Youth festival will rock Baldock
A music festival, football tournament and programme of fun activities will bring a real buzz to the B Festival in Baldock at the end of the month. Organised by Baldock Youth Council, the B Festival on September 26 is the first of its kind for young peopl
A music festival, football tournament and programme of fun activities will bring a real buzz to the B Festival in Baldock at the end of the month.
Organised by Baldock Youth Council, the B Festival on September 26 is the first of its kind for young people in the town.
It will be staged at Baldock Arena between 2pm and 10pm and feature live music from North Hertfordshire's finest young bands, plus performances from talented local dancers and singers.
Baldock Youth Council was only formed late in 2008 but has been moving full steam ahead to put on an event to involve young people in the town. With the support of Youth Connexions Hertfordshire, the young members made a successful bid for Youth Opportunities funding to stage their own festival.
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Planning for the big day has been ongoing for months to secure North Herts' finest young bands. The headline live music act Flamboyant Bella recently played at Rhythms of The World in front of a large audience.
Local bands Panda Police, Will Tucker and Monaco Bears are made up of young people from the area aged between 14 and 19.
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Auditions have been held in local schools to find talented dancers and singers and the finalists will be performing on the day. And young people have also been working with Hitchin Town Football Club to recruit teams for the tournament.
"This will be the first event of its kind for young people in the town, and will bring a real buzz to the Baldock area," said Cllr Richard Thake, executive member for education and skills at Hertfordshire County Council.
"I'd like to congratulate the Baldock Youth Council for coming up with the idea of the festival for their local community, applying for funding and organising what promises to be a great day."
The festival has been organised with the support of Youth Connexions, Hertfordshire and North Hertfordshire District Council. There will also be information stalls for young people including the Body Stop bus, which offers information and advice about sexual health.
Baldock Youth Council and other local organisations such as local sports teams will also host stalls. More unusual activities on offer include an inflatable laser quest, human table football and a bungee run.
Tickets cost �5 and are available online at www.wegottickets.com.
Baldock rural transport is available for young people from the surrounding villages who would like to attend the festival. For more information call Youth Connexions Hertfordshire on 01438 843340.
For more details about the event log on to www.mogozout.org
For information about Youth Connexions visit: www.youthconnexions-hertfordshire.org