Youth Festival

Our programme is packed with amazing stuff for younger adults to get stuck into, dance, play, create or just sit back and watch.  As well as dedicated and exclusive "Youth" activities  we also put on a range of activities across the festival that we think are perfect for our younger (and more energetic) festival goer. Look out for our Lunchtime "Themed" Disco, Dance Nights, Late night specials, "hands-on workshops" and Dance workshops in Morris, Euro, Jive, Ballet, Ballroom and more.  PLUS the biggest line up of vibrant Ceilidh on the scene in our world famous Festival Dance House.  

The amazing Will Lang (founder of Hothouse at Halsway Manor) will this year lead the Music Sessions along with West Country based band Alice Florence & The Vines.  

Song Sessions will be led by harmony extraordinaire and leader of multiple Rock Choirs Katherine Tye

And we have world class actors Tom Banks (Co-creator of The Stage version of The Gruffalo) and Sara Goddard (Hetty Feather) to lead our Youth Theatre.

Tech savvy folks can get building in our Big Build Project "Wacky Racers" with Mark Clark.  Your challenge this year, if you’re feeling wacky enough, is to design and build a battery drill powered off road electric vehicle using only the simple every day and recycled materials made available. Working in a team over the festival weekend to complete the project, you'll take part in a race on the last day. Please note: Team costumes will be required on race day. Teams wearing suitably outrageous waistcoats will gain favour from our esteemed judge Steve, joining us again this year as a result of inflated public demand.

We also have our Teen Hang Out Space in the Hive once more, with drop in activities or just space to be with mates, all looked after by Aylesbury Youth Action.  PLUS  Thame Music Academy will be providing musical instruments and support for a Youth Open Mic/drop in and play sessions.

All this plus a brilliant and safe festival site and programme with musical and creative discoveries round every corner.  So get stuck in!