Alnwick International Music Festival

©Alnwick International Music Festival 2016. Website design by Andrew Duff

Back Next Year! Saturday 29th July to Saturday 5th August 2017

Once again Alnwick resounded to eight days of creative musical talent reflecting the diverse cultural riches of the UK and wider world.

Whilst we are not able (for reasons beyond our control) to host large groups of overseas performers, we were amply compensated by a surprising wealth of authentic British Isles-based talent representing Ukraine, Japan, Ireland, Africa, USA, Australia, Scotland, England and our own Northumberland.

This was served up via the genres of Folk, Jazz, Blues, Celtic, Balkan, Americana and World Fusion… and live poetry. Many new and emerging young performers also took part. For more information see our 2016 Performers page.

An array of workshops plus a tea dance and a family ceilidh added to the enjoyment.

 Our 2016 Festival has ended on a high note!

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

Special appeal: the Festival needs you!

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

Welcoming the world to Alnwick since 1976

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 people and cultures, as well as offering great fun for everyone who takes part - performers and spectators alike.

We look forward to seeing you next year!

 …the beating heart of Northumberland!