Festival Fringe - Wednesday 3 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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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 - Wednesday 3 July

FRINGE Takeover!

For the second year we are opening the doors of Town Hall for our Fringe Takeover. We are really excited to welcome Bath & North East Somerset Music Hub Massed Ensemble and Calderdale Music Trust Massed Ensemble, each featuring over 200 young people performing original works.

Following each Massed Ensemble performance, we will have Fringe performances by groups from across the country. This is open to anyone who has performed at a Regional Festival or in the Local Event Network.


Everyone will then come together to take part in a workshop - a high energy musical collaboration suitable for instrumentalists of any ability and style. 

Click the ‘Book Now’ button to register your group for this session!


Time: 10:35am & 2.50pm

Location: Town Hall

Suitability: Anyone!


Workshops & Participation

Fringe Takeover Workshop


Join us in a workshop of massed musicianship at the Fringe Takeover in Town Hall. Bringing together young musicians and audience alike in music making, forming a massive impromptu band and exploring music’s ability to bring people together.

Just coming to the workshop at our Fringe Takeover? You need to sign up to secure your place.


Time: 12.30pm & 5.00pm

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Town Hall

Suitability: Anyone!    

Workshops & Participation

Totally Vocal

led by Jennifer John

New to the National Festival, this workshop will bring together vocalists of all abilities to fill the Symphony Hall auditorium in a celebration of singing.

Join expert vocalista Jennifer John, coach of ITV’s The Voice, with emerging professional singers in a dynamic and compelling workshop exploring vocal improvisation and technique. Whether you are an experienced singer or new to vocal gymnastics, this workshop is for you!

Led by: Jennifer John

Duration: 1 hour 

Time: 1.30pm

Location: Symphony Hall 

Suitability: Vocalists of any age    

Skills: Vocal improvisation and technique

Workshops & Participation 

Find Your Voice! 

with the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain  

Come and join workshop leader Luke Mather and singers from the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain in an action-packed session designed to help young singers develop their vocal technique, musicianship and ensemble skills. NYCGB exist to inspire and empower young people throughout the UK with the life-changing experience of singing together. 

Led by: Luke Mather and National Youth Choirs of Great Britain

Duration: 1 hour 

Time: 11am | 2.45pm | 4pm

Location: National Festival Tent, City Centre Gardens 

Suitability: Singers of any age    

Skills: Vocal technique, musicianship and ensemble skills

Fringe Stages

You could be performing at


Brindleyplace Bandstand

Caffe Nero Brindleyplace

Centenary Square

Fringe Takeover, Town Hall

Level 3 Foyer, Symphony Hall

National Festival Tent, City Centre Gardens

Festival hub 3 - 6 july

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!