12,000 to Attend Sell Out Youth Beatz 2016

Dumfries and Galloway Council are delighted to announce that the tickets for this years’ Youth Beatz event have now sold out! Following on from the event launch announcement that James Arthur and Cascada would headline Youth Beatz 2016, organisers have been overwhelmed by the demand for tickets. All 12,000 tickets have been allocated to residents of Dumfries and Galloway.

Michael Williams, young person from the Oasis Events Team involved in organising the event said; “We can’t believe how quickly the tickets have gone this year. We had an idea that it would be popular with the Acts we had lined up, but we couldn’t guess at this much demand. It’s really good for us on the events team to see that an event like this that we’re working on has so many people buzzing for it – we just can’t wait for it to come round now!”

As Scotland’s Largest Free Youth Music Event, previous years have shown there has always been a keen demand from the young people in Dumfries and Galloway to get involved in the day. This year’s event, to be held on the 13th August in Dumfries, really has broken all records for demand for the tickets. Boasting a fantastic line up of music, activities and The Toon, Youth Beatz 2016 promises to be a great spectacle and build on the great successes of previous years.

Councillor Ted Thompson, Provost of Dumfries said:

“Youth Beatz and The Toon are great opportunities for our youth to participate in and take pride in their community. I am delighted to announce the event has now sold out – and that this has been the quickest uptake ever. The work put in by the team organising the event has been welcomed by the young people of Dumfries and Galloway and sets the stage for another fantastic day. Speaking on behalf of the Nithsdale Area Committee which has part funded Youth Beatz, making it the largest free event in Scotland and open to all young people in the region, we are pleased to see this investment has been received so warmly and I am really looking forward to the event.”

Young people can still attend the 7 days of free events that lead up to the main day and full details can be found on www.youthbeatz.co.uk/fringe

Now in its eight year, the award winning event secured funding from Nithsdale Area Committee and main event sponsor Choices for Life and event sponsors Magnox and West Sound. Other event funders include Domestic Abuse and Violence Against Woman Partnership, The Scottish Government, Cashback for Communities, Young Start, Business Gateway and Youth Link Scotland.

To get all of the last minute information surrounding this year’s event, visit www.youthbeatz.co.uk


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