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Knox Factor at Knox Festival 2018!

This year the contest was bigger than ever with the introduction of a category-based audition system, allowing the Knox Factor to host a greater range of music categories to include bands with vocals, and vocal groups such as choirs. The extension to the age bracket, made it open for anyone aged 5-years to 25-years of age.

Knox City Council Mayor, Councillor John Mortimore, said

“I think it’s brilliant that we’re able to showcase a larger group of talent in Knox,” Mayor Mortimore said. “I’m looking forward to seeing the different types of acts competing in this year’s Knox Factor.”

The performance categories at this year’s Knox Factor included:

Vocalist Category
This category is for one vocal singer with a backing track or one instrument (maximum two people):
5 years – 10 years
11 years – 15 years
16 years – 25 years

Band Category
This category is for 3-7 piece bands:
14 years – 25 years

Vocal Group Category
This category is for vocal groups with up to 7 members on stage and NO instruments:
6 years – 12 years
13 years – 25 years

There were a variety of prizes to be won, with the first place being rewarded to sing at the Knox Carols and also studio recording time.

“Having the opportunity to perform in front of a large audience at the Knox Carols or Knox Festival is a massive experience for anyone who looking for career development in the arts or simply enjoys performing, and I’m very happy that Council are able to provide this unique opportunity,” the Mayor said.


Auditions took place at Knox Performing Arts Centre on 13th and 15th February 2018 and the 12 finalists performed as an unforgettable part of the festival on the Knox Festival Stage on 3rd March.

Category One Ages 5-10 years
Daniella Nikolaou
Akeria Somphanpanya
Ashlei Reinheimer

Category One Ages 11-15 years
Romi Burgess
Charlotte Finnin
Paige Reinheimer
Milla Macallan

Category One Ages 16-25 years
James Cormack Brown
Tilly Ruddick
Jessica Formichelli
Molly Cormack
Amy Smith



To ALL the magnificent vocal talent that abounds in Knox – we salute you and we thank you!

5-10 years
First place - Akeira Somphanpanya
Second place - Ashlee Reinheimer
Third place - Daniella Nikolaou

11-15 years
First place - Charlotte Finnin
Second place - Rominique Burgess
Third place - Paige Reinheimer

16-25 years
First place - Amy Smith
Second place - Molly Cormack
Third place - James Cormack Brown

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