This second Festival mainly took place over the weekend of 2-4 March 2018. Despite the extreme weather conditions, most of the Festival events went ahead as planned, however there were some postponements until later in the year.
The Festival took place in 21 locations across the UK and Europe and over 900 adult amateur and youth musicians took part. 86 contemporary works representing 79 composers and 27 premieres were performed.
Please follow the links on the map for an overview of what happened at each of the locations.
There were over 50 partners.
National and international Festival partners include British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA), British Council, CoMA, Edition Peters, Faber Music, Making Music, Music Mark, NMC Recordings, nonclassical & Sound and Music.