Youth festival to raise money for charities
AN URBAN youth music festival called The Pen is Mightier than the Sword is to be held in Bristol to raise money for two charities.
Youth Fund Raisers, founded in 2010, hope to raise money for charities Fairbridge West and Bristol Boxing Gym's Community Sports Project.
Fairbridge West, now part of the Princes Trust, works with 13 to 25 year olds to offer individually tailored personal development programmes combining one-to-one support and group activities.
It works with young people across Bristol, South Gloucestershire, and Bath and North East Somerset.
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Bristol Boxing Gym Community Sports Project helps children from secondary schools who have been referred from the local authority.
The youth festival will mainly consist of UK urban pop artists.
Some of those confirmed so far include First Place, B-Mus Khalia, J-SolSay Naye, 2 Amplified, Jaye Parson, N.Y.D, Mighty, Kedesha, UKSP Break Beat, Femii Thai, and Unique Hastings.
It will take place from noon to 11pm on Saturday, July 7 and from noon to 10pm on Sunday, July 8 at the 02 Academy in Frogmore Street.
Tickets at £10 for a one day ticket and £15 for a two day ticket. Family tickets are £35.
Tickets are on sale at Bristol Ticket Shop and Genesis Muzik & Clothing in Stapleton Road, Easton on 0117 935 5764.
For more information visit the website www.youthfundraisers.wordpress.com.