Youth music festival in new guise
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.crowdfunder.co.uk/ aberdeen-internationalfestival-of-youth-arts