Packed Youth Beatz Fringe Kicks Off On Friday

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The Youth Beatz Fringe Festival is taking place across Dumfries and Galloway from Friday 17th June – Thursday 23rd June. With lots of new additions to the programme as well as family fun days there is certain to be something for all young people.

From Silent Discos to ‘Schools Out Fun Days’, a Pool Party and much more, there is a FREE fun and engaging programme being delivered in local communities across all 4 areas of Dumfries and Galloway.

The Fringe kicks off in Victoria Halls in Annan on Friday 17th June (7pm-9pm) with Beatz Challenge Disco, young people can dance the night away as well as enduring challenges such as Pole Joisting and Sumo Wrestling.

At the same time (7pm-9pm) in Hillview Leisure Centre in Kelloholm, the 1st ‘Silent Beatz’ of the programme takes place. Enjoy a silent disco, inflatables and much more. This event will also head to McMillan Hall, Newton Stewart on Wednesday 21st June (6pm-9pm)
Saturday 18th June, the Fringe will move to Colliston Park in Dalbeattie holding a Family Fun Day, from 1pm-3.30pm and then moving to Stranraer for a Beach Themed Party at Agnew Park Pavilion at 6pm-8pm.

Sunday 19th June, King Edward Park in Lockerbie will be the venue for a Family Fun Day taking place from 1pm-3.30pm and in the evening the fringe will go back to the original home of Youth Beatz – Dock Park, Dumfries (6pm-8pm) for a ‘Mini Fringe’ with assorted activities.

Monday 20th June, Will see the 1st ever ‘Schools Out’ Fun Day taking place at Wallacehall Academy and then on Thursday 23rd June at Moffat Academy. These fun days are for pupils within the 2 schools and there will be lots of fun and exciting activities taking place. Hopefully these will be a success and can be rolled out to other schools in D&G in future Youth Beatz Fringes.

Also on Monday 20th June, another 1st for the Youth Beatz Fringe is ‘Beatz Pool Party’. This will take place in Castle Douglas Swimming Pool 7.30pm-8.30pm and is for 12-17year olds. Booking is essential for this event and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Please watch our social media platforms on how to book.

Tuesday 21st June, takes the Fringe to Goldie Park in Sandside, NW Dumfries with ‘Silent Beatz in the Park’ A new location for the fringe and here we will host an outdoor Silent disco and other activities including outdoor laser tag.

Finishing off the week on Thursday 23rd June, hosted in the festival site at Park Farm, Dumfries is the regional #We Care Festival 2022. This event is a fun filled day for Care Experienced Young People from all across Dumfries and Galloway and booking is required. For more information, please contact: championsboard@dumgal.gov.uk

All events are FREE to attend.

With the exception of the ‘Beatz Pool Party’ and the ‘#We Care Festival 2022’ which require booking there are no requirements to book, just turn up and enjoy.

Councillor Archie Dryburgh Chair of Communities Committee said “The Youth Beatz Fringe has a fantastic range of opportunities and activities for young people all over Dumfries and Galloway to get involved in. It is fantastic to see such a great range of activities offering young people an action-packed programme to get involved in within their local communities.

This is all thanks to our excellent award-winning staff and volunteers.

Councillor John Campbell Vice Chair of Communities Committee said “It is great to see the Youth Beatz Fringe take events and activities to young people across the region. It looks to be a very varied and full programme with something for everyone to enjoy” A great start to the Youth Beatz Festival.
Elli Wadsworth, Ward Youth Councillor for Mid Galloway and Wigtown West and Dumfries and Galloway Youth Council Chairperson said “Youth Beatz Festival is so much more than the main event weekend and it’s excellent to see such a broad range of events being delivered across Dumfries and Galloway as part of the Fringe this year, at no cost for young people!”