Make Music
Day UK

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What is Make Music Day UK?

Make Music Day UK is an annual UK wide, free day of music held in public spaces, from squares to libraries, bandstands to school halls and arts centres, held on the summer solstice, 21 June. This is the UK’s contribution to the international summer solstice music celebration which first started in France in 1982 and now takes place in over 120 countries and 750 cities across the world. Make Music Day UK aims to turn the country into a stage, and offer a full spectrum of performers the opportunity to display their musical skills.

In 2017 our celebration takes place on a Wednesday. A host of different venues will be looking for musicians of all ages, kinds and musical genres to fill their locations with music.

  • Make Music Day UK is: performed by anyone, enjoyed by everyone.
  • A way for everybody in the UK to celebrate the summer solstice, enjoying the longest day of the year, while sampling a range of the fantastic music-making which goes on all year round.
  • A DIY celebration of music when almost any way to make music can and will happen.
  • A chance for anyone to have a go at singing or trying an instrument, and finding out how they, too, can become musicians.
  • Make Music Day UK is open to music makers of all ages, skill levels, and musical persuasions.

When and where will Make Music Day UK take place?

Make Music Day UK will take place on the summer solstice, Wednesday 21 June 2017, in different spaces and places all over the UK.

Who is Make Music Day UK?

Make Music Day UK is currently supported by an alliance of over twenty organisations, headed by Making Music, Music for All and media partner Classic FM with support from the Musicians’ Union and Music Sales. Make Music Day UK is part of the international Make Music Alliance.

How do you get involved?

If you are a musician, band, music group, venue, school, individual, there is a role for you. Check out details of how to get involved here and register your interest.

For further information, please email uk@makemusicday.org.

Get involved

Calling musicians, venues and volunteers to be part of Make Music Day UK, a worldwide celebration of music

REGISTER HERE

Come and take part in the music making merriment. When we say, performed by anyone, enjoyed by everyone, we really mean it. We want the day to be filled with as many and diverse a range of events as possible in all sorts of spaces and places. Click on the tabs for some ideas of how you can get involved. And if you have another spark of inspiration and would like to add to this list, please do let us know!

Want to take part? Register here now, or click on the tabs above for further information.

Any questions…

…if you have any questions please email the project manager Alison Porter on uk@makemusicday.org.

Support

We need lots of volunteers on the day to help, so please do get in touch with us on uk@makemusicday.org.

As well as help on the day, maybe you’d like to be part of a local steering group, or do some fundraising, or just blog about the event before, during or after, or spread the word on social media – whatever your interests, we’d love your support.

If you have no time, but love the idea of this event, then you could also donate here!

If you’re just interested in finding out about events nearer the time, sign up to our mailing list here.

Sponsors

Make Music Day UK is currently supported by an alliance of over twenty organisations, headed by Making Music, Music for All and media partner Classic FM with support from the Musicians’ Union and Music Sales. Make Music Day UK is part of the international Make Music Alliance.

Blog

Hello world!

December 9, 2016

Welcome to Make Music Day! More blogs, news and info coming soon.

Gallery

Check out images from previous Make Music Days elsewhere in the world

Photos by Kris Connor/ Getty Images for Make Music Day

Learn To Play Day

Always fancied learning a new instrument?

Learn to Play Day, run by Music For All, follows on nicely from Make Music Day. On the weekend of 24/25 June 2017, the UK-wide event will offer the general public the chance to have a free ‘taster’ lesson on a musical instrument. In 2016, over 120 venues put on events ranging from music shops to music services and even churches! People who have never played and people who used to play, all came on the day to try an instrument.

Whether you have always wanted to play, or you used to play, this day is for you!

Check out the Learn to Play Day website to find an event near you.

Contact

Alison Porter, Project Manager

uk@makemusicday.org

+44 (0)20 7939 6030

To join the mailing list to find out when events are announced, click here.

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