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AIYF & Foyer Music launch Later...at the Lemon Tree


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AIYF takes over Lemon Tree for two weeks of new music and theatre!

The recently reopened Lemon Tree is to become the home of the Aberdeen International Youth Festival for the duration of the 2008 event.

The Lemon Tree will become the Festival Hub, a location at the heart of the city at which festival goers can have lunch, see shows, buy tickets and find out about what the festival has to offer.

Festival director Stewart Aitken said: The reopening of the Lemon Tree has come at a great time for us and provided us with a focal point for the festival. It gives us the opportunity to create a place where people can come after the main concerts and see a wide range of music as well as giving us a great space to showcase some innovative and exciting theatre by young people. Hopefully our presence at the Lemon Tree will attract new audiences to AIYF as well as enable our core support to try something a bit different

For the first time AIYF, in partnership with Foyer Music, will be holding late night sessions - Laterat the Lemon Tree.

Laterat the Lemon tree willrun from Thursday July 31 and the late night festival sessions will showcase the best of up and coming, home-grown and international talent. An eclectic programme of blues, indie rock, jazz, fusion and world music acts will give audiences an opportunity to experience a diverse range of music and see something different. Line up includes:

Fuse[d] (MySpace.com - Fuse[d] - Leeds, UK - Other / Fusion / Jam Band - www.myspace.com/foosed)

The Fortunate Sons (MySpace.com - The Fortunate Sons - Glasgow, UK - Folk Rock / Blues / Acoustic - www.myspace.com/fsons)

Jamie Safiruddin Quartet (MySpace.com - Jamie Safiruddin - Manchester, UK - Nu-Jazz / Funk / Experimental - www.myspace.com/jamiesafmusic)

Kukadan (MySpace.com - Druminaboot - 23 - Male - UK - www.myspace.com/druminaboot)

Joel Sebunjo

The Condiments (MySpace.com - condiments - Aberdeen, UK - Indie / Ska / Tropical - www.myspace.com/therealcondiments)

The Little Kicks (MySpace.com - the little kicks - Aberdeen, UK - Indie / Pop / Rock - www.myspace.com/thelittlekicks)

Qristina and Quinn Bachand

Sorren Maclean Band (MySpace.com - Sorren Maclean - Isle of Mull, Scotland - Indie / Acoustic - www.myspace.com/sorrenmaclean)

Cast of the Capital (www.myspace com/castofthecapital)

Headlight (MySpace.com - Headlight - Aberdeen - Rock / Pop / Acoustic - www.myspace.com/headlightmusic)

Dot J (dotjr <dotjr>)

Sunrise not Secular (MySpace.com - Sunrise Not Secular- NEW TRACKS UP!!! - Stornoway, UK - Rock / Celtic / Progressive - www.myspace.com/sunrise4

The Lemon Tree will also be the venue for AIYF theatre performances including: West Lothian Youth Theatres Monsters; KY8s Kinetic; Contacting the World and Garidge Theatre Company and Mitchell School of Dramas Lottie.

For up to the minute information on AIYF at the Lemon Tree visit www.aiyf.org.

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