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.
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 does Make Music Day UK take place?
Make Music Day UK takes place on the summer solstice, 21 June every year, in different spaces and places all over the UK. In 2017, over 140 events were affiliated with Make Music Day, bringing all sorts of venues to life with music.
Whether you play an instrument, sing, DJ or run a band or group, Make Music Day 2018 needs you! Always on 21 June, there will be loads of ways to get involved. Sign up to our mailing list to receive all the latest news and registration details.
On 21 June 2017, Make Music Day hit the UK with 147 events from Aberdeen to Falmouth, Swansea to Norwich, and everywhere in between. Thanks to everyone who got involved and all the partners and volunteers who helped make it happen. Now we’re planning to do it all again on 21 June next year. AndContinue Reading »
Make Music Day UK was a roaring success with 147 events happening all over the country. We’ve started a YouTube playlist of event videos – if you want us to add yours, just email us the URL. Have a look at some of the best photos from the day on Flickr. 147 registered events tookContinue Reading »
Make Music Day is this Wednesday! If you want to celebrate in the UK and you are not already part of an event, use our interactive listings map to find events near you. We have all sorts of FREE concerts and performances going on in towns and cities throughout the country. In this post weContinue Reading »