Ugly DJ Co announced as headliners for Beats Under the Bridge summer youth festival

Mandurah’s biggest and best DJ’s are gearing up to play to crowds at the first Beats Under the Bridge summer youth festival.

A celebration of the end of the school holidays, the youth fest will be held on Wednesday, January 30 from 2-5pm.

Ugly DJ Co have been announced as the headline act of the day and will be on the decks all afternoon providing the biggest and best dancefloor hits.

Ugly DJ Co co-founder Nic Bevan said the team were excited to be involved in the event that is the first of its kind for Mandurah.

“We’re really big advocates for Mandurah’s youth so it’s nice to see an event catered for them,” he said.

“Beats Under the Bridge is a fantastic initiative by the City of Mandurah Youth Leadership team and hopefully paves the way for a number of other events for young people.”

Newest Ugly recruit Coban Frater will open the gig on Wednesday followed by Bevan himself with local DJ legend Tye Turner set to close the festival.

The young star recently opened Origin Fields festival in New Years Eve in Perth.

Notorious for their epic over 18 events in both the Peel region and across the metro, Bevan said it’s just as important to them to cater for younger audiences as well.

“The one thing I hear at least once a week is there’s nothing for young people to do in Mandurah,” he said.

“Because of this, under 18’s is a major focus for us this year and we’re really excited to be working alongside different parties to bring these ideas and concepts to life.

“We’ll take a similar approach to Beats Under the Bridge as our over 18 events, however, keep bad language to a minimum whilst still playing songs that resonate and are popular amongst youth.”

And, while he couldn’t reveal too much about Ugly’s exciting upcoming year, Bevan said there will be more in store for Mandurah’s teens thanks to new plans in the works.

“Right throughout March and April we are running a series of DJ workshops for youth in collaboration with Groovin' the Moo and the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre with students given the opportunity to play at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre Youth Festival and Groovin’ the Moo Bunbury in May,” Bevan said.

“We’ve got lot’s more exciting projects for Mandurah youth in the pipeline but my lips are sealed for now.”

School kids aged 13-17 years old are invited to take part in the festival with live music, free giveaways, food and inflatables all on the cards for Wednesday’s event.

The Beats Under the Bridge festival is free but reservations are essential. To get a ticket, visit the Facebook event page or www.eventbrite.com.au.