Youth mu­sic fes­ti­val in new guise

The Press and Journal (Moray) - - LOCAL | NEWS - BY JON HEBDITCH

An Aberdeen mu­sic fes­ti­val is set to rise from the ashes un­der a new guise, months af­ter coun­cil chiefs cut fund­ing.

The Aberdeen In­ter­na­tional Youth Fes­ti­val (AIYF) has brought acts from across the globe to en­ter­tain Gran­ite City au­di­ences for more than four decades.

But in Novem­ber the lo­cal author­ity de­cided to cut £150,000 fund­ing for the an­nual event and in­stead plough £100,000 into the year of young peo­ple.

Last night the Aberdeen Mul­ti­cul­tural Cen­tre an­nounced they were now go­ing to run a new nine-day Aberdeen

“I am ut­terly thrilled that we have been able to cre­ate this plat­form”

In­ter­na­tional Fes­ti­val of Youth Arts (AIFYA) across both the city and Aberdeen­shire.

It has al­ready raised a six-fig­ure sum through pri­vate do­na­tions to sup­port a wealth of events.

The cen­tre hopes to raise a fi­nal £10,000 in pub­lic do­na­tions for a fit­ting fi­nale to the spec­ta­cle in the city’s Tivoli Theatre on Au­gust 4.

Amanda MacLeod, fes­ti­val man­ager of the new event, said: “I am ut­terly thrilled that we have been able to cre­ate this plat­form in 2018, thanks to the in­cred­i­ble sup­port of the Aberdeen Mul­ti­cul­tural Cen­tre and fun­ders.”

The new fes­ti­val will wel­come per­form­ers from across the world in­clud­ing Ulysses Dancers from Aus­tralia and Padi­son Boy­choir from Amer­ica.

To sup­port the new fes­ti­val pay a visit to www.crowd­fun­ aberdeen-in­ter­na­tion­alfes­ti­val-of-youth-arts

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