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 Arts Council England, the Musicians’ UnionMusic Sales and the NAMM Foundation. 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.

2017 Listings: Wednesday, June 21st

  

Get involved

Click here to find out how to get involved.

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

Try an instrument for free

This weekend (24-25 June) at Learn to Play Day, hundreds of venues across the UK are offering free ‘taster’ lessons on musical instruments – www.musicforall.org.uk/learntoplayday

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.

Blog

We did it!

June 26, 2017

Make Music Day UK was a roaring success with 148 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. 148 registered events took place all over the UK. We even discovered a few events via Facebook andContinue 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 »

Make Music Day near you – Wales and the South! (2/3)

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 concerts and performances going on in towns and cities throughout the country. We’ve picked out some highlightsContinue Reading »

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Feedback

Thank you for coming to Make Music Day UK 2017! We hope you enjoyed the experience. 

We would like to gather some feedback from audience members to help us create an even bigger and better Make Music Day next year. We would be very grateful if you could complete a very short survey following the link below. It should take no more than 3 – 5 minutes. Thank you!

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE SURVEY

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.

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

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