Get ready for beats, rhymes and BMX tricks at Accrington's Urban Culture Jam festival this Bank Holiday.
Graffiti artists, DJs, MCs, beat boxers, break dancers, skaters and BMX riders will showcase their skills at Accrington Skate Park on Monday (August 30) in an afternoon of exhilarating performances and workshops.
Confirmed artists include renowned Manchester Rap artists Broke 'N' £nglish, the UK World Champion Bboy Mouse, Liverpool rap veteran TL and DJ Olabean.
Young people from Clayton-le-Moors Youth and Community Centre and a group of BMX riders from Preston have been working with professional artists on the festival, which forms part of Blaze, a youth led culture and sport participation programme.
The youngsters have been working with a whole host of collaborating artists and groups, including Manchester-based Spearfish, to create an afternoon of urban culture.
There will be music from DJs and bands and the day will also offer visitors the opportunity to visit food stalls, have a go at creating henna tattoos, leather friendship bracelets, necklaces and key rings or even show off their own skills at the BMX and skate jam.
Sara Domville, Blaze programme manager, explained: "The Urban Culture Jam Festival promises to be a fun event for all the family with a range of activities for children to get involved in and the opportunity for skaters and BMX riders of all abilities to compete for prizes. It's definitely an event not to be missed."
The exciting new festival takes place on Monday August 30 at Accrington Skate Park, Eagle Street, from 12pm to 5pm. All BMX riders and skaters welcome to take part in the jam. Either turn up early on the day or register in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information about Blaze visit: www.blazeonline.org.uk