Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

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Accessibility

Youth Beatz site is flat farmland covered in grass with the site separated by gravel roadways and pathways.

Access may prove difficult to negotiate in some areas of the park should there be adverse wet weather.

We have the following measures in place to ensure the event is accessible to all:

  • A viewing platform with a stewarded accessible toilet is located to the right in the main stage arena.
  • A second entrance and exit into the site from the Youth Beatz Carpark for Group Bookings and Blue Badge Holders. The introduction of the second entrance will ensure easier access to/from the site.
  • Non-stewarded accessible toilets are located throughout the site.
  • We’re bringing a Mobile Changing Places toilet to Youth Beatz.  This provides specialist equipment and additional space and should make Youth Beatz an event for anyone.
  • We welcome assistance animals onto the site. There will be an area provided for toileting and drinking.
  • A ‘quiet zone’ will be created on site. This will be in the form of a tented area with soft seating and will allow attendees to get away from noise and business of the rest of the site. The area will be located at the furthest point from the stages and fairground and will be staffed by Youth Work staff at all times.
  • There will be general warning signs around the Main Arena if strobe lighting will be used. Due to the nature of the artists, it is likely that strobe lighting will be used throughout the performances. There will not be a warning immediately before a period of strobe lighting.
  • There will be a First Aid and Welfare tent located in the Main Arena that will be easily visible. There will also be Medics and First Aiders on patrol around the event.
  • There will be no fireworks at the event, although some stage pyrotechnics may be used.

Trains

The nearest train station to the festival site is Dumfries which is a 20 minute walk from the site.

Train times can be found HERE

Taxis

The short journey between Dumfries Town Centre and the festival site is approximately a 5 minute taxi ride away.

A list of local taxi companies and contact numbers can be found HERE

 

Drive Times

A selection of drive times to Youth Beatz can be seen below

Aberdeen
3 hours 45 mins

Dundee
2 hours 35 minutes

Edinburgh
2 hours

Glasgow
1 hour 25 minutes

Inverness
4 hours 15 minutes

Kilmarnock
1 hour 34 minutes

Viewing Platform

A viewing platform with a stewarded accessible toilet is located near the stage in the Main Arena.

Accessible Toilets

There will be a stewarded accessible toilet located beside the viewing platform in the Main Arena. There will also be other non-stewarded accessible toilets in the Main Arena.

Accessible Animals

We welcome assistance animals onto the site. There will be an area provided for toileting and drinking.

Strobe Lighting

There will be general warning signs around the Main Arena if strobe lighting will be used.

Due to the nature of the artists it is likely that strobe lighting will be used throughout the performances. There will not be a warning immediately before a period of strobe lighting.

Medical & Welfare Services

There will be a First Aid and Welfare tent located in the Main Arena that will be easily visible. There will also be Medics and First Aiders on patrol around the event.

Fully Accessible Changing Facilities

We’re bringing a Changing Places toilet to Youth Beatz. Previously, this provides specialist equipment and additional space and should make Youth Beatz an event for anyone.

Hearing Loop

If you need to visit the box office on arrival then there will be a hearing loop installed at the box office.

Medication

Medication can be brought into the event as long as it is in the original packaging with relevant prescription labels.

Entrances & Exits

The main entrance to Youth Beatz is on New Abbey Road, with a second entrance next to the accessible and coach car park.

A second entrance is available for those using the blue badge parking and those attending as part of a group booking with coach parking. (spaces must be booked in advance)

Both entrances will have a box office where attendees can collect tickets and passes.

Parking

Parking is available for blue badge holders and organised coaches only – to apply for parking please

CLICK HERE

Your application for parking will be confirmed with you in advance of the event.

Quiet Zone

A ‘quiet zone’ will be created on site. This will be in the form of a tented area with soft seating and will allow attendees to get away from noise and business of the rest of the site.

The area will be located at the furthest point from the stages and fairground and will be staffed by Youth Work staff at all times.

Gender Neutral

All toilet facilities on site will remain gender neutral. In addition, all references and requests for attendees to provide their gender pronouns have been removed from the ticketing process.

Opening, Entry & Re-Entry Times

Youth Beatz is open to ticket holders between 12noon – 10pm on both Saturday & Sunday.

1st time entry is permitted anytime from 12noon – 8.30pm both days.

If a ticket holder enters the festival during the day and decides to leave before 6:30pm, they will be issued with a re-entry wristband that will allow them to re-enter the event before 8.30pm.

If a ticket holder enters the festival during the day and decides to leave after 6:30pm they will not be able issued a re-entry wristband and cannot re-access the site after they are exited.

Entry will not be allowed outside of these times so ticket holders are encouraged to plan their journeys accordingly.

Finishing Times

The festival will finish at 10pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

General Entry Information

Entry to the festival is by ticket only.

No tickets will be available on the gates.

Young People aged 11 and under must be accompanied by a ticket holding parent or guardian over the age of 18.

Children aged 2 and under do not require a ticket

Cameras are permitted on site for personal use, however professional grade equipment or press related photographers must contact us in advance on the enquiry inbox.

Searches On Entry

Yes, as part of our safety and security plan there will be general searches of all individuals and bags entering the Youth Beatz site. This includes prams.

Searches are carried out so that event organisers can ensure the weekend is safe and enjoyable for all.

What items can't I bring on site?

The following cannot be brought into site:

  • Animals (except for assistance animals)
  • Any professional recording or transmitting equipment (including – professional cameras with lenses of 6 inches or more)
  • Pyrotechnics or fireworks
  • Distress flares & flares
  • Smoke bombs
  • Laser pens
  • Flags on poles
  • Glass containers
  • Alcohol
  • Items which may be regarded as weapons, this includes golf/spiked umbrellas
  • Illegal substances and ‘legal highs’ (Inc. nitrous oxide)
  • Tables
  • Barbeques and any kind of cooking apparatus
  • Gazebos and parasols
  • Bicycles, scooters, roller skates
    Drones

Camping at Youth Beatz

There is no campsite at Youth Beatz. There is limited accommodation availability over Youth Beatz weekend at local Hotels and B&B’s so we are encouraging people to search local accommodation providers in advance of the weekend.

Information on local accommodation providers can be found HERE

 

Bringing a bag to the festival?

You are able to bring a bag into the event, however this will need to be searched by our Security Team upon your arrival, and contraband items will not be permitted to enter the site.

All bags must be smaller than an A3 piece of paper.

Donations

This year, we’re proud to be expanding our Donation Point at the Entrance to Youth Beatz where all ticket holders who feel comfortable to do so, can bring along an item(s) for donation.

Food donations for the foodbanks across our Region this could include any tinned food, packs of pasta, rice, biscuits, toiletries of all kinds, coffee, tea and all types of drinks, chocolates or treats
Pet Food Donations including Cans of Pet Food, Boxes of Pet Food, Sachets of Pet Food, Pet Treats of any Kind & Pet Toys

School Uniforms items including, Blazers, Ties, Polo Shorts, coats, trousers, skirts, shirts & shoes. Branded School Uniforms are welcome too along with School Bags, Lunch Boxes or Sports Wear which you no longer need, please bring these along on the day.

These will all be sorted & delivered to each of our Permanent Free School Uniform Donation Points which are located throughout our Region. For more details, please click here.

This is discretionary and will depend on an individual ticket holders circumstance so whilst people are encouraged to bring along an item(s) for donation, it is not required to gain access to the event and please do not worry if you are not in a position to do so.

Is there anything that has a cost at Youth Beatz?

Yes, there are capped costs for the fairground rides, items sold at the fundraising stall and the food vans. Everything else is 100% FREE.

If you need anymore information or if there is anything you are not sure about, please get in contact via or Social Media channels, or please email [email protected]

Tickets

If you have tickets for Youth Beatz 2024, but can no longer attend, you can cancel these through your confirmation email. Tickets for Youth Beatz are free of charge, and any tickets being sold online for profit will be cancelled. We can’t wait to welcome you all on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June.

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