THE YEAR IN MUSIC

Throughout the year there’s an amazing line-up of live music to enjoy across Kirklees – from jazz and folk to classical, choral and contemporary, through to big bands, brass bands and Bhangra.

An array of venues host gigs, live bands and DJ nights for fans across the musical spectrum.

Add in the spectacle of carnival, the sights and sounds music theatre, opera and orchestras, our annual piano competition and school’s music festival – and you start to sense the rhythm of music in Kirklees.

MUSIC CREATES COMMUNITIES

And music provides a powerful sense of place. Many of Kirklees’ long-standing festivals, events and concert series sit at the heart of the communities that created them. Across the district, people with passion are preserving musical traditions and venues, as well as creating new places and opportunities to make, play and perform music.

FESTIVALS FOR ALL SEASONS

Throughout the year a vibrant programme of festivals brings music to our towns and villages

ORCHESTRAS, CONCERTS AND CHOIRS

With five Concert Series running from September to March, a packed calendar of classical and orchestral performances and choral concerts includes Huddersfield Choral SocietyHuddersfield Philharmonic OrchestraSlaithwaite Philharmonic OrchestraKirklees Concert Series and Live at the University.

Kirklees Concert Season Opera North
Kirklees Concert Season

MUSIC THEATRE

Huddersfield Light Opera Company
Huddersfield Light Opera Company

Opera and music theatre, ranging from classic to contemporary can be enjoyed at Lawrence Batley Theatre and a myriad of venues across Kirklees whilst long-established amateur companies perform high quality productions.

FROM BRASS BANDS TO BANGHRA

Kirklees has a proud tradition of brass bands; The Holme Valley Brass Band Contest is over 90 years old and many compete at the highest level in the UK – Marsden Silver Prize BandLindley BandHepworth Band, Meltham and Meltham Mills Band and Hade Edge Band to name a few!

One of the oldest Sikh cultural and Bhangra groups in the country, which burst onto the scene in 1968, was based in Huddersfield and the town hosts World Bhangra Day of dance and music.

Huddersfield was also a leading light in the Sound System Culture from the 1960s – 1989 and is kept alive today through venues such as BASSment.

Hade Edge Brass Band
Hade Edge Brass Band

For full listings of music events taking place across Kirklees, visit www.creativekirklees.co.uk

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LIVE MUSIC DIRECTORY:

Cleckheaton Folk Festival

Grand Northern Ukele Festival

Holmfirth Festival of Folk

Holmfirth Musical Festival

Huddersfield Contemporary Festival

Marsden Jazz Festival

Mrs Sunderland Festival

Musica Kirklees School festival

Shepley Spring Festival

Yorkshire Brass Band Championships

Holmfirth Picturedrome

Huddersfield Choral Society

Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra

Slaithwaite Philharmonic Orchestra

Live at the University

The Holme Valley Brass Band Contest

Marsden Silver Prize Band

World Bhangra Day of dance and music

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