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Newcastle Festival

Festival 2022

Festival 2022 will be held on 18th and 19th March.

The Syllabus for 2022 1s now available and can be downloaded from this website,

Entries are now open.

Closing date is 28th January 2022.

Correction of errors in the printed Syllabus.

We are sorry that a few errors occurred in the printed Syllabus. We hope that it will not cause too much confusion.

page 24 EN 143 Instrumental Duet, EN 145 Instrumental Ensemble 16 and under.

page 25 The Coral Gould Award is for solo vocalists under 16 years of age.

page 12 SD 16 is for 7 and under,  SD 17 is for 8 to 11 years.