Festival of Contemporary Music for All 2024

An international platform to create, perform, explore and celebrate contemporary music together.


The Festival of Contemporary Music for All is a biennial event, bringing together music makers of all experiences and backgrounds. With dozens of events occurring throughout the UK and beyond and also online, participants involved have opportunities to premiere commissioned works, engage in side-by-side opportunities alongside professional players and take part in a range of workshops, talks and concerts. As a grassroots expression of music making, the Festival provides opportunities for unique artistic experiences as widely as possible, opening a culture of musical participation in contemporary music making.

The 2024 Festival will take place from 1-24 March. Explore all of the events via the tab above:

You can read about previous Festivals in 2022, 2020, 2018 and 2016.

What is CoMA Festival?

Check out the video's below showcasing highlights from previous festivals


CoMA is grateful to Arts Council of England, Hinrichsen Foundation, PRS Foundation, Foyle Foundation Chalk Cliff Trust and the Vaughan Williams Foundation for their support of the 2024 Festival and Commissioning Programme.

Commissions for the 2024 Festival have additionally been supported by Diaphonique, Franco-British fund for contemporary music, in partnership with the SACEM, the Friends of the French Institute Trust, the British Council, the Institut français, the Institut français du Royaume-Uni, the Centre National de la Musique, Creative Scotland and the Salabert Fondation.

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Heartwarming performances


Saturday, 23rd March 2024

Kouter 29, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

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Of a World that Travels – CoMA Manchester


Saturday, 23rd March 2024

The Sanctuary, Ascension Church Hulme, M15 5TQ

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Ignite London: CoMA Festival 2024

Workshop with Performance

Sunday, 24th March 2024

Octagon, Queen Mary University, 327 Mile End Rd, E14NS

A jam-packed day of workshops with composers and performers.

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