Alnwick International Music Festival

Alnwick International Music Festival


©Alnwick International Music Festival 2018

“Alnwick Alive” - a one day festival of Northumberland culture

Slideshow: Images of performers and audiences from previous Festivals

Alnwick International Music Festival:

The Festival Trustees regret that they have had to take the sad and difficult decision to cancel this years Festival. See next column for more details…

We hope to be back again in 2019.

Registered Charity Number 1090589

Alnwick Alive!!

Sunday 12 August from 10.30am-4pm, Alnwick Market Place.

A one-day festival with local artistes, groups, bands & dancers to celebrate Northumbrian culture traditional & contemporary. Market stalls, street food & more.

If the weather is wet the entertainment continues in the Northumberland Hall.

Click here for more details.

We want to hear from you!

Your feedback is important to us, to ensure we can keep providing the best possible events we want you to have YOUR say! Look out for one our Spirul representatives who will be at the event all day to give your feedback!

Or click here to have your say..

Cancellation: more details

The principal reason for cancelling the 2018 festival is the lack of volunteers, particularly with the necessary technical skills, to support the eight day daytime and evening programme.  

The Festival has been running for 42 years.  In recent years, changes in visa requirements and  difficulty in finding legally compliant accommodation have made it difficult to present the once popular international dance troupes.

As most of the events are free entry, the Festival has always relied on large numbers of unpaid volunteers to keep things going. Unfortunately, the drop off in volunteers has finally made it impossible to guarantee a safe and enjoyable Festival week.

The Trustees are planning to examine all the options for providing a reformatted event for next year.