We did it!

Make Music Day UK was a roaring success with 147 events happening all over the country. We’ve started a YouTube playlist of event videos – if you want us to add yours, just email us the URL. Have a look at some of the best photos from the day on Flickr.

147 registered events took place all over the UK. We even discovered a few events via Facebook and Twitter that hadn’t registered on the website, so the actual number will be even higher. It’s an incredible achievement in a short space of time, and we would like to thank all the event organisers and performers who created such great musical experiences to share with the public, and at such short notice!

Geographically, there were events from Aberdeen to Falmouth, from Swansea to Norwich, in Nunthorpe, Shrewsbury, London, Swanage, Redhill, Watford, Stourbridge, Liverpool, Nelson and many more towns and cities.

Spaces used for events included bandstands, city squares, libraries, schools, churches, shopping centres, hospices, hospitals – and the London Eye.

Our Highlights

The Bring Me Sunshine flashmob in the heart of the City of London wowed the lunchtime crowds – thanks to ABRSM and Music in Offices).

Lots of orchestras joined in…

…and choirs…

…bands filled bandstands…

…and there was lots of sunshine. I mean, LOTS of sunshine! Make Music Day was the hottest day of the year!

International day of music

As well as events in the UK, Make Music Day was celebrated around the world! Here are some of the most exciting things we could find:

USA

Make Music Day events took place in over 20 US states.

The New York Times wrote a round-up of the events in and around New York City. We also enjoyed watching this jam in Seattle.

World-famous landmarks including Niagara Falls were lit up orange to celebrate Make Music Day

(Photo property of Make Music Alliance)

France

Check out photos from Fête de la Musique Tous à Toulouse and watch clips of artists including Texas and Imany

Germany 

Watch this round-up of events in Henningsdorf

Nigeria

A huge celebration concert took place in Lagos

Japan

Watch the stream of a concert in Kohima

India

Rajib Sarkar decided to sing with strangers to celebrate

Thanks for coming with us on this crazy Make Music Day adventure, and here’s to an even bigger and better Make Music Day on 21 July 2018. Sign up to our mailing list for updates between now and then…