Alnwick International Music Festival

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40th year celebration! Eight days from 1st to 8th August 2015

Every year in early August, Alnwick is filled with the sounds and sights of the International Music Festival.

And this year will be an extra-special milestone as we celebrate our 40th year.

Eight days of passionate folk dancing, music and colourful costumes in the historic surroundings of Alnwick - a unique cultural experience!

Latest news about countries from which we are expecting groups to take part this year:

…and others to be announced.

See our Performers page for more details - we aim to update this with more information soon!

NEW: Festival Workshops Programme (PDF) - for adults and children. Download and  book in!


Welcoming the world to Alnwick - the beating heart of Northumberland!

View and share festival photos via the Alnwick Music Festival Flickr Group

Points for Action:

Slideshow: a selection of images from Alnwick International Music Festival over the past four decades.

Our first festival was in 1976, since when folk song and dance groups from all over the world, including Mexico, the US, Italy, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Belarus, Estonia, Bulgaria and South Korea have taken part.

The symbol of the Festival is a dove, an international symbol of peace. One of the aims of the festival is to promote friendship and understanding between nations, as well as offering great fun for everyone who takes part - performers and spectators alike.

We look forward to seeing you!