Festival Fringe - Saturday 6 July 2019



National Festival venues and various locations across Birmingham City Centre


Various Sessions between 9:30am and 7:30pm

 There is a separate sign-up form for each day of the Fringe, so please ensure you are filling in the correct one before you press submit!

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Festival Fringe

FESTIVAL FRINGE 2019 - saturday 6 JULY


As well as our National Festival Venue Performances taking place at Symphony Hall, Town Hall, and the CBSO Centre, there's SO MUCH to see and do, so make the most of your session, day, or week by getting involved with our Festival Fringe and Workshops & Participation sessions. Head to our Programme tab above to find out what's on!

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Festival Fringe 2019 - Saturday 6 July

Workshops & Participation

Performance Workshop
with Andy Stott and the RNCM Session Orchestra
In this
lively, open workshop rehearsal you can expect to play and sing well-known pop repertoire alongside emerging professionals. 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) brings together musicians from both the classical and popular degree programmes, providing them with industry standard training and professional performance opportunities.

Led by: Andy Stott and The Royal Northern College of Music Session Orchestra 

Duration: 1.5 hours 

Time: 1.45pm

Location: Town Hall 

Suitability: Vocalists and instrumentalists, aged 11+

Skills: Performance skills

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Royal Birmingham Conservatoire


Are you aged 21 or under and interested in pursuing a career in music?


For the first time since 2015, we’re bringing our national event Frequencies to Birmingham, and it’s going to be bigger than ever. Practice your craft, get insider knowledge of the music industry and meet with professionals and emerging artists who can help you become the music industry of the future.


Join us for a day of:

    • Practical sessions to help you improve your creative and collaborative methods, as well as expand your musical horizons
    • Workshops and discussions giving you insight and advice from industry professionals on how to further your career in music, keeping you one step ahead
    • Networking with like-minded artists and music experts
    • Live showcase featuring 6 emerging artists from all over the UK

Fringe Stages

You could be performing at:


Brindleyplace Bandstand

Caffe Nero, Brindleyplace

Centenary Square

Colmore Food Festival, Victoria Square

Level 3 Foyer, Symphony Hall 

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Festival HUB and Tech Stage



festival hub

New to this year’s National Festival, the MFY Festival Hub, located in Symphony Hall, will gather teachers, young musicians, their friends and families. As well as an exhibition space, the hub will be bustling with performances, Q&A sessions, digital sound games & more!