A YOUTH forum is gearing up for their fourth annual festival.

Harwich Inspired Youth Action from Teen Talk will be hosting the Harwich Hoody Festival at the Park Pavilion in Barrack Lane, Dovercourt on Saturday September 20.

The highlight of the one day spectacular will be a battle of the bands competition where the winners will be given a recording studio session.

There will also be crafts, cakes, games and a dance troupe along with a raffle offering spectacular prizes.

Organisers aim to bring together the whole community to show not everyone who wears a hoody is bad to mix with and also to encourage everyone to work together.

There is still time to get involved whether you are a budding performer, potential stall holder, or have a prize to donate to the raffle call HIYA on 01255 504800 or email teentalk1@hotmail.co.uk.