Area 2 Youth Programme
The Atom, located in the heart of the Festival Village hosts the festival bar as well as the Moonbeams Sessions, Area2 Youth programme and the famous Late Night Festival Club.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings in The Atom
7pm to 11pm
Hosted by Sam Pirt (The Hut People) & Jim Molyneux (4 Square, The Old Dance School).
The festival has developed an exciting programme of events dedicated to, and run by, young people. It is a stage for the second generation of singers, musicians, bands that are just coming onto the folk scene, and an area to go and see fresh, vibrant young musicians that are passionate about the music they make.
Featuring music and sessions from some of the finest young musicians in the UK from between the ages of 12 – 25 years, with older visitors welcome to sample their great musical talents! It has gathered a cult following amongst young performers and audiences and is now legendary.
Workshops also take place over the weekend in the main racecourse building.
Prepare to be blown away – will you spot tomorrow’s big names amongst the many talented entertainers who will take to the stage each night.
Here are a few names you may recognise that have taken part in the Area 2 programme in previous years:
Sarah Horn & James Cudworth, Moore, Moss & Rutter, Gentlemen of Few, Sail Pattern, Folkestra, Kimber/Paul and many more!
So if you want to see the stars of the future, come along to Area 2, you will not be disappointed.
“Beverley Festival and in particular Area 2, in my opinion is an absolutely amazing opportunity for young musicians, developing musicians, to come and play here and learn their skills on a smaller stage before they are put on the bigger stage…..You can’t really find that opportunity at many other festivals. Beverley almost uniquely provides that…it’s great.” Jim Molyneux, Area 2 Organiser
Header Photo Credit: Allan Wilkinson Photography