All eyes on singing star Jai Waetford as Fun4Kids winds down

Jai Waetford delights the crowd at Fun4Kids.

Jai Waetford delights the crowd at Fun4Kids.

THE Fun4Kids Festival has closed after eight hectic days of facepainting, Lego building, cardboard play fights, and dozens of wild and zany musical performances. 

Singer Jai Waetford was almost young enough to be mistaken for a festival patron, but that didn’t stop the confident 15-year-old from putting on an intimate and personal show for his screaming fans on Saturday afternoon.

The X Factor finalist performed a laid back acoustic set on the festival’s penultimate day, even inviting children to join him on stage to take part in a quick Q&A.

With the massive task of packing up still ahead, Fun4Kids Festival spokesman Nathan Holscher said organisers had delivered on their promise to make the event the biggest and best yet. “We’re definitely happy with how this year has gone,” he told The Standard.

“It was the most dynamic program we’ve had at the festival and I think that’s reflected from people’s attitudes and the atmosphere at the festival this year has been really positive.

While the official attendance figures were being tallied last night, organisers said they were pleased with the crowds moving through the festival each day. 

“We opened the festival really strong and have had strong days every day.”

Mr Holscher said dedicating an entire room to facepainting and changing site layouts had improved traffic flow through the festival. 

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