Alnwick International Music Festival

©Alnwick International Music Festival 2015. Website design by Andrew Duff

Our next festival will be from 30th July to 6th August 2016

Every year around the end of July/ beginning of August, Alnwick is filled with the sounds and sights of the International Music Festival.

Eight days of passionate folk dancing, music and colourful costumes in the historic surroundings of Alnwick - a unique cultural experience!

Planning for our 2016 festival is now well under way, with a variety of song and dance groups from around the world in prospect.

Watch this space in the coming months for more news about participating groups!

For a flavour of previous festivals, see the slide show on this page, and see our Performers page for more details of groups that took part in 2015.


Welcoming the world to Alnwick since 1976

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.

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

We look forward to seeing you!

 …the beating heart of Northumberland!