Altitude Youth Music & Arts Festival


On Sunday 18th September, we teamed up with The Derbyshire Eco Centre and The National Stone Centre to present Altitude Festival - a free showcase of young artistic and musical talent.

The festival was a fringe event of the Wirksworth Festival, with live music across two performance stages, one sponsored by Nord Energy and the other supported by Derbyshire Youth Concil's YOUTHINC. Artists ranged from the harmonic vocals of Jamie Joseph, to the heavy-rock sounds of locally-renowned band General Waste.

Alongside live music, there was also some great workshops for young people to get stuck into. Professional artists Baby People, Fleet Arts and Trinity Warriors provided an Urban Choir Singing workshop, a Street Dance workshop, Hip Hop Music Production workshop, and a live Graffiti workshop! Over at the Eco Centre, you could try your hand at making your own pizza, and creating clay figures with Helga as part of the Wirksworth Festival's Community Celebration Finale.

Joint founder and director of Mount Cook Robin Sibson, said:

It was brilliant to see Mount Cook alive with music, and to see and hear so many talented young people performing. Having the performance stages and workshops outside also aligns well with Mount Cook’s mission of getting young people outdoors. What a great day!

Have a watch of our Altitude Festival video for videos and pictures of live music and art from the day: 

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