Local band Caustic Lights and a choir of 900 voices are set to headline at Youth Jam 18 this Saturday.

We’re really excited about YMCA Trinity Group’s Youth Jam 18 event on Saturday July 21 in Cathedral Square and ESP Magazine will be heading down on the day.

It’s all in aid of projects to provide new, dedicated youth spaces in Peterborough and will showcase young people aged 5 – 25 from across the city as they dance, sing and play in a celebration of talent that’s set to kick start the summer holidays.

The day will begin at 10am with a parade led by the Highland Pipe Band followed by dozens of acts performing throughout the day on three stages around Cathedral Square and will end with 900 voices joining to sing Boy George’s version of the classic hit song, YMCA. The line-up and timings is listed below.

In addition to the on-stage performances there’ll be immersive theatre from Peterborough Regional College’s league of actors and a huge range of food stalls, games, activities and demonstrations including careers advice, further education options, community organisations, volunteering opportunities and arts & crafts.

Three talented young people, Jessie(16), Akshath (12) and Jacob (11) from Wildcats Theatre School have been selected to host the event. They will be compering the stages and getting all the backstage news and interviews.

Jessie, who will also be playing Nancy in the Wildcats performance of Oliver!, said: “We are so excited about Youth Jam 18, we’ve got some fantastic acts booked and the level of interest from theatre groups, bands and performers has been amazing. The 900 voices finale is set to be a bit of a spine tingler.

The Big Lottery funded event is organised by YMCA Trinity Group and The Cresset in conjunction with Peterborough Celebrates.

Follow the event on Instagram @youthjam18 and keep an eye on ESP’s social media too as we’ll be there on the day. See you there!

10:00 – 10:10   Opening Ceremony       Highland Pipe Band

10:10 – 10:30   Choir    Ken Stimpson School Choir

10:40 – 11:00   Singer/Songwriter         Georgia Evans

11:10 – 11:30   Live band         Sleep Walking

11:40 – 11:45  Young Singer    Samanta Brasiunaite

11:45 – 12:00   Live band         PRC Music Students

12:10 – 12:30   Live band         PRC Music Students

12:40 – 13:00   Theatre performance     Kindred drama – guys and dolls

13:10 – 13:40   Orchestra         Cambridgeshire Corp of Drums

13:50 – 14:10   Singer   Thomas Dunleavy

14:20 – 14:40   Theatre Performance    Wildcats – Oliver

14:50 – 15:10   Theatre Performance    Wildcats – Oliver

15:20 – 16:00   Live Band         PRC Music Students

16:10 – 16:30   Live band         The Milton Band – TDA

16:30 – 17:00   Live Band         Caustic Lights

17:00 – 17:05   Final Performance         900 Finale

Performance Stage

10:30 – 10:40   Dance GemZ DimondZ

11:00 – 11.10   Theatre             PRC Dance Students

11:30 – 11:40   Dance PRC Dance Students

12:00 – 12:10   Dance Ken Stimpson School Dancers

12:30 – 12:40  Dance Eastern School of Performing arts

13:00 – 13:10   Zumba Workshop        YMCA Trinity Fitness

13:40 – 13:50   Dance Dance Waves (juniors and seniors)

14:10 – 14:20   Theatre             PRC Dance students

14:40 – 14:50   Dance Wildcats – Oliver

15.10 – 15:20   Dance Wildcats – Oliver

16:00 – 16:10   Dance PRC

St John’s Stage

13:00 – 13:20   Multiple Acts    Orminston Bushfield Academy – Kia Miles (signing),

Cameron Brown (singing)  Andrew Mathews (piano TBC)

13:30 – 13:50   Choir    Ken Stimpson Accapella Group

14:00 – 14:20

14:30 – 14:50

15:00 – 15:20   Singer Song Writer       Jake Birtles

15:30 – 16:00   Singer Song Writer       Tara Pasveer


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