Make Music Day is a worldwide celebration of music. Here’s how you can sign up to perform at this global event.
Something awesome is going to happen on 21 June – and singers in the UK have a chance to be part of it.
Musicians in 800 cities across 120 countries will perform as part of Make Music Day (MMD), the world’s largest annual music festival.
MMD is a chance to bring the joy of music to the streets, parks, public spaces, shops and local venues of your town. And let’s face it, at this point in time a little bit of music might be a nice antidote to all the divisive stuff that’s going on.
If you’re a singer or a band, you can register with MMD for a chance to perform at one of the events taking place in the UK. It’s a great chance to get your music out there and reach new audiences. Here’s what you need to know.
What’s the story behind MMD?
It started in France (where it’s known as the Fête de la Musique) in 1982 with the aim of celebrating the universality of music. Its aim is a noble one: to ensure music is performed by anyone and enjoyed by everyone. In the UK, MMD is supported by over 50 organisations from the music sector including Making Music and Music For All.
When is it?
21 June. Put it in your diary.
Where is it?
Performances will take place across the UK. Entry to all MMD performances is free.
How can I get involved?
You can organise your own gig – just let the MMD organisers know so that they can include it in their online gig guide – or apply to be put on the performance roster of an existing gig. Register as a Performer on the MMD website and you’ll be able to create an artist profile so that venues local to you and MMD project managers can find you a spot.
For more about how to sign up to perform at Make Music Day in the UK, and events near you, go to www.makemusicday.co.uk