The Barnsley Music hub celebrates school children's talent with musical festivals!

Young musicians from across Barnsley are set to impress as part of a series of celebrations hosted by the Barnsley Music Hub. Running for 15 years, this is the return to in-person performances, having been held virtually over the previous two years.   

Barnsley Schools' Vocal Festival 2022 

This festival celebrates the dedication and talent of school choirs across Barnsley, and will be hosted at the Metrodome Arena this June. The concert features performances from: 

  • High View Primary 
  • Athersley South Primary 
  • Penistone St John's Primary 
  • Tankersley St Peter's Primary 
  • Carlton Primary Academy 
  • Worsbrough Common Primary  
  • Jump Primary school.  

The vocal festival takes place over two days and has tickets priced at £5 for adults and £3 for concessions. Performances start at 6pm on: 

  • Tuesday 28 June 
  • Wednesday 29 June.

Key Stage Two Music Festival  

This festival showcases the instrumental achievements of pupils aged 7 to 11 who have received first access to music lessons at school. Over 50 schools across Barnsley will come together and perform concerts featuring woodwind, brass, string, percussion and more.  

The Key Stage Two Music festival takes place over three days in June at the Metrodome Arena, with tickets available on the door for £3. Performances from 10.30am and 1.30pm on: 

  • Tuesday 28 June 
  • Wednesday 29 June  
  • Thursday 30 June 

Cllr Robert Frost, Barnsley Council's Cabinet Spokesperson for Place (Regeneration and Culture), said: "Barnsley is a place that fosters growth and ambition, and we are extremely proud of all the young people who have worked with Barnsley Music Hub this year. Every performer has worked hard to hone their skills, and to see them all on stage, showing off their talent is amazing. I encourage everyone to attend the music festivals and support our young music makers."  

Barnsley Music Service is funded by the Arts Council. It offers children and young people from age 5 to 18 the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, make music with others, learn to sing, progress and enjoy music-making. To find out more, visit Barnsley Music Service or email 

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