Taking place between January and April every year, the Music for Youth Regional Festival series welcomes 40,000 young musicians to take part in the world’s largest youth music festival in 50 locations nationwide.
This is a chance for them to perform and share their music-making, listen to performances from other local groups, meet other musicians, and gain valuable feedback. Learn new skills and get advice on how your group can develop from our team of Music for Youth Music Mentorswho give feedback on all performances.
The Regional Festival Series is free to take part in and open to any type of group, style of music, and standard of playing. We only ask that you're a group of two or more musicians, aged 21 or under.
Registration for our 2018 season is now open! Click Book Now on the right hand side of the page to enter your group.
Head to ourEvents Mapto see what festivals are happening near you!
Please note: Recorded Entries close on Monday 5 March
If it's not possible to get to a Regional Festival you can still be involved by sending in a recording of your group. You'll receive feedback from a Music Mentor and be eligible for progression through to different events in our season in exactly the same way you would from a physical Regional Festival. Recorded entry will open on 9th October along with the other Regional Festivals.
Guidelines for submitting a recorded entry are the same as entry for a Regional Festival performance, and you sign up in the same way:
Your group must contain 2 or more performers.
All performers must be aged 21 or under.
Your entry should be no longer than 10 minutes in length.
Any style of music is accepted, and welcome!
Your recorded entry can be in either audio or video format, and will need to be uploaded to a site like Youtube, Soundcloud or Vimeo. The link will then need to shared with us in the sign-up form. If you choose to make the file password protected, please remember to include the details we will need in order to be able to access it.