Dumfries police prepare for Youth Beatz festival
- 4 August 2011
- From the section South Scotland
Police have praised a "well-run" free music festival in Dumfries in the run-up to this year's event.
Youth Beatz, which is in its third year, takes place at the town's Dock Park on 13 August, with a crowd of more than 10,000 people expected.
Ch Insp Alan Glendinning said police were involved in a "partnership" to prepare for the event.
However, he said it was "very well-run and very enjoyable" in the past and he expected the same this year.
This year's festival is headlined by Chipmunk, with other acts including Basshunter and former X Factor participant Wagner also taking part.
Mr Glendinning said it was a "huge attraction" for young people which police welcomed.
"It means they have got some alternative to hanging about the streets, potentially becoming involved in under-age drinking or antisocial behaviour," he said.
"I know that is only a minority but I think the evidence was clear that those attending this event knew the conditions and knew they weren't allowed alcohol.
"To be honest, it was a very well-run and very enjoyable event."