We look forward to welcoming you to Holywood for our next Music Festival in January 2022.

The first Holywood Music Festival was held in June 1948 and continued until the 1990s, when a decline in the number of entries led to the decision to close the festival in 1997. In 2001, a number of local music teachers made plans to reinstate the Music Festival and in November 2003 Holywood Music Festival re-opened in the Queen’s Leisure Complex. Since then, the festival has gone from strength. Although the Covid19 pandemic led to the cancellation of the festival in 2020/21, this afforded the festival committee the opportunity to review the event, and the re-vamped festival is scheduled to return in January 2022.

Further details relating to the history of the festival can be found in the Festival timeline page of the website.