Youth Festival (12-25 yrs)

Our programme is packed with amazing stuff for younger adults to get stuck into, dance, play, create or just sit back and watch.  As well as dedicated and exclusive "Youth" activities  we also put on a range of activities across the festival that we think are perfect for our younger (and more energetic) festival goer.  Look out for our Roller Disco, Themed Dance Nights, Late night specials, Comedy, "hands-on workshops" and Dance workshops in Morris, Euro, Jive, Ballet and more and not forgetting, the biggest line up of vibrant Ceilidh on the scene in our world famous Festival Dance House.  Shooting Roots are back leading our amazing Big Band and Song Sessions, we have world class actors to lead our Youth Theatre, Tech savvy folks building stuff in our Big Build and new for this year...The amazing new hang out, Teen Tent. hosted by The Mayflower Project.

Shooting Roots - Song Sessions

Shooting Roots is the little corner of Towersey Festival made by and for young people. Join us for some serious sound-making this year in our Funky World Band and Song workshops.If Song is more your thing, we've got you covered - come and get your lungs round your first few notes or add some cracking new tunes and arrangements to your collection. You don't need to read music, we'll show you how to pick it up by ear, and you'll leave with a grin on your face. 

Slackline Workshop

The Slackline School has been bringing the fun and exciting sport of slacklining to festivals and events for years, and is super excited to be a part of Towersey this year! Combining balance, focus and creativity, slacklining is one of the most fun and exciting new sports around and our workshops are open to all ages and abilities. Come and have a deadicated Youth Only session and find your feet!

The Real Big Build - Sculptural Structure

Calling all Creatives, Imagineers, Inventors and Space Cadets! Do you have an interest in Architecture, Art, Building, Design, Fashion, Engineering, Math, Science, Sculpture or Technology? We need YOU for ‘The Real Big Build – Sculptural Structure’. We will guide you through the creative process to design, model and construct a stunning full size, temporary sculptural shelter structure using real tools and materials for a real challenge and so much fun. Crazy hat wearing – essential! 

Shooting Roots Big Band Party

Shooting Roots is the little corner of Towersey Festival made by and for young people. Join us for some serious sound-making this year in our Funky World Band and Song workshops.

Build a polyphonic folk orchestra from scratch - we'll bring the tunes, you bring the skills. But never fear, you don't need to be an all-star musician to get involved:  there's a place for you in the Funky World Band whether you've been playing a week or a decade. What's guaranteed is a bunch of friendly faces, a lot of fun and new mates a-plenty.

No Big Drama

Led by professional actors working in the industry today these are fun, easy going Drama sessions designed to be totally inclusive.  No putting on the spot, just good fun and hugely creative.  Theatre games, character building, devising and more.  Come join the cast for this years "No Big Drama"


Teen Tent hosted by The Mayflower Project

The Mayflower Project teen tent is a welcoming and friendly space for teenagers to come and hang out, play instruments, or get involved with workshops.  There’s free henna, face-painting and hair braids as well as workshops in craft, upcycling, jam sessions and so much more.  Take part in the workshops or just relax and soak up the atmosphere.