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Emily Whines, Chloe Xaviera and Squeak Lemaire will be performing at the upcoming Mullum Music Festival after winning the fest’s youth mentorship. Photo Jeff Dawson
Emily Whines, Chloe Xaviera and Squeak Lemaire will be performing at the upcoming Mullum Music Festival after winning the fest’s youth mentorship. Photo Jeff Dawson

Mullum Music Festival’s Youth Mentorship winners have been announced, with the prize being a 20-minute spot at the music festival and a one-on-one mentor session to work on their stagecraft and prepare them for the gig.

Emily Whines took out vocal category, Chloe Xaviera won the under 15s, Indigenous hip-hop artist Jannali Doncaster, aka Don Narli, won the band category, while Squeak Lemaire won the singer/songwriter award.

Nearly a decade on, the music development program has featured previous winners such as Potato Potato, Asha Jefferies, Annie Plummer, Matilda Dods and Tora.


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