The Rainhill Music Festival is held annually in the historic village of Rainhill, Merseyside.

Our week long programme of events has something for all ages, with the main aim being to give young people a platform to perform. As well as an Evening Concert Series featuring the highest professional talents in the area, the festival holds two competitions for Rainhill’s resident stars of the future (the Rainhill Young Musician of the Year and Battle of the Bands), as well as giving Masterclasses and Workshops to children to encourage their own musical development.

The festival officially launched in October 2010 and from then has gone from strength to strength, offering a wide variety of music that is free for under 16's to attend for the entire week.

We have just finished our 2013 festival, which was a great success - you can see photos of some of the events in our gallery. We are currently busy planning our 2014 Festival, which will be from November 9th to 15th.

We are also planning fundraising events throughout 2014, so please keep checking Facebook, Twitter and our website for regular updates.