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Teen Music Festival is adult free zone

08-05-2010 09:09 BJT

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British music lovers are enjoying a festival filled summer. From Glastonbury to the Secret Garden Party, from dance and trance to folk and blues every musical taste has been considered.

And now teenagers have their own festival where adults are not welcome.

As the sun set over London's Victoria park, the party was just getting started for the 2010 Underage Festival.

The event caters exclusively to teens from 14 to 18.

Police and security also routinely monitored the area in case oldies tried to jump the fences and hassle the teens.

This was to ensure that the festival was kept alcohol-free and safe.

Festival goers said that both their parents' consent and the security measures made it a desirable event for under-18s.

A festival goer said, "A lot of parents wouldn't trust their kids to come to things, but this gives them an opportunity to feel safe. Everyone's like, there's nothing that's going to effect you in a bad way."

The event caters exclusively to teens from 14 to 18. 
The event caters exclusively to teens from 14 to 18. 

Despite only being in its fourth year, the event attracted over 10 thousand teenagers.

Festival promoter Tom Baker, says the vibe wouldn't be the same without the age limit.

Tom Baker, festival promoter, said, "The one unique thing about this festival is that we've got an audience between 14-18, including 18, but when they're 18, they sort of leave."

At bigger festivals, such as Glastonbury, the vibe can be much more intimidating for younger participants.

In 2010, more than 170 thousand people attended Glastonbury.

With a larger capacity for people comes a higher risk of theft and underage drinking.

Tickets this year went for 30 pounds -- easier for teens to afford than bigger festivals that can cost up to 150.

And with over 50 bands playing on five stages, there was enough music for everyone to have a good night away from their folks.

Editor:Liu Fang |Source:

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