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Youth Beatz headliners

Example and Ben Haenow are the main stage headline acts at Youth Beatz 2017. Thousands of young people will flock to Dock Park, Dumfries on Saturday 12 August to attend Scotland's largest free youth music event.

The headline acts will all be supported by local youth talent, including Be Charlotte, Lewis Capaldi, and Gracefell.

Youth Beatz is a free event but tickets are required. Priority will again be given to applications from Dumfries and Galloway postcodes to ensure as many local residents get to attend the event.

Tickets sold out in record time last year and demand for this year's tickets is expected to be equally high with the quality headline acts raising the standard again.

The main Youth Beatz day will be the highlight ending an 8 day Fringe Festival that will see a large number of community based events run over the Nithsdale area.

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Example said:

I'm really looking forward to coming back to Scotland to put on a great show. The Scottish crowds are always so amazing and I just can't wait to be part of this fantastic event.

Ben Haenow said:

I really enjoy playing gigs like Youth Beatz - there's such brilliant crowd engagement and I can't get enough of that festival vibe. See you in August.

Councillor Ronnie Nicholson, chairman of Nithsdale Area Committee, and Councillor Tracey Little, vice-chair, said:

Our Council is proud to continue our support for this vibrant community event that is of such benefit to our region. We're delighted that the festival will again run for 8 days and will be of the same high quality that the people of Dumfries and Galloway have come to expect and enjoy so much.

The event has such a positive impact on the youth in our region and is a great opportunity for all to see high quality artists perform in our own region. We're delighted that Nithsdale Area Committee has again part funded the event, maintaining the event's heritage as the largest free youth event in Scotland, open to all the young people of our region.

We have no doubt that Youth Beatz Fringe Festival and Youth Beatz, including the Toon, will continue to build on previous successes to make it the best event to date.

Page last updated: 13/06/17