Playing electric guitar
Date and time
  • Fri 17 June 2022 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Price £4+VAT per child with accompanying adults attending free SOLD OUT
Venue National Trust Killerton, Broadclyst EX5 3LE

We are SO excited to confirm that The Mix, our annual festival for children and young people, will return on 17-18 June 2022! You can look forward to live music performances and interactive workshops, guaranteed to enthuse and inspire children and young people (and those that work with them!) about music, performance and creativity – the full line up is as follows…

Main Stage – bring a picnic and enjoy live music performances on the Main Stage…

  • Back Chat Brass 10am
  • BSO Resound 10.45am
  • ‘Piano Bike Girl’ – Chloe Marie Aston 11.30am
  • ‘One Man Street Band’ – Vincent Touret 12.15pm
  • Chulmleigh College ‘BIG Sing’ with Debbie Kent 1pm
  • String Fever 1.45pm
  • ‘The Didgeridoo Man’ – Chris Holland 2.30pm
  • Wren Music 3.15pm

Workshops – interactive music workshops for children and young people (and those that works with them!) 

  • String Fever | Giles, Ralph, Graham and Neal are String Fever, “the world’s first genetically modified string quartet”. Using electric instruments to create their own unique sound, String Fever combine exceptional musical skill with a talent for engaging audiences, to create a performance that’s funny, frantic, and frenetic.
  • Ceilidh | Originating from the Gaelic word for ‘gathering’ or ‘party’, our ever-popular Ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee), led by Wren Music, will involve a fun-filled and interactive session of traditional music and folk dancing for all abilities.
  • Back Chat Brass | Rooted in pop, funk and hip hop, you’ll love the big, bold sound of this New Orleans-inspired brass group as you get down with their brassy beats. As Live Music Now artists, Back Chat Brass have toured the country, delivering educational performances for schools.
  • Body Percussion | Fun, creative, and engaging activities, suitable for all ages and experiences – join Beat Goes On for this high-energy STOMP-style body percussion workshop, exploring rhythms from around the world, without the aid of an instrument!
  • BSO Resound | As the world’s first disabled-led professional music ensemble, BSO Resound have gained high profile international attention for their ground-breaking performances and advocacy for equality, changing peoples’ perceptions of what disability is and what disabled people can achieve.
  • Let’s Play | Renowned music educators, Elfyn Jones and Kip Pratt from Sonopera, explore a plethora of playground and active/game songs in their own inimitable style, as part of this interactive vocal workshop.
  • Ukulele | Try your hand at the ukulele as David Gray guides you through the basics of learning this fun and accessible musical instrument.
  • Create & Sing | Step into the world of opera! Join Anthony Chamberlain as part of the Royal Opera House’s Create & Sing programme to explore Humperdink’s setting of the story of Hansel and Gretel.

Bitesize – shorter, taster workshops for children and young people (and those that works with them!)

  • Drum Devon | Explore the vast and wonderful world of drumming with James Carr from Drum Devon. Find out how on drum pattern managed to entrance the globe and spark iconic rhythmical movements all over, from West Africa to the Caribbean, USA, Brazil and back to Europe.
  • Outdoor Percussion | Our Music Station outdoor percussion set features xylophones, metallophones, chimes, and pipe drums and has been designed for use in your playground. Alfie Pugh will take you through the basics and then help you to explore this fun piece of equipment.
  • Music & Storytelling | Storytellers Kip Pratt and Chris Holland join the team from Devon School Library Service to explore how music can enhance a story.

Drop in activities and exhibitors (no booking required!)

  • Try your hand at DJing and music production with Sound Communities.
  • Have a go at bell ringing with the Guild of Devonshire Ringers.
  • Chat to Vicci and Emma from Daisi about what music means to you!

Taking place over two days at the National Trust’s Killerton Estate, admission on the Friday will be exclusively reserved for school groups and has now SOLD OUT.

Saturday is open to families and the general public and feature performances from county music groups and other Hub funded activities, as well as a huge range of interactive workshops for all the family.