CRANKFEST, the region’s premier celebration of youth arts and culture, will be held on April 26 in Evans Head and organisers are hoping to top last year’s record numbers because of growing regional support.

Crankfest co-ordinator Tarryn Cole said the planning for this year’s event was going really well.

“I think it’s going to be our best one yet,” she said.

“We’ve tightened up the things that need to be tightened up. There’s always room for improvement and I think we’re getting better and better each year.”

Along with an epic skate jam, there will be a surf competition plus three live music stages; art, photography and film; markets; food, and plenty of activities.

Move It Mob Style, an Aboriginal dance group from ABC3 and NITV, will co-ordinate hip-hop workshops and there will be buses to help young people get to the festival from Coraki, Nimbin, Lismore, Casino and Kyogle.

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