16 May 2024
Musician performing by monument on Park Lane in Sunderland Make Music Day 2023

WEARSIDE musicians wanting to showcase their talent to a whole new audience can do just that – by signing up for this year’s Make Music Day.

Make Music Day is a worldwide event which is held on 21 June every year and which started in France in 1982 and now takes place in around 125 countries.

The UK first became involved in 2012 and events take place up and down the country, which last year involved Sunderland for the first time.

The aim of the day is to showcase every possible kind of musical genre and the good news is that there is still time for any performers who haven’t yet signed up, to take part.

Make Music Day is being organised by Sunderland BID, Sunderland City Council and We Make Culture, with a reminder call now going out to highlight the available spots.

Busking spaces are being made available in a number of key locations including High Street West, Sunniside, Market Square, Park Lane and the Bridges and anyone interested is being asked to sign up asap.

Sharon Appleby, Chief Executive of Sunderland BID is hoping people will get behind the event and make it as much as a success as last year.

“The beauty of Make Music Day is that it doesn’t matter what kind of music someone performs, there’s a space for everyone,” she said.

“It could be rock and roll, it could be hip hop, it could be swing, it could be pop or folk – there really is room for everyone.

“It’s also a great opportunity for musicians to get live performance experience and to showcase the huge amount of talent we have in the city.

“We would encourage anyone who wants this chance to sign up as soon as possible.”

Slots will be available from 11am to 3pm on the day and people can express their interest by filling out a form at

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