Liam Pearce knows what it’s like to juggle schoolwork, activities and a passion that he hopes will be his living one day.
The 13-year-old will demonstrate his ability with juggling at this year’s Redfest, one of a number of local stage performers. His love of juggling came from a visit to the circus at age seven, when he became besotted with the circus juggler and decided to learn how.
“I wanted to give it a go. At age 11 I went to some workshops with Hudson’s circus and picked up some tricks,” he said.
Redfest is also doing a juggle this weekend, keeping multiple entertainment acts in the air in what promises to be a spectacular show.
Liam is currently able to separately juggle four rings, four balls and three clubs with precision and flair.
This talent sees him performing most weekends and Liam said he was thrilled to be able to show his skills at a local level.
“There’s juggling, audience participation, card magic, a bit of fire and I juggle some knives at the end of the show,” Liam said.
“I am pretty happy to perform to my hometown and amaze everyone.”
The main stage has a full program culminating with Sheppard at 8.30pm. In the lead up is Craig Martin and his swing band at 10.45am, Aislinn Sharp at 11.45am, Jake Murdoch at 12.30pm, in Exile at 1.30pm and Radioceans at 2.30pm with the nighttime entertainment kicking off at 5pm with Steely Brothers, Russell Morris at 7.20pm and two bouts of fireworks at 6pm and 9.45pm.
On Sunday, Gabe Phoenix performs The Elvis show at 11am, the High Voltage AC/DC Experience at noon, Gold: The Ultimate ABBA show at 1.10pm, Rumours: The Fleetwood Mac show at 2.30pm, The Kings of Country Rock at 3.40pm and Killer Queen at 5pm.
Tickets are on redfest.com.au.