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Other band festivals around the world

KI partners with longstanding festivals around the world in addition to staging its own festivals. 

These are often local events immersed in the community culture while others are global in nature – this is not an exhaustive list so if you know of another you are interested in then let us know and we can create a participation package for your ensemble with pre and post-concert touring options.


Spring

International Band Championship – Limerick, IRELANDInternational Band Championship – Limerick logo

March
Competitive – marching bands
Marching bands from Europe and the US perform in this - a popular highlight of Limerick's St. Patrick's Festival
For more information on tours featuring this festival email us at info@KIconcerts.com 

 

Harrogate International Youth Festival
Music & Performing Arts – ENGLAND
Harrogate International Youth Festival logo

Dates are over Easter each year
Non-competitive festival for youth choirs, bands and orchestras
4 hours from London
Annual festival held over Easter in the picturesque spa town of Harrogate in North Yorkshire
For more information on tours featuring this festival email us at info@KIconcerts.com 

 


Spring - summer

Padua International Music Meeting – ITALY

Spring/Summer
Non-competitive festival staged in many great venues around Padua
1 hour from Venice
An international festival in a cultured community featuring many individual quality ensembles performing individually
For more information on tours featuring this festival email us at info@KIconcerts.com 

 


Summer

Musica del Mar – SPAINMusica del Mar logo

Mid to late June
Competition
Costa Brava – an hour from Barcelona
Choirs and instrumental ensembles
Competition with a gala performance in a stunning 12th century castle-fortress boasting picturesque views of the Mediterranean

For more information on tours featuring this festival email us at info@KIconcerts.com 

 

Harrogate International Festival – ENGLANDHarrogate International Festival logo

July
Non-competitive
4 hours from London
Cultural arts festival
The festival presents the best of England and the world’s music and culture

For more information on tours featuring this festival email us at info@KIconcerts.com 

 

Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod – WALESLlangollen International Musical Eisteddfod logo

Early July
Competitive and non-competitive
1 hour from Liverpool; 1.5 hours from Manchester
Choirs, bands, orchestras and other performing arts programs of all ages
4,000 performers and 50,000 visitors converge on this quaint Welsh town annually for this most famous of Eisteddfods

For more information on tours featuring this festival email us at info@KIconcerts.com 

 

International Band Championship
– Clonakilty, IRELAND
International Band Championship – Clonakilty, Ireland logo

Early July
Feature performance as part of national competition
1 hour from Cork
Perform as an invited international guest band alongside the best of Ireland’s bands as part of a traditional local Irish town’s celebration
For more information on tours featuring this festival email us at info@KIconcerts.com 

 

Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival
– Vienna, AUSTRIA
Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival logo

Early to mid-July
Competitive and non-competitive
Youth choirs, bands and orchestras
Inviting youth music ensembles from all over the world to Vienna, the capital of music, offering concerts in grand venues

For more information on tours featuring this festival email us at info@KIconcerts.com 

 

Stirling Bridge International Youth Arts
Festival – SCOTLAND
Stirling Bridge International Youth Arts Festival logo

July
Non-competitive festival
1 hour from Edinburgh
Choirs, bands, orchestras and other youth performing arts programs
Week-long festival culminating in a gala performance at Scotland’s newest performance venue, the world class Perth Concert Hall
For more information on tours featuring this festival email us at info@KIconcerts.com 

 

Lisbon International Youth Music Festival – PORTUGALLisbon International Youth Music Festival logo

July to August
Non-competitive Festival
Festival presenting youth choirs, orchestras and bands from all over the world
For more information on tours featuring this festival email us at info@KIconcerts.com 

 

Aberdeen International Youth Festival – SCOTLANDAberdeen International Youth Festival logo

End July/Early August
Competitive and non-competitive
2.5 hours from Edinburgh
Youth choirs, bands, orchestras and other performance genre
One of the largest celebrations of youth performing arts in the world
For more information on tours featuring this festival email us at info@KIconcerts.com