Man sitting down playing guitar amongst other musicians

World Music Day — 21 June 

World Music Day celebrates the act of performing music and encourages people to play an instrument and make music.

It evolved from The Fête de la Musique, which first took place in Paris in 1982 and has grown to a worldwide event celebrated every year on 21 June. 

This World Music Day we’re asking music lovers to come together to celebrate the people behind the music by hosting a fundraising event in June in aid of Help Musicians and sister charity Music Minds Matter.

The charity was so easy to work with and they really took the pressure off organising a fundraising event. We are happy knowing the money we raised has gone to an amazing cause and the charity were truly grateful for our support.” –
Vicky Cornilius | Music student at BIMM Bristol

Ways to celebrate World Music Day and help musicians 

Whether you play an instrument or not, there are a number of ways that you can support Help Musicians this World Music Day and we have all of the tools to help you:

  • Collections
    If you have a music event planned, consider carrying out a collection* by displaying donation posters at your event or by holding a cash collection.
  • Spread the word on your socials
    Include our World Music Day QR code on your own social media networks and help us spread the word about the support that we offer to musicians.
  • A shout out at your gig
    Help us to help musicians by making a mention of the charity and the services we offer at your music and social events in June. Our World Music Day fundraising pack includes some wording you can use.
  • Get quizzing
    Host a music quiz inviting your friends/​family to take part.
  • Feeling creative?
    If you have your own music related fundraising idea let us know.

Don’t forget

We’d love to see your World Music Day photos, please tag in Help Musicians and use the #HelpMusicians and #WorldMusicDay.

*please seek permission from the event organiser before carrying out collections, see full T&C’s here

Sign up here to get your free World Music Day resources pack 

Your pack will include all of the information and resources you need to fundraise and raise awareness for Help Musicians.

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I first heard about Music Minds Matter through a conversation with the charity’s principal ambassador Chris Difford. From there, I learned more about the charity and decided to play a fundraising gig on World Mental Health Day. Reaching out for mental health support can be challenging and I think Music Minds Matter are a great place to start — the charity is run by people who really care and want to make a difference
Henry Grace | Musician