Get involved: Make Music Day UK
15 Jun 2021
Whether you’re a musician, a promoter, a venue, or just want to see what the UK music scene has to offer, you can get involved in Make Music Day on 21 June 2021.
Make Music Day is both an international annual day of music making and an ongoing campaign. The day of music making is a free celebration of music that takes place in 125 countries on the 21 June every year. The ongoing campaign creates cultural communities by:
- Fostering connections in music-making
- Supporting the development of skills
- Promoting music to new audiences via free music events and participatory projects
Make Music Day first came to the UK in 2012 and the number of gigs taking place has been growing year on year. 2017 was the first UK-wide coordinated event with support and funding from national organisations resulting in 147 performances. In 2020, there were 1,739 performances live and online.
Individuals can get involved by performing, organising a gig, convincing a venue to take their music outside or lending your time, equipment and support – there are countless ways to get involved in the world’s largest grassroots music movement.
Make Music Day UK is currently supported by an alliance of over fifty organisations, headed by Making Music and Music for All with support from Arts Council England, Creative Scotland, Hal Leonard Europe, the NAMM Foundation, Musicians’ Union and ABRSM. Make Music Day UK is part of the international Make Music Alliance.