Watford Celebrates Make Music Day at Cassiobury Park

Watford was one of over 1000 towns and cities around the world that joined the international Make Music Day celebration with hundreds of people turning up for a public concert in Cassiobury Park on Friday, June 21, 2019.

The one-day event saw free, live musical performances take place in 120 countries around the world on the longest day of the year. Musical festivities in Watford included local schools making instruments and music. Electric Umbrella - a collaboration of professional musicians and adults with learning disabilities - brought the party to the bandstand in the park and were followed by a slice of Havana with the anglo-cuban Swanvesta Social Club.

Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor said “Music has been shown to strengthen social connectivity, reduce stress, lower blood pressure, stimulate memory, and is integral to a well-rounded, enjoyable life. By participating in Make Music Day, Watford Borough Council and the town encourage every form of music making. Make Music Day will be held on Saturday next year, and we are looking to make it even bigger and better”

Every Sunday afternoon, up until September, there will be a different performance at the bandstand (2pm - 4pm), including the popular music and dance extravaganza BigJiveSwing on Sunday 28 July. You can view the full list of Big Bandstand acts at