Saturday | Festival Fringe

There's lots to see and do in our Festival Fringe!

Advanced booking required - Deadline: Tuesday 10 May.

  • WORKSHOPS - Browse the range of workshops available each day, led by professional musicians and leading arts organisations - there is something for everyone!
  • SATELLITE STAGES - Register to perform! - If you performed in our Regional Festival Series earlier this year, you could perform on one of our satellite stages across the city, including the Festival Tent.


Be a session musician – Performance Workshop with the RNCM Session Orchestra

The Royal Northern College of Music Session Orchestra champions collaboration between musicians from all backgrounds, so sign up to this high energy open workshop rehearsal to play or sing well known pop repertoire with this exciting orchestra.

The Royal Northern College of Music Session Orchestra is the first ensemble of its kind in a major UK conservatoire. The 40-piece orchestra (rhythm section, strings, brass, percussion and vocalists) performs popular music repertoire conceived for the larger symphonic palette. It brings together musicians from both the classical and popular degree programmes, providing them with industry standard training and professional performance opportunities.

Delivered in partnership with:
Royal Northern College of Music Session Orchestra

Audition Advice with Andy Stott and students from the Royal Northern College of Music

  • Saturday 9 July
  • 15:00 - 17:00
  • Town Hall
  • Led by:
  • Andy Stott.
  • Suitable for students interested in applying to music college, aged 16 and above
  • Register Now »
If you’re considering applying to music college then come along to this valuable session to gain audition advice from the Head of Popular Music at the Royal Northern College of Music, Andy Stott, who will be working alongside fourth year students

Each participant will need to prepare a short piece to perform to the group and then constructive feedback will be provided to help you gain more confidence in this pressured environment. There is extremely limited availability for this session in order to ensure that each participant receives one to one tuition. Booking early is advisable.

Delivered in partnership with:
Royal Northern College of Music

Satellite Stages

Register For Your Satellite Stage Performance!

Whether or not you are performing on a main stage, all groups who took part in the MFY Regional Festival Series 2016, can register their interest to perform on one of the following Satellite Stages.

  1. Festival Tent, Centenary Square: Tuesday - Saturday
  2. Symphony Hall Level 3 Foyer:Tuesday - Saturday
  3. Brindleyplace Bandstand:Tuesday - Thursday
  4. Caffé Nero (Brindleyplace): Wednesday - Saturday
  5. The Rep Theatre Foyer: Wednesday - Friday
  6. Register now » More info about the stages »

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