Harrogate Music Festival



We’ve launched HIF At Home and HIF Player to bring you all the fun of the Festival whilst you stay safe at home. With never seen before videos of events, including Jazz At Lincoln Centre with Wynton Marsalis, Julian Lloyd Webber performing as the soloist in Elgar’s Cello Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Yehudi Menuhin – a version considered by many to be the finest ever. The Jay Phelps Quartet and The Haggis Horns, alongside many more literature events, playlists, our podcast, book of the month and our children’s resources. Click here to visit HIF AT Home. 

The world-class, Harrogate Music Festival, would have celebrated it’s 54th year in 2020.

Sadly, due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, we have made the disappointing decision to cancel the Harrogate International Festivals Summer Season. For more information please visit our statement here.

Many months of dedicated work went into planning this exceptional season and we were so looking forward to the fantastic programme we had planned. We share in the disappointment that will be felt by the many writers, musicians, thinkers, performers and festival-goers who were set to join us in Harrogate.

We hope to welcome you back to the Festival in July 2021.


“…takes the good name of Harrogate around the world in a way no amount of advertising could achieve.”  Yorkshire Post

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