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Festival for youth mental health awareness ‘Raising the Vibe’ returns to Busselton Foreshore this weekend

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Breanna RedheadBusselton Dunsborough Times
Death by Denim will headline this weekend’s Raising the Vibe festival at Busselton Foreshore.
Camera IconDeath by Denim will headline this weekend’s Raising the Vibe festival at Busselton Foreshore. Credit: Supplied/TheWest

After a highly successful premier event last year, the Raising the Vibe festival is returning to Busselton foreshore this weekend.

Supported by the City of Busselton, the event aims to raise money for mental health services throughout the South West region with last year’s efforts totalling $10,000.

Proceeds from this year’s event will go towards Busselton’s Community Safe Space, with RTV committee member Kendall Whyte saying it was important the funds raised went directly back into the Busselton community.

“Being that the event is being held down in that area, we wanted the funding to also stay in the region to ensure that people are donating for the cause know that it is going to their local support services,” she said.

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“The Safe Space is this really wonderful initiative that is so needed, it’s kind of in between the GP and the ED in a sense that it’s somewhere for people to present if they are struggling mentally.”

Celebrating youth of all cultures and abilities, the festival seeks to promote the importance of mental health and wellbeing through music, showing young people that mental health can be an “everyday approachable conversation.”

With a smash-hit line-up of West Australian talent set to take the stage, the day will be headlined by four-piece indie group Death By Denim, who return to Busselton after playing the inaugural Out of the Woods festival earlier this year.

Joining the Perth based group on Saturday will be alternative group South Summit and newcomers Pot Plant House Party, whose debut album Worms is set to come out this Friday.

Fan-favourite surf/punk trio Pretty Uglys also return to the line-up, having taken part in last year’s festival.

The Raising the Vibe festival is a free event, running from 5-9pm on Saturday, October 22 at the Busselton Foreshore Amphitheatre.

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