Beaumont Park will turn into a mini Glastonbury this weekend to celebrate young creative talent.

The biggest up and coming musicians and artists will create a stellar line up at RIGFEST, Huddersfield’s newest free music festival on Saturday (Aug 30).

Alt-rockers Forever Cult will headline the event, fresh from slots at Leeds and Reading Festival and will be joined with dozens of acts spanning genres from folk to punk, who will take to two stages on the day.

Other acts will include Samh, Cafuné, Dead End Friends and Byron Street Social who are already gaining a name for themselves in the town and further afield.

Meanwhile, art installations, activities and workshops will also take place, along with stalls by young entrepreneurs and food vans.

It comes as a welcome boost for music lovers in the town who were recently told that promising new festival Huddlefest had to be cancelled due to poor ticket sales.

Community organisation Youth Routes is hosting the event, with the help of Huddersfield-based project manager, Tom Wilson, to promote the talents of those aged 16 to 25-years-old.

The event, which was held last year for the first time in Sowerby Bridge, has already gained council funding and it’s hoped that it will become an annual event in the town.

Youth Routes project manager, Tom Wilson

Tom said: “The aim is to showcase a selection of incredible young musicians and artists. Last year’s event went down really well and this year we just want to try to make it bigger and better by moving to a bigger venue.

“Beaumont Park is a beautiful setting so it would be nice to hold it there again in the future.

“Greenhead Park would be an obvious place to expand to eventually , but that will depend on funding.”

Tom and his team are now looking for media savvy volunteers to help with video production, social media, interviewing and blogging and have invited anyone interested in running a, stall, workshop or activity to get in touch.

To apply, email