Celebrating 11 years in Birmingham
7 - 11 July 2015
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Celebrating 10 years

This is the year to make sure you are in Birmingham for our new look MFY National Festival as we celebrate 10 years of being in the city.

Whilst we don't want to give everything away, we can reveal some intriguing nuggets…

  • A specially commissioned Festival Fanfare performed all over the Festival on the opening day (think trumpets and wide open spaces)
  • Extraordinary 'Ten Past Two' performances by the pros at - yes you've guessed it - ten past two each day (think site specific and electronic)
  • Special guest artists (young and old) on satellite stages around the city (including in Birmingham's fabulous new library)
  • 'News @ Ten' boards in Festival venues giving you the latest updates on what not to miss.
So this really is the year… Take advantage of our special ticket offers and workshops for schools www.mfy.org.uk/freetickets and families www.mfy.org.uk/family.

Family Experience

12 July 2014 | 10.00-12.00 & 14.00-16.00
In venues across Birmingham

Music for Youth throws open its doors on the final day of our National Festival! You and your children can sample a range of Festival Fringe family-friendly activities and hear performances by some of the UK’s most talented young musicians on our Main Stages in Town Hall and Symphony Hall.

Join us for workshops, taster sessions in the interactive zone, satellite stages, and Main Stage performances by orchestras, jazz combos and big bands. All performances are 10 minutes long, so mix and match to make the most of your visit.

  • 10.00 or 14.00 meet your MFY Guide in Symphony Hall foyer

This is your chance to whet your children's musical appetite, or motivate them to keep going if they are flagging!

£10 Family Experience ticket (group of 4, minimum one adult), plus transaction fee.

Book your tickets at www.thsh.co.uk or call the Box Office on 0121 345 0603.

Rock, Pop & Urban

11 July | 5.00-6.45 & 19.00 – 21.15
In Town Hall, Birmingham

Everything from Mumford-style belters to Icelandic pop at two Rock, Pop & Urban gigs at Birmingham’s Town Hall. Talented young musicians from all over the UK take to the stage with an eclectic mix of styles under the RPU banner.

Expect a fast turnaround with ten minute sets from a range of bands, singer-songwriters, duos… don't miss the larger than life MC and rapper giving you original urban sounds… and the acoustic duo covering 8 instruments between them…

Tickets £2-4 on the door



Delivered in partnership with:

  • THSH
  • Birmingham Conservatoire
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