Young performers and bands from Perth and Kinross are being invited to be part of a colourful and exciting event this summer, as part of Perth's contribution to the Year of Young People 2018.

The Year of Young People 2018 (YOYP2018) aims to inspire Scotland through its young people, celebrating their achievements, valuing their contribution to communities and creating new opportunities for them to shine locally, nationally and globally. The six key aims of YOYP2018 are:

• Participation
• Education
• Health and Wellbeing
• Equality and Discrimination
• Enterprise and Regeneration
• Culture

On Saturday 23 June, Perth’s Diverse CiTay Festival will kick off at 12.30pm with a Two Inch Carnival Parade travelling from the South Inch to the North Inch, where there will be an afternoon of entertainment and activities. The Mill Street Youth Market will round off the Festival between 5pm and 10pm. Around 10,000 people are expected to attend over the course of the day.

Young performers and bands are now being sought to be part of the parade and/or the entertainment on the North Inch. Opportunities are open to young people aged from 8 to 26 years old. Anyone who would like to be considered for these elements of the Festival should please email the Council’s Events Team on pkcevents@pkc.gov.uk or call  01738 477952 or 475294.