The Festival of Contemporary Music for All is a biennial event where CoMA and our many partners celebrate the joy of participating in contemporary music making. With events occurring throughout the UK and beyond, there are opportunities to premiere commissioned works alongside professional players and take part in a range of workshops and concerts. As a grass-roots expression of music making the Festival sets out to empower musicians of all kinds to serve as catalyst and a challenge for what happens next in new music.
The next Festival will take place 4-6 March 2022 and we hope to launch it in February 2021, assuming the current crisis is over.
The most recent Festival in 2020 took place in 23 locations across the UK and Europe, involved over 60 partners and more than 70 new works were performed. You can also see information about the 2018 and 2016 Festival.
We are part of the Keychange initiative encouraging festivals and music organisations to achieve a 50:50 gender balance by 2022.