Youth Week Canberra: Burner Collective

Today we headed over to Glebe Park in Civic to check out a Youth Week event “Beats in the Park”, put together by Burner Collective, a collaboration between Lukas Benson and Angus Adamson. Burner Collective “aims to help expose local electronic producers and provide an outlet for them to host and disperse their tunes in a way that connects them with other local artists, creating community and exposure.”

Beats in the Park: Burner Collective

Beats in the Park: Burner Collective

This is not our usual type of activity, but given that the sun was shining and we were already in Civic, we were keen to check it out. We didn’t stay for the whole event as it ran from 2pm to 10pm, but we spent a few hours sitting back, relaxing and enjoying some great emerging talent.

One of the things we particularly enjoyed was checking out the audience, an eclectic mix of dreadlocks, hoola hoops, baseball caps, and beards. The music was very diverse, with sounds reflective of reggae, electronic production, hip hop and more. The nicest aspect of this event was the vibe, laid back and positive, just the thing for a Sunday afternoon.

The weather was on Burner Collective’s side, after more than a week of steady rain, we had a perfect autumn weekend, fresh and clear.

For more information about Burner Collective, you can check out this article in BMA magazine.


Tracey M Benson is a lover of travel, having a diverse background as an artist, writer and researcher. Working with online environments since 1994, Tracey's experience includes providing digital media, web and social media solutions to government, non-profit, private industry and tertiary sectors. Her focus is on sustainability behaviour change and the use of communications and emerging technologies to empower community and build culture.

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