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Festival Dates 2017:
Fri 28th July – Sat 5th Aug
Aberdeen Jazz Festival
15th – 19th March
AIYF are proud to be part of Aberdeen Festivals, a collective representing ten of the city’s major cultural festivals. We are delighted to introduce The Jazz Festival kicking off this week!

There will be a headline concert at His Majesty’s Theatre, and concerts at Queens Cross Church, The Lemon Tree, The Blue Lamp, and The Carmelite, as well as the multiple stage city centre event Jazz on the Green. For updates and event announcements follow the festival on Facebook at Aberdeen Jazz Festival or twitter @jazzScotland1 or check out the website:

Last Call for Participating Groups for 2017
AIYF 2017 Applications for participating are still open!
Deadline 17th March – HURRY!
You can download the application form here!

Taking part in Aberdeen International Youth Festival is both rewarding and memorable. We welcome applications from solo performers as well as groups from around the world, who are keen to be part of this creative and enriching event.

Fill the form and email it to

3D Hot Air Balloon Project

In order to engage more young people in the Aberdeen International Youth Festival, we are running a 3D hot air balloon project, where we want YOU to have a try at making a wacky, unique and extraordinary Hot Air Balloon (it doesn’t need to fly!)

This project is for ALL AGES, you can work on it INDIVIDUALLY or as a TEAM, it can be made out of absolutely anything you want and can be ANY SIZE!

All entries will be exhibited in a gallery during the festival and there are some really good prizes up for grabs too!! (Helicopter ride around Aberdeen or Water Zorbing with your friends anyone?!)
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Need some help making your design – come along to our Easter Workshops!
Email us for your place
Since its foundation in February 2011, ACE VOICES has evolved into an inspiring network of creative projects, partnerships and communities of all ages.
Their core mission involves empowering people to believe in their voice by facilitating transformative community spaces in which people feel empowered to let their own voice flow freely, purposefully and confidently, support others to do the same, and listen to and trust the whispery voice inside that guides them towards living their most authentic and meaningful life possible!
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Dance Studio Light makes contemporary dance theatre. The group creates performances in the form of community theatre and connect professional artistic creation with pedagogical work.
Click here for more information
The Ricciotti Ensemble, Netherlands

The Ricciotti Ensemble is a band consisting of forty young musicians. It has set itself the goal of bringing quality symphonic music to places where its never normally heard.

The orchestra strives for a direct interaction with the audience to bring a complete musical experience and expression to the audience and performers.

Click here for more information

`Traditional Music School & Young SC&T

31st – 4th Aug 2017
Aimed at musicians aged 11-18 and grade 2 and above, the Traditional Music School Project aims to build on the success of last year by providing high quality learning, performing and collaborative opportunities as well as a chance to see other performers from across the world.
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Young SC&T course offers children in P4-P7 the chance to develop their skills and explore traditional Scottish music over the course of a week.
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Or Email us your questions:

Javi’s Journals: Surviving the Ceilidh Experience! 

‘Welcome to the second post of Javi’s Journals at Aberdeen International Youth Festival! I am very happy to introduce all of you to the wonderful world of the… get ready to read this word… CEILIDH (pronounced kay-lee). I must say above all that if you like men dancing in skirts (well, kilts), energetic Celtic music, and dancing for hours with many different people then a ceilidh is a dream for you! Where Scottish tradition is kept alive even in a world dominated by iPhones and selfies!..’ Read more here

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