Everyone’s invited to take part in the UK’s largest youth music festival!
This year the Music for Youth Regional Festival will take place between February and April in over 30 locations nationwide. This is the first festival as part of our annual season, and we are planning to welcome 30,000 young musicians to take part in performances across the UK.
The Regional Festival is free to take part in and open to any type of group, style of music, and standard of playing. We only ask that you're a group of two or more musicians, aged 21 or under.
The Regional Festival is a fantastic chance for young musicians to perform and share their music, listen to performances from other groups, meet other musicians and gain expert advice from professional musicians and music educators: our Music Mentors.
If you attend a Regional Festival or submit a recording as part of the Regional Festival (please sign up to Mentor on Call if you wish to submit a recording rather than attend a live event), you will be invited to attend the 2023 National Festival – look out for more information soon.
See below list of festival events happening near you!
Ealing and Harrow Regional Festival, Ealing Christian Centre 268 Northfield Avenue, Ealing, London W5 4UB, Wednesday 1st March 2023
Cornwall Regional Festival, Truro Methodist Church, Friday 3rd March 2023
Register Your Local Event
In addition to the festival locations listed above which are run by our local partners and MFY collaboratively, the Regional Festival consists of a series of smaller local concerts managed independently, all sitting under the 'Regional Festival' umbrella to create the UK’s largest music festival for young musicians.
Run your own live or virtual music event, eg. A Music Hub concert or WCET sharing event and let us know that you would like to invite an MFY Music Mentor to attend or review. For more information, please email our Programmes Department.
Book a Mentor on Call Session
Our Music Mentors are the ‘eyes and ears’ of Music for Youth, feeding back on performance standards, making recommendations for progression opportunities within our programme, giving expert advice via our new ‘Mentor on Call’ scheme. Mentor on Call can take the form of private sessions with teachers, with teachers and their performance groups, or with individual students.
“The best part of the session was feeling like I was worth being invested in and just knowing that I could connect and vibe with someone who was a professional and so much more established and senior in the field!! It was really validating and so much fun as well!!”- Young Musician, Participant