‘Festival: A Youth Concert’ published in August, celebrations planned by youth

Youth are invited to plan stake celebrations following the release of a pre-recorded music concert

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will publish a worldwide youth music festival broadcast on Aug. 5, aimed at strengthening discipleship in Jesus Christ through music.

Unlike in previous years, the pre-recorded concert titled “Festival: A Youth Concert” will not be broadcast at a specific time. While stakes are invited to participate globally on Saturday, Aug. 10, they are welcome to plan for another date that would be best for their local schedules and needs.

Poster for "Festival: A Youth Concert." Poster includes a woman singing into a microphone with her hand up, with graphics in the background.
Poster for "Festival: A Youth Concert" to be posted in August 2024. Local wards and stakes can choose when to watch. | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

A letter sent out from the Priesthood and Family Department of the Church reads, “‘Festival: A Youth Concert’ is an opportunity for youth to gather and strengthen their discipleship of Jesus Christ. ‘Youth should lead out in planning and carrying out activities like ‘Festival’ (General Handbook 29.3.10).” An interactive poster is available to download from

The letter gave suggestions to help plan the celebration, including to let the youth lead the planning process, encourage group participation, adapting the celebration for local needs, and consider both size and location of the celebration.

A playlist of songs, including music from the recent “Strive To Be” albums and singles, will be available in early July for youth to familiarize themselves with before the broadcast. Other promotional materials will also be made available at that time.

“Festival: A Youth Concert” will be available to watch on Aug. 5 via the Church’s broadcast page and the Gospel Stream app in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

Read more about previous festivals below in the Church News

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