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Music for Youth have announced the return of its highly anticipated National Music Festival, taking place from 4-6 July.

This three-day celebration of live music promises to be a spectacular showcase of talent, featuring a diverse range of performances by young musicians from across the UK.

Every July, thousands of young musicians descend on Birmingham, performing at some of the city's most iconic venues as part of this annual festival. The event is open to the public and offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience the vibrant energy and creativity of the next generation of musical talent.

Indulge in three days of vibrant live music! Experience the talents of up-and-coming young musicians across various genres including jazz, soul, funk, choirs, orchestras, and much more.

The festival is open to the public and will be held at Symphony Hall, Town Hall, and CBSO Centre, featuring a Fringe stage in Centenary Square.

Performances by the next generation of young musicians. Not-to-be-missed highlights of this year’s festival include:

- Night of 1000 Voices: A celebration of the voice. Choirs and vocal groups from across the whole country celebrate the joy of singing and the voice in all its many forms. From choristers to gospel, rap and singing.  

- Friday Night Showcase: features some of the most exciting young jazz musicians from across the UK

- Fringe stage’ in Centenary Square: Enjoy a mix of musical performances in the heart of Birmingham, showcasing a variety of genres from jazz and soul to funk and beyond.

- Workshops with music industry professionals: Gain insights and hone your music business skills with guidance from some of the best in the music industry.

- Music for Youth’s new partnership with ABRSM brings a special BBC Ten Pieces workshop to Town Hall, aiming to open up the world of classical music to children and young people, introducing them to a variety of pieces and encouraging them to explore their own creativity.

- Youth Citizens’ Assembly: A specially curated assembly where young people can voice their opinions on the future of the music industry, facilitated by leading industry experts.

For more information about the Music for Youth National Music Festival, including the full schedule and ticket details, please visit mfy.org.uk