Leanne Quinn (music manager), Shauna Blanchfield (Festival director) and Amy El-Fehli (Arts Manager)

Leanne Quinn (music manager), Shauna Blanchfield (Festival director) and Amy El-Fehli (Arts Manager)

The Youth Rocks Arts Festival is an arts-centric festival coming to Portlaoise on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th July. It is being run by three local girls (see above) with backgrounds in art, music and events management whose average age is 19.

YRAF encompasses visual arts, music, poetry, theatre, fashion, dance, circus performance, street performance and spectacle. Irish Artist and Meteor Award Winner Cathy Davey is headlining this year’s festival.

Festival profit goes towards NAPS (the Nation Assoc. for Parent Support), a
charity with headquarters in Portlaoise. NAPS provides help to children and parents or children with behavioural and learning difficulties. The YRAF is live on FundIt.ie, a crowd funding website to raise money for exhibition and admin costs.

For more details see the festival website.