How to become a Friend of the Festival

Music Lovers are invited to join theFriends of Leicester International Music Festival where you will not only be part of an organisation which plays a vital role in making the annual Festival happen, but also get information on many other musical events taking place in the city and county throughout the year from our twice yearly newsletter.

Formed in 1989 after the success of the first Leicester International Music Festival, the Friends are at the heart of this annual major event in Leicester’s musical calendar.  Year after year performers say how much they enjoy coming to our city where they receive a consistently warm welcome at this intimate Festival, when artists mix with the audience and music lovers have the opportunity to experience the work that goes into preparing for a performance.

Becoming a Friend gives you the satisfaction of knowing you are keeping alive something which is quite special and if you are the sort of person for whom this is appealing, we would love to hear from you.  The annual subscription is £20 (single), £30 (double). From time to time social/fund-raising events are held at which you can meet people with similar musical interests.  We are always keen to hear from Friends with ideas for fund-raising functions and other aspects of the Festival and should you have any thoughts or ideas in this regard, these will always be welcome.

You will receive the following benefits:

  • Advance information and priority booking for all Festival events 
  • Opportunities to meet the Artists 
  • Newsletter with information on musical happenings in Leicester and its county 
  • Social and fund-raising events
  • A discount on Festival tickets

If you would like to join the Friends, please complete and submit the form below or email Tim Riggs at

Forms are also available in New Walk Museum and in the Lunchtime Concert programmes.

Best wishes,

Tim Riggs
Friends Coordinator for Leicester International Music Festival

Friends application form
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