Music and fun at free festival

PUBLISHED: 11:29 25 June 2009 | UPDATED: 16:03 11 May 2010

LIVE music and much more will be on offer at a young peoples festival taking place this Saturday. Youth FEST, which has been organised by the Cambourne Youth Partnership (CYP), is free to all, and will run from 11am – 9pm on the playing fields at Back La

LIVE music and much more will be on offer at a young peoples festival taking place this Saturday.

Youth FEST, which has been organised by the Cambourne Youth Partnership (CYP), is free to all, and will run from 11am - 9pm on the playing fields at Back Lane, Great Cambourne, on Saturday June 27.

David McEwan-Cox, chairman of CYP, said: "There are activities for families with children of all ages - Sunflower Nursery are doing some activities for pre-school ages, along with a safari slide, there are trampolines, Birds of Prey from the Raptor foundation, Quads, Human football, and numerous displays ranging from the Flexifoil to Tug of War."

The whole event kicks off with a fantastic Parade by the ACF Corps of Drummers and "Kinetica", a Brazilian Carnival style "bloco" with over 60 sambistas - or drummers - and puppeteers. Kinetica are part of the build up to the 2012 Olympics festivities. Both groups show the dedication and energy of young people in a really positive way.

Starting at 10.45 am from the Centre of Cambourne the groups will march their way to the main site to form the centre piece of the opening ceremony.

Meanwhile, the County Council Road Safety team are staging a stunt biker event at the alcohol-free festival.

A spokesman for the road safety team said: "The bikers, who are from Finland, know the importance of not drinking alcohol the night before and the day of the event. Just like any driver their need for quick reactions is extremely important and can be a matter of life or death. The bikers will be performing incredible stunts within a huge globe."

Funding for the event has come from the Awards for All National Lottery grant scheme.

Susannah Harris, Community Development Officer for South Cambs District Council, said "The funding from Awards for All has meant that this is an exciting event that is free to all children and young people. This is the second Cambourne Youth Festival and is a brilliant opportunity for all children and young people to take part in a wide range of activities," she said.

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