30 young people from Scotland, Germany and Taiwan will travel to Dumfries and Galloway next week to join the team who will deliver this year’s Youth Beatz Festival.
The young team has been shortlisted from scores of applications that were received following a unique and exciting call-out for young people who wanted to get hands-on experience behind the scenes of the UK’s biggest, free youth music festival.
The weeklong camp, aimed at Gold level Duke of Edinburgh’s Award participants, will fulfil the requirements for their Residential Section that aims to boost independence and confidence and create opportunities to meet new people while taking part in meaningful activities that will leave a positive footprint on their lives.
The exciting programme for the week will include training, youth accreditation, social activities and most importantly, being part of the festival crew.
In its 10th year, Youth Beatz has doubled in size as part of the regions Year of Young People 2018 celebrations and this year’s impressive headliners include SIGALA, JAX JONES, RUDIMENTAL DJ, MAGGIE LINDEMANN, KELLI LEIGH, and LUCY SPRAGGAN.
Chair of Nithsdale Area Committee Councillor Jim Dempster commented on camp saying “it is great for Dumfries and Galloway to once again host young people from other parts of the world as well as young people from across Scotland. The skills they will develop and the experiences they will gain will surely stay with them for a lifetime.”
Vice Chair of Nithsdale Area committee, Provost Tracey Little said “We look forward to welcoming young people from across the world to take part in this exciting event. They will receive unlimited hospitality and support from our Councils Youth Work Service and get a real flavour of what this region has to offer!”
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