Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Communities Committee will meet on Tuesday 7 December for the final time in 2021 and will be asked to agree to Youth Beatz 2022 taking place in June.
The free music event, aimed at children and young people has been running since 2009 and, with Member approval, will take place on 25 and 26 June 2022. The event was subject to a three-year funding agreement by Councillors in 2019/20 and is pencilled in for Park Farm in Dumfries, where it has been held in recent years.
As well as the two-day music extravaganza, there is an eight day fringe festival that takes place as well as the highly acclaimed ‘The Toon’ festival. The entire festival seen 45,000 children and young people attend in 2019 and it is hoped the 2022 edition is just as popular.
The end of June date has been carefully selected to tie in with the start of the Summer school holidays, as well as it being after the road improvements in the streets around the venue at Park Farm are completed. Funding comes from a variety of sources including the Council, the National Lottery and the Scottish Government.
Chairman of Communities Committee, Councillor Andy Ferguson said ahead of the meeting on 7 December:
“It’s fantastic to see Youth Beatz back on the horizon. After the last two years or so it is great to have something for children, young people and their families to look forward to and I look forward to the report being discussed and agreed on 7 December.”
Vice Chair, Councillor John Martin added:
“Our Council has seen Youth Beatz grow and grow and I’m proud of the success it has achieved. As a Council administration we’ve supported Youth Beatz wholeheartedly and I’m pleased to see the festival return to Park Farm for 2022.”
The full report can be viewed ahead of committee at Youth Beatz – Final.pdf (moderngov.co.uk)