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Youth Beatz Fringe begins on Saturday, August 5th and will run through until Thursday, August 10th bringing events to communities all across Nithsdale. This year, we have two PULSE Under 18 Dance Events, four Youth Beatz on Tour Events, four Moonlight Movie Events, Desperation Bingo Workshops & Performance, Ninja Warrior Tournament in support for Cash for Kids and Finding Neverland, a Fringe event hosted by the Moat Brae Trust.

Youth Beatz on Tour (YBoT)

 Bringing Youth Beatz to your community, the YBoT events will have live music, our mobile youth centre, an inflatable bungee run and rock n rolla for the big kids and teens, outdoor laser tag, archery and mountain biking. Everything with the exception of our fairground rides, food van and international volunteer stall is entirely free at all four YBoT dates.

Please note that for our Heathhall event, we will be running a FREE shuttle service for young people aged 12-25 to and from the event from New Abbey (Abbey Arms Hotel) and Cargenbridge (Cargenbridge Primary) picking up at the following times:

New Abbey – 12:15, 1:15

Cargenbridge – 12:30, 1:30

Shuttles will also be running back from Heathhall at the following times:

3:00, 3:30, 4:00 dropping off first in Cargenbridge and then New Abbey

These events are open to the whole community however, please note that the activities on offer are targeting young people aged 12-25.

If you would like to know more about this, please contact us on our facebook page by searching Youth Beatz Fringe.

Moonlight Movies 

Do you ever find yourself complaining that there’s nothing to do in the evenings? Moonlight Movies are coming to four communities across Nithsdale between 9pm – 10:30pm to bring you a night of film and relaxation. Why not pop along, grab a deck chair and enjoy this unique outdoor cinema experience?
There’s no need to book a space, just show up on the night and bring along your blanket to keep you cosy.

These events are open to the whole community irrespective of age and age appropriate films are being shown at all events.

Ninja Warrior

On Thursday, August 10th 12-4pm Youth Beatz Fringe alongside Westsound’s Cash For Kids brings you the Ultimate Ninja Warrior Tournament at the Dock Park, Dumfries.

Teams of 4 can enter (£10 per team for over 25’s, £5 per team for under 25’s) or individuals can come along to have a go for only £4 per adult or £2 per young person. There will be a prize for the fastest team (junior and senior) and one for the fastest individual!

100% of the money raised will go to Cash For Kids D&G.

You can either sign up in advance of the day to guarantee your place by e-mailing a completed form to or show up on the day!

Desperation Bingo Workshop & Performance
In partnership with Dumfries and Galloway’s Arts Association, YB Fringe presents Desperation Bingo. The free threatre workshop will take place at the Oasis Youth Centre between 2pm – 4pm on Wednesday, August 9th, please note that booking is essential as there are limited spaces available.

At 7pm on the same evening there will be a performance of the Interactive Desperation Bingo by Creative Electric at Oasis, tickets are £3 and are available on the door.

Finding Neverland

On Saturday, August 5th from 5pm – 7:30pm the JMB Creatives bring you an Interactive Drop In featuring:

Digital Enchanted Land by PurpleBox Productions
Live Music by The Music Room
Volunteer Opportunities