Darwen Youth Festival to return

Published Tuesday 27 June 2017 at 15:42

A festival organised by young people, for young people is returning to Darwen this Summer.

Darwen Youth Festival, organised by members of the Knott Street Youth Club is taking place on Saturday, July 22.

The festival being held at the youth club, was staged for the first time in the town last year and the profits were put towards a defibrillator for the town centre in memory of teenager Sky Nicol.

This year’s event will feature 13-year-old singer songwriter Tom ‘Mouse’ Smith who has been in the media for snubbing Britain’s Got Talent and who is also playing Kendal Calling and the Portmeirion based Festival Number six.

It will also feature The Illicit, singer Faith Holden, the Trinity Morris Dancers from Darwen, and Prime Tempo.

Blackburn with Darwen Council’s Young Peoples’  Services team is supporting the event which is free to enter and will run from 11am – 4pm.

Activities will include a climbing wall, zorbing, arts and crafts and face painting.

Executive member for Culture, Leisure and Young People at Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Councillor Damian Talbot, said:

“It’s fantastic that we have so many dedicated young people who are willing to give up their time to do something for others.

“Young people are often unfairly dismissed but the festival is testament to what they can achieve when they are given the opportunity. I urge as many people as possible to come out and support them.”

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