PIC.  Palm Beach Currumbin SHS musicians with Fretfest 2015 Intern, Lilian Dirks and Fretfest founder, Al Buchan

High School Open-Mic is happening now!  - tell your music teacher!

An opportunity to play at the fRETfEST end-of-year-CONCERT at the Southport Broadwater Parklands in December.

All you need is one original song!

Auditions opened in October and schools from across the Gold Coast signed up to participate in this innovative initiative, with support from the City Of Gold Coast.


Schools nominated students to perform one original song on acoustic guitar and students were asked to sit a brief audition to suit school timetable.

Entry was free and students were offered a free workshop preceding their audition to help ensure they were well prepared for their audition. This helped ensure maximum pass rates.


Saturday 12th December was the big day for the Southport Broadwater Parklands concert. Students were invited to attend the concert (for free) and perform their song live on stage alongside other teenage troubadours. Special guest artists headlined the concert in an all-ages, alcohol and drug free day of music in the park!

Fretfest is a 100% Australian Owned Company based at Southport on the Gold Coast, Australia.