Don’t miss these exciting performances in Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London, plus many more events all across the UK. Why not get involved and arrange your own Make Music Day event? There’s still time!
Organisers of Make Music Day UK are pleased to announce a series of flagship events and performances taking place in Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London for this year’s Make Music Day on 21st June. A global, grassroots festival that celebrates all genres and styles of music, Make Music Day is free and open to anyone who wants to take part, whether performing or simply enjoying the shows.
With more than 120 countries taking part in the longstanding annual celebration of music, this year the UK is expected to hold in excess of 1600 Make Music Day performances arranged for free by members of the public, performers and promoters. Taking place in a variety of spaces, both indoors and out in the open, and in rural and urban locations, a large selection of recitals, shows and gigs are confirmed, ranging from library performances and song-writing sessions in parks, to Samba band marches and street parties, with more being added daily.
Among the huge array of performances, organisers of Make Music Day UK have orchestrated flagship events for England, Wales and Scotland.
Bristol will showcase Making Music members and Bristol musicians in Millennium Square, with films on the big screen and live lunchtime performances from Bristol Samba Band and the Orchestra of Everything. There will also be live music in venues across the city including Bristol Airport, St George’s, The New Room, St Mary Redcliffe, Withywood Community Arts Centre and the Rope Walk in Bedminster.
Making Music, Ty Cerdd, and Tafwyl Festival join forces to host Make Music Day in Cardiff. Expect a strong variety of performances and workshops for all, with details being announced shortly. Revellers should head to the Glanfa Stage on Friday 21st June to join in the fun.
Performers will take to the rooftop of Waverley Mall, Waverley Bridge in Edinburgh, with a vibrant, lively outdoor celebration of Make Music Day, showcasing leisure time music makers and the colour they bring to the Scottish musical landscape. Plus, the Storytelling Court and Café in Edinburgh will play host to a day of music with choirs and acoustic instruments; performances beginning every half an hour.
In London, Kinetika Bloco, will parade the Low Line through the railway arches of London Bridge to Potters Fields with a series of music experiences in parks, the entrances to bars and other places and spaces along the way arriving at stunning riverside amphitheatre venue, The Scoop. Once there, music fans will also be treated to performances by Smiley and the Underclass, Hotsteppas, THe PETEBOX, Afla Sackey & Afrik Bawantu.
The festivities don’t stop with the flagship events, however. There are performances, guerrilla gigs and gatherings right across the country covering every kind of music imaginable for the summer solstice.
Part of the beauty of Make Music Day is that if you can’t find your favourite music near you, or if you have a burning desire to perform, or even if you just want to enjoy a day of music with friends, you can become a Make Music Day maker by organising your own event.
Remember: This event is a DIY celebration that needs YOU to make it happen
Make Music Day is a great opportunity to promote your shop, business, venue or musical activity and reach new customers, audiences and members.
It’s the UK’s biggest single-day music event with 1,600 free performances expected, and an audience of over 300,000!
Read our get involved guide here
This year’s Make Music Day organisers have teamed up with Together TV to spread the Make Music Day joy further through broadcast and online content. So if you’re organising an event head here to find out how you can get involved.
More information at: www.makemusicday.co.uk or follow @MakeMusicDayUK on social media.