Ormeau Park will be an array of color and talent next weekend, as youth from all different cultures who are living in Northern Ireland will celebrate the first ever Multi Ethnic Youth Fest. This festival, supported by Belfast City Council and organised by MSCNI will take next Sat 30 Oct outside the Ozone Complex, Ormeau Embankment, Belfast, and is free to the public.
The all-day event will kick start with a soccer tournament (1pm – 5pm), with soccer legend Gerry Armstrong and the late, great George Best’s ex-wife Alex Best, presenting the winning teams with their trophy.
The evening will culminate with a concert (4pm – 9pm), hosted by Ibe Sesay from Q Radio and The Voice Kids finalist Conor Marcus will be the headline act. Also on the bill is 13 year old guitar virtuoso Zac Mac from Lurgan, who has gone viral on Facebook with his awe-inspiring guitar riffs. Other artists include:
Chairperson of Multi-Ethnic Sports and Cultures NI (MSCNI) Jahswill Emmanuel is excited about the forthcoming festival. He says;
“Our first festival in July at Crumlin Road Gaol was such a roaring success, that our team quickly set about organizing another event which was youth focused. Our aim is to embrace and promote all cultural diversities who are living in Northern Ireland and give everyone from Ireland the opportunity to learn, appreciate and enjoy other cultures, the heritage, sport and music. One of the purposes of the event is to bring the BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnics) youth closer to the local youths to foster friendship.
There is still time for football teams / players wanting to sign up to play in the soccer tournament.
Tickets free of charge available from: