Youth Jam (organised by YMCA Trinity Group) is taking place in Cathedral Square on Saturday 21st July.

Youth Jam is the premier youth event of the Peterborough 900 celebrations, and will offer a range of activities that young people can participate in, including live music, dancing, education and employment areas. It'll be an extravaganza of activity.

Over 25 acts have already signed up for performance slots so far, but there are a limited number of performance slots still available for the day. Please get in touch if you have a dance, musical or theatre group looking for their moment in the spotlight – but please be quick as places are being booked up fast.

Schools and youth community organisations across Peterborough are also invited to take part in a grand finale to the event (and show their support for the work of YMCA) by joining together in a performance of Boy George’s version of YMCA. You can watch Boy George performing the song here. We would love to have the voices of 900 young people combining to mark this milestone to form a fitting finale to Youth Jam.

You can find out more about the mass YMCA singalong here.

To book a performance slot or to take part in the finale, email Verity Swinscoe (Fundraising & Marketing Officer for YMCA Trinity Group) at by 15 June.

All money raised during Youth Jam will be used for further provision of services for young people in Peterborough, such as mental health support and the creation of safe social spaces.