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'Play.Live' Festival - Battle of the Bands

Wednesday 7th April 2010

Some friendly competition will take place at Play.live’s ‘Battle of the Bands’ sport and music event, at Biddenham Upper School, from 11am - 6.30pm, on Saturday 17th April. The day will convey a community safety and anti-knife crime message, and will feature performances from 12 year-old rap artist, ‘Lil Dreads.

Other young artists performing on the day include: Ripper, Shivz Dot and Bigzy.

The lively occasion marks the culmination of Bedford Borough Council’s Play.live programme, which witnessed young people getting actively involved in various sporting and creative sessions, over the last 24 week period, from November 2009 to March 2010.  The project has aimed at promoting citizenship through a packed diary of enjoyable engagement sessions including: football, basketball, boxing and further outdoor activities.

Individuals are invited to showcase their talents in either music or sport at the ‘Battle of the Bands’ event, up against ‘Lil Dreads’ who won the ‘It doesn’t have to happen’ scheme freestyle competition run by the Home Office. As a result of his endeavours he has been also been awarded a Gold Blue Peter badge (one of only about 1,000 ever to be awarded).

Jason Foster, Youth Activities Manager, at Bedford Borough Council said: “Play.live has been hugely successful and we want to end the programme ‘crescendo’ style. Individuals can come along, have some fun, and at the same time we will be able to get our anti-crime message across.”

To enter a band for FREE, or just to support your favourites, get in contact with play.live today! Contact the play.live team on 01234 221 964.

Please note participants should bring their musical instruments, their voices, and a whole heap of talents.

For additional information visit mailto:play.live@bedford.gov.uk

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