WORLD
CLASS
MUSIC

Kirklees is a district of world class music that stands proud on its rich and diverse musical heritage.
 
Music is the beat of our heart.
 
It is the sound of our communities and it is the pulse of our towns and villages.

Kirklees,
a place where…

Music is celebrated through a year-round programme of festivals, concerts, gigs and events

Marsden Jazz Festival
Marsden Jazz Festival

Children and young people have access to rich musical experiences and education

Yorkshire Sound Women Network
Yorkshire Sound Women Network © Laura Mateescu
Kirklees Concert Season - Conductor Dalia Stasevska with the Orchestra of Opera North
Kirklees Concert Season © Justin Slee

Music is central to our cultural heritage and is part of our future

Northern Quarter
Northern Quarter

Music is made in pubs and clubs, concert halls and town halls, class rooms, studios, open spaces and places of faith

We want to create MORE music in Kirklees,
that’s open to more people

DRIVING AMBITION

Grand Northern Ukelele Festival
Grand Northern Ukelele Festival © James Millar
Enabling the district’s music sector to grow and flourish

MUSIC FOR HEALTH

HOOT Creative - Arts Hoot Singing and Music
HOOT Creative Arts © Olivia Hemingway

Putting music at the heart of our approach to health and wellbeing

YEAR OF MUSIC 2023

hcmf// - Colin Stetson
hcmf// © Graham Hardy

Creating a year-long celebration of our music heritage and ambitions

FOCUS ON LEARNING

Musica Kirklees Learn to Play
Musica Kirklees

Improving access to music education, skills and training

WORKING TOGETHER

Mrs Sunderland Piano Competition
Mrs Sunderland Piano Competition

Making the most of our music skills, expertise and opportunities

This new MUSiK website aims to bring together Kirklees music projects, news and information in one place. Lots more will be added over the coming months, so do check back regularly. You can also sign-up to receive MUSiK newsletters by email.

Featured Story

Kirklees music festivals: response to COVID-19 and plans for the future

As more and more events and festivals are cancelled due to COVID-19, the Music Festivals Group is focusing on ways to safeguard the sector and find ways to keep audiences…

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music@kirklees.gov.uk May 27, 2020 Featured, News