PacFest and Fomuda Festival
90A Memorial Avenue Whitlam Leisure Centre, Liverpool, NSW, 2170, Australia
15th April 2018
PacFest is Australia's largest annual schools cultural festival, with more than 800 performers, including more than 200 cultural musicians from over 30 high schools and primary schools combined across Sydney. The inaugural festival commenced in 2014 with only eight schools and to date over 30 schools are now involved. They expect these numbers to increase each year with the introduction of the diversity section for high school groups. PacFest is a highly impactful youth initiative, which has been hugely successful at increasing the levels of social inclusion, social cohesion and achievement of multi-cultural and Indigenous high school students in Sydney. Created by High School Community Liaison Officers and Youth workers, PacFest uses multi-cultural and Indigenous Performing Arts as a platform to help young people realise that every young person is a unique individual, yet part of an awesome cultural community in Australia. PacFest 2017 will include the inaugural International Multicultural Food Dance and Music Festival called FOMUDA presenting cultural food, music and dances from all around the world!