MFY's National Festival returns to Birmingham from 7 - 11 July 2015. Celebrating the UK’s most inspiring musicians

Experience five days of the most exciting and eclectic music performed by the UK’s most talented young musicians. 8,000 young people, aged 5 – 21, will descend on Birmingham for the week-long festival, bringing the city’s world-class stages to life. Join us at the Symphony Hall, Town Hall and Birmingham Conservatoire for main stage performances and enjoy music of all kinds - from brass bands, steel pans and choirs to rock, pop & urban, folk groups and orchestral ensembles.

The festival programme has now been announced and you can buy tickets here!

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MFY Festival Fringe

This year we launch our biggest ever Festival Fringe programme, with a range of activities and special events, including a Festival Tent, satellite stages, performances from professional musicians, and an Interactive Zone.

Take part in the Fringe

Did you take part in MFY Regional Festival 2015? Perform as part of the Fringe!
If your group took part in the MFY Regional Festival Series 2015, you can now register for them to perform on one of the outdoor Satellite Stages and take part in workshops throughout the week! For more information on what you can take part in on the National Festival Fringe, please follow the link below.

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Music by Day

Tuesday 7 July
- Choirs / Infants & Juniors
Wednesday 8 July - Choirs / Ensembles / Chamber
Thursday 9 July - Brass / Wind / Ensembles / World, Folk & Roots
Friday 10 July - Brass / Wind / Orchestras / Jazz
Saturday 11 July - Orchestras / Frequencies

Take a look at our downloadable PDF, which includes a full overview of music being played on each day of the festival.

Choirs Groups of all ages and sizes singing show tunes, contemporary, pop, choral and classical pieces
World, Folk & Roots Steel pans bring a carnival atmosphere to the session, plus an assortment of folk, taiko and Chinese folk music
Brass & Wind Bands playing an array of contemporary and traditional band classics through to film music...from Doctor Who to Carmina Burana
Orchestras From small string and chamber orchestras through to full symphony orchestras exploring the whole classical spectrum…Bach to Shostakovich
Infants & Juniors Younger musicians presenting whole class creative work and a mix of singing, wind and brass bands, African drumming and instrumental pieces
Ensembles & Chamber A bit of everything! An ensemble of 12 harps, or a band of ukuleles through to creative percussion ensembles, along with chamber groups playing well known pieces from the classical repertoire
Frequencies Frequencies is our rock, pop and urban stage. Come along and listen to some of the nations best up and coming contemporary artists.
Jazz From big bands to small jazz ensembles, swing by and hear some of the best young jazz groups in the UK

Awards & Certificates from 2014: Read more »

Delivered in partnership with:

  • THSH
  • Birmingham Conservatoire


Events CalendarSection >

July 2015
September 2015
October 2015
Wed 07 October
London Primary Prom
Fri 16 October
Music in Verdi - OX3
November 2015
Wed 04 November
Bolton Primary Prom
Mon 23 November
Music for Youth Proms
Tue 24 November
Music for Youth Proms
Wed 25 November
Music for Youth Proms
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