Youth Beatz is Scotland’s largest free youth music festival!
This year marks the 12th Youth Beatz festival to take place in Dumfries. The Festival is co-designed with young people and delivered by Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Youth Work Service volunteers and staff, and supported by a wide range of local and national Third Sector partnership organisations. Youth Beatz is funded by Dumfries and Galloway Council with additional funding provided through National Funding streams and sponsorships. To find out more about our Sponsors and Supporters, click here.
Since 2018, when Youth Beatz was selected as the one of the Scottish Governments Flagship Events for Year of Young People, the festival has been able to grow into a two-day event with a larger audience. Our 2022 festival is taking place over 2 days on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June at Parkfarm Showfield in Dumfries. There are 20,000 tickets available per day and whilst our main audience is young people aged 12-25, the event is open to the whole community.
The event is running 12noon – 10pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Youth Beatz is more than our amazingly talented headline acts who perform in the evening, we also have a jam-packed offer of free daytime activities for children, young people and their families to enjoy. From our Children’s Area targeted at Under 12’s, to our active areas where young people can try out new sports, inflatable adventure areas, to our Youth Work Area and Youth Information Area that showcase the opportunities available to young people in Dumfries and Galloway – there’s plenty to do throughout the day!
A large section of the site is also dedicated to the award winning Toon Productions! The Toon is an interactive youth drama production that is designed, scripted and performed by local young people. Their goal is to raise awareness of the issues affecting young people and highlight the support available to young people. The Toon Tours run throughout the event during the day and tickets can be secured through the Toon Box Office on site.
Tickets for the event are now sold out! Make sure to follow us on social media if you want a chance to win tickets to attend!
Click on the year below to see photo’s from previous Youth Beatz Festivals!