Youth music festival organised by Redruth young people
8:20am Wednesday 5th September 2012 in News
Young people involved in a Redruth music project have organised a festival for the wider community.
The members of the Freestyle project at Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change arranged the event for other young people as part of their Music4Youth Programme.
More than 150 people from the community enjoyed various types of music from acoustic, Cornish, drum and bass and grime at Victoria Park.
Tasha Mitchell, from Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change, said: “The young people have been planning this event with the help from the youth workers for the past few months, from organising the bands, DJs, publicity and health and safety to booking the park.”
The music festival has been funded using grants from the Youth Music Fund, as part of its commitment to engaging more young people aged 13 to 18 years old in music production.
Redruth Radio, CYMAZ and Deep Blue Sound at Cornwall College have all been involved with the funding and putting on sessions for the young people.
The Music4Youth programme has been held on Thursday evenings at The Elms with Cornwall Youth Music Action Zone (CYMAZ) running sessions for young people who might not have the equipment to make their own music.
The young people wrote their own lyrics, recorded their own songs, produced them and put on a music fundraiser event.
Tasha added: “The music festival gave the young people, local bands and young DJs the chance to showcase their raw talent. The day was enjoyed by all who attended, with the community supporting the young people.”