Welcome to the Abingdon Music Festival!

“A festival with a difference – not a competition but a workshop”

The 21st Abingdon Music Festival will run from Friday 04 to Sunday 06 May 2018 at St Helen & St Katharine School, Faringdon Road, Abingdon.

>>  The outline Timetable for this year’s Festival can be viewed here:  abmusfest.org.uk/…/AMF-18-timetable-v4.docx

NEW for this Festival: JAZZ BAND CHALLENGE – Friday 04 May, 8pm   featuring :                                     Jazz bandits, Jedi Jazz and Oxfordshire Youth Big Band.

Festival Concert:  Sunday  7pm.

Hot news: Concerto Competition winners – see Concerto tab.

Abingdon Music Festival caters for all ages, abilities and instruments.

We regularly receive comments that this is a really friendly and informative festival; to those of you who may be new to it, its “difference” means that after every performance, in whatever category, an adjudicator of the highest calibre will give instant comments and helpful advice. Audiences appreciate hearing these assessments immediately instead of having to wait until the end of the class, and performers really enjoy the chance to work on their pieces with an experienced adjudicator.

The only element of competition is that each adjudicator is invited to select items for the final Sunday evening concert.

The 2018 syllabus is available under the ‘Syllabus’ tab.

Entry details are available under the ‘Rules’ tab.

The strict closing date for entries was 01 March 2018; there were virtually no late entry applications.


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The Festival is a member of the British and International Federation of Festivals for Music, Drama and Speech, of which Her Majesty the Queen is Patron.

Abingdon Music Festival Association – Registered Charity no. 1072473