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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.

  • 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.

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 Arts Council England, the Musicians’ UnionMusic Sales and the NAMM Foundation. Make Music Day UK is part of the international Make Music Alliance.

 

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

More Music

Thank you for coming to Make Music Day UK 2017. We hope you enjoyed it! If it has inspired you to make more music, we have handpicked some websites to enable you to continue your music making journey.

Find a music group to join

Search from thousands of amateur music groups across the UK: from choral societies to samba groups, symphony orchestras to festivals – www.makingmusic.org.uk/resources/find-a-group-list

Connect with a teacher

Find a music teacher and music lessons that are right for you at www.musicteachers.co.uk

Locate a music shop near you

For recommended music shops, visit www.trustedmusicstore.org.uk

Find your local Music Education Hub

Check out the opportunities with your local Music Education Hub at www.musicmark.org.uk

Take part in the 2018 Make Music Day

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.

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Make Music Day 2017

 

2017 Listings: Wednesday, June 21st

  

Blog

Make Music Day 2018 – get planning!

September 29, 2017

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 »

We did it!

June 26, 2017

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 near you – London! (3/3)

June 19, 2017

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 »

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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  Arts Council England, the Musicians’ UnionMusic Sales and the NAMM Foundation. Make Music Day UK is part of the international Make Music Alliance.

Contact

Alison Porter, Project Manager

uk@makemusicday.org

+44 (0)20 7939 6030

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