Published on 02 June 2021

Regen returns

Regen, the south’s biggest youth festival is back this Saturday 5 June, offering free entertainment for all ages from 2–9pm.

Held at the Noarlunga Aquatic and Recreation Centre, the drug and alcohol-free indoor event showcases local young talent, featuring skate, scooter and BMX competitions, art exhibitions and performances, food and youth market stalls, live music, face painting, inflatable play and a wildlife experience.

Bookings via Eventbrite are essential, and punters choose between two sessions, with the first (2–4:45pm) hosting the under 16 skate, scooter and BMX comps, and the second session (6–9pm) hosting the all ages/16+ competitions. Competitors must register online (free) to compete.

City of Onkaparinga’s annual Youth Recognition Awards—which recognise, celebrate and honour the achievements of the region’s outstanding young people aged 8-25—will be presented between 5–6pm.

See more information on some of the talented young local artists performing at Regen below and book your free tickets now.

Kultar Ahluwalia

Kultar Ahluwalia performs as a part of numerous musical acts including We Move Like Giants and as a solo artist. In the past 10 years he has shared the stage with the likes of Hilltop Hoods, Atmosphere and Brother Ali, as well as appearing at festivals such as Big Day Out and Parklife.

Kultar is deeply passionate about supporting youth and independent music and regularly runs music and writing workshops for organisations including Carclew, City of Marion, City of Onkaparinga, the Department of Education and Spoken Word SA.

Emilie Kate Music

Emilie Kate Music is a local singer-songwriter who grew up in northern NSW listening to folk music in the hills. A self-taught guitar and ukulele player, Emilie began singing lessons at age four, studied classical music, and completed her AMEB exams up to level 7 in vocal studies.

Emilie started writing her own songs as a young teenager as a form of self-therapy and began playing as a street performer at 16. Emilie Kate Music is folk pop with a strong message of storytelling.

Better Than Milk

Better Than Milk is a three-piece pop punk band from Southern Adelaide/Adelaide Hills, fronted by bassist/vocalist Rhys, with guitarist Jarrad and his sister Ashleigh on the drums.

Lil Cue

The young Lil Cue started rapping at the ripe old age of 14 and has built a name for himself in the local rap scene since. Energy, vibe and performance—that’s what makes Lil Cue, who’s one of the most energetic rappers you’ll ever come across.

Love Lines

Love Lines is an Australian alternative rock band formed in 2021 in Adelaide. The lineup comprises Bonnie ‘Bunny’ Lino, Benjamin ‘Goldie’ Johnson, Jack ‘Smarty’ Smart, Logan ‘Mars’ Donhardt and Ethan ‘Cupid’ Dowdy.

Their ever-changing style was influenced by classic rock, 90s alternative, blues, punk rock and funk music. They’re heavily inspired by bands such as The Smashing Pumpkins, Cage the Elephant, Pixies, Radiohead and singer-songwriter Declan Mckenna.

Paper Snorkel

Paper Snorkel is a South Australian band with influences in blues, rock, jazz, alternative, reggae and indie music.