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Youth Fest

Youth Fest

Register your band for Youth Fest 2024

The inaugural Youth Fest 2024 will take place on Friday 28 June at Barnsley Civic in South Yorkshire. Audience tickets will be available for purchase in June.

If you're looking to enter, please familiarise yourself with the aims and guidelines in the Youth Fest Pre-Entry Information Pack.

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Come along to find out more and meet the organisers of Youth Fest at one of the Youth Fest drop-in sessions:

Tuesday 6 February, 3:45pm 

Monday 11 March, 3:35pm

About Youth Fest 

Youth Fest is a brand new, non-competitive brass festival created by Brass Bands England. The event aims to celebrate success and participation in music, inspire and engage young people in an inclusive environment, and encourage personal and musical progression.

Guidance and information pack 

The Youth Fest Pre-Entry Information Pack for 2024 is now available, which includes the aims and guidance.


Entries are now open for Youth Fest 2024 via the Youth Fest registration page. Places are limited and ensembles will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline for bands to submit their application is Friday 29 March, or when available performing slots are filled.


For any information regarding the festival, please contact the organisers on

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