The Festival

The Arun Young Musicians’ Festival was launched in 1981 with the support of the Rotary Club of Littlehampton and has gone on to showcase outstanding young talent every year until the Covid cancellations, giving those young people the opportunity to gain valuable performance experience and receive feedback from experienced musicians. In its early days, the festival had just 30 youngsters taking part but now the festival has grown and attracts entrants to around 40 classes every year.

Within the Festival, these youngsters initially perform alongside each other in vocal and instrumental classes where they are adjudicated and awarded medals and certificates accordingly. These classes now cover all instruments and all levels of competence.

Details of previous Festivals, including last year,  are shown in the drop-down list of this page in the  menu bar above – just hover over Previous Festivals.

Visit regularly if you wish to stay updated on the Festival and any other Arun Young Musicians’ events.