Emerging performers from across Whittlesea are preparing to showcase their talents at this Saturday’s Emerge in the North concert.

The event, which celebrates Whittlesea’s diverse talents and cultures, will feature performers such as the Whittlesea Chinese Association’s Rainbow Choir , the Syrian Youth Marching Band and Cook Island dancers.

Also performing will be renowned indigenous singer/songwriter Kutcha Edwards and Brazilian percussion group Tumbarumba.

Mayor Ricky Kirkham said the concert promised to be a colourful and exciting event.

“I’d encourage everyone to come along and enjoy some fantastic entertainment as well as supporting our local emerging artists,” he said.

The concert will be at Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre, South Morang, from noon-4.30pm on Saturday. Entry is free.