XLR Festival 2014 – back with a bang

XLR Festival is back for 2014 and there’s loads of stuff on offer – for free.

Into music? Fancy learning from the professionals? Knowle West Media Centre has got it sorted with four days of music, art, sports and more.

From 12th-15th August,  the festival will be rammed with big names such as Lady Nade, With Nell & I, Gardna and many others – check out the official line-up below:

Credit: XLR Festival

Credit: XLR Festival

It’s free entry all week, which makes XLR the perfect opportunity for everyone on their summer holidays to go for a cheap day out. There’ll be the chance to take part in workshops, try local food and meet professionals who all work in a variety of different areas. These include lyric writing, recording, music videos and photo-shoots.

This guy’s going to be there, he’s pretty amazing:

It’s an incredible opportunity. If you’re interested in music or any part of the industry then don’t let this one slide. Knowle West Media Centre is only a cycle or bus ride away from the centre of town, and super easy to find. Did I mention it’s FREE?!

Find out more about XLR Festival here and if you’ve got any questions then Tweet at @xlrfest and they’ll be happy to help. Directions to the centre can be found here on their  website

Thinking of going? Maybe you’d like to write about the festival for us here at Rife magazine? Find out how to get involved here and let us know on twitter @Rifemag

Support more young people to have their voices heard

Rife is Watershed‘s online magazine created for young people, by young people.

We offer paid internships and publish work by young writers, photographers, illustrators, and filmmakers from all sorts of backgrounds, helping them get into creative careers. Rife has reached over 8,000 young people through our workshops, over 220 young people have made stuff for Rife on topics ranging from mental health to identity to baked beans, and last year, over 200,000 people visited our website.

In these complex and uncertain times hearing from and supporting young people who are advocating for social change and contributing fresh perspectives has never been so important. 

Through supporting Rife you can ensure that this important work continues and that more young people have their voices heard.