Music For Youth festival round-up
14 August 2014
This year’s Music For Youth National Festival celebrated its tenth year in Birmingham this summer. Nearly 11,000 young people and over 1,000 teachers came together to perform to many more thousands of friends, family and music lovers.
During the week around 300 music ensembles took to the various festival stages, which this year were expanded to include a ‘fringe’ festival on satellite stages around the city. In addition to the wide range of musical styles being performed, the festival also included a number of workshops and master classes which were presented by arts organisations from across the UK.
Two new developments this year were daily ‘Ten past two…performances by the pros’, and an Interactive Zone where people could try out the huge collection of instruments on show.
Music groups interested in taking part in the new MFY season can enter regional events from Monday 13 October, via the Music For Youth website.