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Category: Music 2 WELCOME Harrogate International Youth Festival – Music & Performing Arts (HIYF) is England’s oldest existing youth music festival offering a richly rewarding opportunity for international and English students to perform together, socialise, and celebrate their passion for music. Since 1973, HIYF has welcomed more than 36,000 participants from 37 countries, with many long term friendships being formed along the way. Open to all genres of music and performance groups, HIYF takes place over the Easter weekend where young musicians perform to large appreciative audiences at stunning historical venues including The Royal Hall, Ripon Cathedral and UNESCO World Heritage Site Fountains Abbey. What makes HIYF so different from other music festivals is the level of cultural diversity and the opportunity for i nternational and local groups to mix, perform and socialise together. Tel: 44 (0)844 858 1545 3 Easter Saturday • Grand Parade through spa town of Harrogate • Grand Opening Concert –The Royal Hall Easter Sunday • Community Concerts at a selection of locations including: Harlow Carr, Fountains Abbey, Harewood House and Newby Hall • Church Service Concerts • Jazz & Big Band Evening • Student Disco Night Bank Holiday Monday • Community Concerts at a selection of locations including: Harlow Carr, Fountains Abbey , Harewood House, Newby Hall and St James’ Birstwith Church • Tewit & Friends’ Tea Concert • Student Talent Evening/Open Mic Night Tuesday • Evening of Choral and Orchestral Music – Ripon Cathedral Wednesday • Time for sightseeing • Grand Finale Concert –The Royal Hall. Massed band performance. Outside of the performance schedule you will spend time at rehearsals, school visits, meeting the locals and will have free time to explore the local areas. Schedule is subject to availability and change. Festival Performance Schedule

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