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YCF 2022 official video


We’re the official radio station of the Young Carers Festival. We broadcast throughout the festival weekend on FM in Hampshire and online around the world. Get your shout-out here.


Our team of professional radio presenters have been providing hands-on radio training and experiences for over 20 years, engaging and inspiring young people with enthusiasm. We give young people a voice at YCF.


The radio station is packed with the latest music, biggest hits, talk shows and more. It’s led by the young people who attend the festival, we give them a voice. Listen again and check out the films below.

Listen Again

YCF 2022

Listen back to YCF 2022 “The one where we came back after lockdown”

The 2022 event was filled with INCREDIBLE memories, from the fireworks to the silent disco, the duck racing (Alicia’s fav) and the hundreds of inspirational stories we heard over the weekend.

The Children’s Society also announced that finally, after 10 years of campaigning, YOUNG CARERS will be included in the 2023 school census. Additionally, the YCF will be informing the Office of Children’s Commissioners family support for young carers programme and the national Good Childhood report.

Oritsé Williams

Oritsé Williams, from the band JLS grew up as a young carer. He joined us at this years event to share his love of poetry and how it helped him cope with looking after his Mum. Hear his interview with David on YCFM.

Friday 1st July 2022

Saturday 2nd July 2022

Sunday 3rd July 2022

Question time 2019

Caroline Dinage, a government minister joined us for Question time.

Our famous closing montages

Some closing songs of the past few years.

Are You Aware We Care

Are you aware we care, is a 6 part radio series launching on the 7th June 2021. It takes a look at the lives of young carers and the people who work to make their struggles a bit easier.

You can listen to all of the programs more will appear as they are updated.

"We were not born young carers, something in our lives changed which means we became young carers"

Young Carer - 2004

Fun Facts

Miles of cable
Songs played since 1999
Words spoken on air

"How can I miss a childhood I never experienced?"

Young Carer - 2015

Festival Films

YCF 2022

YCF 2021

YCF 2019

YCF 2018

YCF 2017

YCF 2016

YCF 2015

YCF 2014

YCF 2013

YCF 2012

YCF 2011

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