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Turn up and tune in at True North.


ABERDEEN'S prestigious True North music festival is to hit the right notes with young fans.

The award-winning event is offering more family-friendly events than ever this year, said organisers at Aberdeen Performing Arts.

Highlights include a chance for youngsters to take part in the popular My First Gig, as well as see the always entertaining Whirlygig show.

The aim is to ensure True North, which runs from Thursday September 19 to Sunday September 22, appeals to all ages and not just those looking forward to headliners The Twilight Sad and a specially curated tribute to Scottish pop, Rip It Up Live.

APA creative learning manager Lisa Mathieson said: "Like adults, children's music tastes are not one size fits all. So with that in mind, we have broadened our offering for younger music fans with more family-friendly events taking place this year than ever before, with Whirlygig getting the festival off to a really fun start."

The show, on the Thursday evening at the Music Hall, is ideal for ages seven and over, as four musicians play too many instruments in too many pieces, trying to perform the music on the score without it falling apart.

My First Gig, on the Sunday at the Lemon Tree, lets nine to 12-year-olds dance the afternoon away while their parents go to the "adult creche" downstairs. Singer Myke Black will be covering chart favourites from Lewis Capaldi to Ed Sheeran.

Lisa said: "My First Gig is always a firm favourite at True North.

"This year we've also introduced a fascinating electronic workshop for teenagers, a club DJ event for the whole family and a special showcase of our talented young Project Band participants."

True North will be performed at venues across the city centre.

It includes free performances at various locations, including the Leopard Stage at Marischal Square and Coda Stage at the Music Hall.

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True North will include My First Gig, above, which Lisa Mathieson, inset, says is "always a firm favourite"

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Publication:Evening Express (Aberdeen,Scotland)
Date:Aug 28, 2019
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