Make Music Day

A global celebration of music in over 120 countries every 21 June

Make Music Day is a grassroots celebration where communities, musicians, venues and promoters collaborate to put on free music events in their local area. Started in France in 1982 as Fête de la Musique, Make Music Day now takes place in 125 countries on the summer solstice. On 21 June every year thousands of events take place across the globe in what becomes the world’s largest DIY music festival.

Intrigued? Find out more and sign up to our mailing list to be kept up to date with next year’s Make Music Day – taking place on Sunday 21 June 2020!

take part
21 june 2020
We want all musicians, venues and promoters across the UK to participate on Make Music Day.
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live stream
Be transported with the epic live stream featuring performances across the world!
morE music
year round

We have tons of ideas for ways you can continue enjoying and making live music.

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Library Music

music in libraries and THE Make Music Day community: A CASE STUDY In 2019, 209 performances took place in Norfolk,…

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2019 Summary Evaluation Report

We’ve been busy collecting all your feedback from Make Music Day, and it turns out that this years festivities doubled…

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Tuning in: Caroline Kunzler

Fiddle player, Caroline Kunzler performed on Make Music Day as part of an Irish Trad Session alongside fellow musicians, Ronan…

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We are honoured to see celebrities supporting the Make Music Day concept and who really want to see this worldwide movement take hold in the UK. Check out what they have to say about the 21 June celebrations over on our Ambassadors page.