Make Music Day UK

Make Music Day is an annual, international celebration of music held every year on 21 June, now in 125 countries and over 1,000 cities. It's made by everyone for everyone, and there are many ways to get involved – in the UK, with European projects, and globally.

Making Music on a Bandstand

Making Music’s own plans for 2021 are to encourage and support bandstand performances (where possible in terms of Covid restrictions). We will be programming one bandstand in each UK nation and inviting our member groups to perform on them.

We are also inviting our members to book a bandstand near them for their own performances which, if rules don’t allow audiences, they can pre-record and broadcast on the big day, on 21 June. If your group is a member of Making Music and you want to perform on a bandstand, have a look at the Pavilions for Music website below to find one near you.

Find a bandstand 

If your group is a member, contact us by 31 May to register interest in doing a bandstand event, and we can then feature a recording of your performance in our pre-performance or post-event promotional video of the project.

Register interest in Making Music on a Bandstand

If you need help with the logistics of securing and performing on a bandstand, Making Music can support you so get in touch.

Make Music Day 2020

In 2020, all over the world Make Music Day went digital, which gave even more chances for people to get involved and Perform, Create and Watch.

At Making Music we love Make Music Day as a great opportunity to celebrate our member groups and all their members, showcasing the musical talent in communities across the UK and encouraging new people to have a go.

That’s why we created a digital project for all members of any Making Music groups to be part of - a Virtual Choir & Ensemble. We commissioned a special arrangement of the Make Music Day anthem 'Bring Me Sunshine' which enabled everyone to join in – voice or instrument, improvised percussion, beginner or advanced, music reader or not. The finished video was broadcast on 21 June on the official Make Music Day UK channel, and you can watch it again below.

Find out about how Make Music Day 2020 went, and its digital impact

Read the report

To find out more about Make Music Day in general, visit the website