Youth Beatz 2024 – Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Residential Opportunity

Thursday, 04 April 2024 12:54

Youth Beatz Festival is once again delighted to invite young people to Park Farm Showfield in Dumfries to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Gold Residential. The residential is aimed at young people aged 16+ who are currently going through their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a youth awards programme that helps and enables young people to discover new interests and talents, encouraging them to develop essential skills for life through volunteering and activity-based programmes.

Chair of Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Communities Committee Councillor Ian Blake said: “The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award provides young people with fantastic opportunities to learn new skills, broaden their horizons, and to take part in valuable volunteering opportunities. We are excited to be welcoming young people from Dumfries and Galloway and from across Scotland to take part in this great residential delivered in partnership with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Scotland.”

Participants are invited from across Dumfries and Galloway and the rest of Scotland to undertake their gold residential section at Scotland’s largest free youth music festival. Young people will work alongside the Youth Work Team to work on-site at Youth Beatz 2024, helping to build, deliver and take down the event, and providing vital support in the delivery of the festival.

Vice-Chair of Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Communities Committee Councillor Jackie McCamon said: “Providing young people with opportunities such as the Youth Beatz Duke of Edinburgh residential is very important to our council. We are grateful to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and thank them for their ongoing partnership enabling us to create lifelong learning opportunities that allow young people to develop their skills, gain new experiences and to become active citizens.”

The Duke of Edinburgh Gold Residential will run from Tuesday 25 June to Tuesday 2 July. The residential is free for young people residing in Dumfries and Galloway, and £100 for those who live out with Dumfries and Galloway (cost includes all meals and accommodation).

If you are interested in taking part in the Youth Beatz Duke of Edinburgh Gold Residential, please complete an application form by Friday 3 May. To register, please visit and click on “Duke of Edinburgh’s Award”.