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Huddersfield Contemporary
Music Festival

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

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

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.

View the hcmf// 2017 programme

Download the hcmf// 2017 programme guide (pdf / 6.94mb)


Be a part of hcmf// 2017

Volunteers required

It’s that time of year again and we are looking for stewards to help us run the 40th Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.

This year’s festival will run from Friday 17 – Sunday 26 November and is a great way to gain experience of working in live events, meet people and also see lots of concerts for free!

The energy, enthusiasm and commitment of the 2016 Festival team was incredible, and everyone involved succeeded in bringing new music and life-changing experiences to audiences from around the UK and across the globe.

We generally ask our stewards to do between 6-8 shifts plus 1 shift on the information desk.

If you would like to get involved please send an email to l.day@hud.ac.uk with your availability and any concert preferences you may have.

2016 volunteer Harrison Collins shares his hcmf// highlights

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    Laura Jayne Bowler: ‘My pieces are never just a piece of music’

Contact hcmf//


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Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

Festival Office +44 (0) 1484 472900
Tickets +44 (0) 1484 430528
Room CAM1/10, University of Huddersfield,
Huddersfield, HD1 3DH