ability to be sure of
The single I’ll be
debuting at Pako Festa is called ‘Lover Girl’ and it’s a love letter to myself
and anyone else who needs a bit of encouragement, who are soft hearts, to stay
believing in love.
The Geelong Arts Centre
stage, located at the Adroit Chill Out Zone on Hope Street, will feature
• LENNi: 12:30 pm Instagram:
• Daisy Kilbourne: 12:55 pm Instagram:
• Baraka The Kid: 1:20 pm Instagram:
• Wild Gloriosa: 1:40 pm Instagram:
• Ridzyray: 2:05 pm Instagram:
Pako Festa 2024
promises an extraordinary experience for music enthusiasts and those supporting
local talent. For more information, visit www.pakofesta.com.au or follow Pako Festa on social media.
About Pako Festa:
Organised by Cultura,
Pako Festa is an annual celebration in Geelong West that showcases the cultural
diversity of the City of Greater Geelong through music, dance, food, and art,
bringing the community together in unity and appreciation for the multicultural
tapestry that defines the region. The spotlight is set to shine on emerging
musicians as the Geelong GRID Series Program proudly presents its artists at Pako
For more information
about the GRID program and featured artists, visit www.gridseries.com.au/geelong or follow GRID Series on social media.