What is Youth Moot?
The Youth Moot is a collaboration of some of the country’s brightest young talents from across the folk arts who have come together to create an opportunity to expand the bounds of what ‘folk’ is for future generations. We have our very own space at FolkEast, a space for young people to create, learn and socialise.
The Youth Moot tent is aimed at all 11-17 year olds: whether musicians, singers, artists, makers of things, avid listeners of music or none of the above, the Youth Moot is simply about creating an exclusive space for like-minded young people where you will feel that you belong.
Through sessions, workshops, performances or just hanging out, the Youth Moot will provide the opportunity for you to add flavour to your experience of FolkEast and to make it a festival of your very own.
Folk is all about tradition, and while we respect and celebrate its history, the project is also about creating new traditions, about the bigger picture and about keeping step with a changing world. Youth Moot aims to foster this vision by bringing together the talented young minds who will lead this future with those who will support and live it.
If you are aged 11-17 we’d love to meet you! Equality and diversity are enshrined in what we do: folk is not a type of music, it is whatever you want it to be. This is an opportunity for you to explore the next generation of folk music, dance and arts in a secure and safe environment.
The Youth Moot tent will be open 10am-7pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.