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Welcome to Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

The UK’s largest international festival of new and experimental music

hcmf// is an annual, international festival of contemporary and new music, taking place over 10 days and consisting of approximately 50 events – including concerts, music-theatre, dance, multi-media, talks and film – with a related Learning and Participation programme devised and implemented to reflect the artistic programme and respond to regional need.

hcmf// aims to provide life-changing and unique artistic experiences to as wide an audience as possible; to be an international platform for new music and related contemporary art forms in Britain; to enthuse existing audiences and draw in new ones through adventurous programming and informed, stylish presentation, and to be an active cultural partner within the region.

Perform at hcmf// 2017 // Applications are now invited for hcmf// shorts 2016

hcmf// 2017 : Friday 17 – Sunday 26 November 2017


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Welcome to the 39th Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

This year’s Festival is characterised by the bringing together of disparate forces, to create new sounds, new experiences, and new approaches to music making.

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