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Nikki Airey

Young Artists Youth Development at Beverley Folk Festival 16-18 June.

 Beverley Folk Festival will once again feature a wealth of exciting young singers, musicians and performers - your chance to see the stars of tomorrow today. Chairman Matt Snowden commented, “The festival takes great pride in working to develop new young talent and 2017 will be no exception. To keep the tradition alive we recognise that we have to pass the baton of creativity to the next generation of artists”.

The Beverley Folk Festival has two important youth arms: the 'Westwood Sessions’ and the acclaimed ‘Area 2’.

Nikki Airey, a young musician in her own right, works hard to coordinate and organise the ‘Westwood Sessions’ for those aged 11 to 25. The object is to give young talent a stage to perform on and a group of friends to foster, care and develop their performance skills.  In Nikki’s own words “By working together and supporting each other we build team spirit and help give each other confidence.  Getting up to perform is a difficult thing but with the support of friends anything is possible”. The ‘Westwood Sessions’ will be there in force in June running open mic sessions and they will even be offering a CD recording facility. For only £5, artists can book a slot and cut their own CD! Now that is something special."

Area 2 is organised by professional musician and East Yorkshire lad Sam Pirt. Sam has a deep love of music and performance and has a keen interest in developing young musicians to the next level. Drawing not only from the local area but also nationwide ‘Area 2’ will give some great young talent the opportunity to perform on a festival stage. Sam commented,  “As a touring musician I see and hear a lot of young talent around the country. The ‘Area 2 ‘ stage in Beverley gives me the opportunity to showcase exciting and innovative musicians. These musicians really are the voice, sound, and future of live music, innovative, creative and above all talented. It is a privilege to help them and to work with them”.

 With a line-up of award winning national and international talent already confirmed, festival organisers are urging audiences to buy their 2017 tickets now at a discounted price before the special Spring Saver deal priced at £110 ends at the end of March. 

http://www.beverleyfestival.com/

Beverley Folk Festival 2017 aims to have at least 100 artists performing at the Friday to Sunday event, totalling a collective 100-plus hours of entertainment across multiple stages. With this range available, they hope there will be something for everyone with a few surprises along the way.

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