Get ready to mark your calendars because on July 13th, Taunton’s streets will come alive with the vibrant rhythms and melodies of the TYCA 24 festival, in collaboration with Sound of the Streets. This promises to be an unforgettable event, celebrating music, community, and creativity right in the heart of our town.

What to Expect

The festival, organized by TYCA (Taunton Youth Community and Arts), will be one of the most spectacular youth arts festivals Taunton has ever seen! This colourful carnival of creativity will showcase original music, theatre, dance, circus, poetry, visual arts, and more. The very best up-and-coming local artists will perform alongside leading industry professionals as well as grassroots community groups, performing for the very first time.

There will be a spectacular parade led by Sound Invaders, setting the tone for a day filled with music and excitement. Picture yourself dancing along with the infectious beats as the parade winds its way from St. James Street to the Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre at midday. Once at the Brewhouse, the festivities continue with performances by some of the most talented bands in the region. Silver Sounds, a primary school street band, will be there to enchant audiences with their eclectic mix of tunes. Outside in Somerset Square, there will be a packed program of live music, circus, and dance from 12-7PM. No need to book for the outside performances, just turn up and enjoy! Inside the Brewhouse, there will be three incredible youth-led theatre productions operating on a “pay-as-you-feel” system. No one will be turned away for lack of funds, but there is an anticipated sell out, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Why You Should Come

The TYCA 24 festival isn’t just about music—it’s about coming together as a community to celebrate our shared love for arts and culture. This year’s event will be especially vibrant with the collaboration With The Sound of the Streets, adding a dynamic and engaging musical component to the festivities. All artists are under 26, but this festival is truly for everyone! It’s a chance to connect with old friends and make new ones, all while enjoying top-notch entertainment against the backdrop of our beautiful town. As Councillor Caroline Ellis said, “I have never witnessed or experienced such a vibrant, diverse and inspiring showcase and celebration of children and young people’s creativity with such strong leadership from young people themselves.”

How to Get Involved

Attendance is free, so gather your friends and family, pack a picnic, and join us for a day of music-filled fun. Don’t forget to spread the word and invite everyone you know—let’s make this year’s TYCA 24 festival with Sound of the Streets in Taunton an event to remember! As we look forward to July 13th, let’s embrace the spirit of TYCA and come together to celebrate the rich tapestry of music and culture that makes our community unique. Whether rain or shine, we’ll be there, ready to dance, sing, and create memories that will last a lifetime. See you at the festival!

Remember to follow TYCA Festival on social media for updates and more details about the event. This event has been made possible due to funding from Arts Taunton, Taunton Town Council, and Arts Council England.