Festival Details

Kingston upon Hull Musical Festival


Hull Musical Festival started in 1906 and, apart from the years between 1940 and 1943, has been held annually ever since. It has always been a competitive Festival and became hugely successful, especially during the 1950's & The Festival of Britain, the 1960's, 70's and 80's. It grew in entry numbers to become one of the largest in the country. Each of the Sections - Piano, Vocal and Choral, Instrumental, Verse and Drama, Schools' Dance needed a whole week of performance and adjudication sessions, each, using every morning, afternoon and evening.

The Festival is held at The Albemarle Music Centre, Hull, in March, and is supported by Hull City Council.

The Stage Dance Section continues its successful, reign and is held annually, in February half term, at the Freedom Centre, Hull, where it attracts over 1100 entries.