Singer Darren Percival goes up in a cherry picker to take the Sunshine Coast's biggest Selfie at the Imaginarium family festival at USC. Photo: Iain Curry / Sunshine Coast Daily
Singer Darren Percival goes up in a cherry picker to take the Sunshine Coast's biggest Selfie at the Imaginarium family festival at USC. Photo: Iain Curry / Sunshine Coast Daily Iain Curry

That's one hell of a selfie!

CHARISMATIC entertainer Darren Percival's smiling face was front and centre of an attempt to capture the region's biggest selfie on the weekend.

After performing an impressive array of vocal looping to an adoring crowd at the inaugural Imaginarium festival, the runner-up of The Voice Australia series one took to the cherry picker he had affectionately dubbed "the rocket" and snapped the mammoth self portrait from above the stage.

The University of the Sunshine Coast hosted the free family festival in conjunction with its annual open day.

The combination of bubble soccer and Quidditch demonstrations, interactive activities kinetic sandpit and bark painting, and theatrical performances was a winner as more than 8000 people enjoyed the fun in the sun.

Doonan resident Susie Auty, a self-confessed Percival fan, was among hundreds of people who jumped on board the selfie attempt.

"I don't usually take selfies, but it's always good to do something new," she said.

"It's been such a great day with so much to do."

USC media relations manager Terry Walsh said the festival had attracted twice the number of people as last year's open day.

"It's great to reach that many people so they can know we have so many things of interest happening at the university," he said.


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