TEN days of events featuring almost 60 events including concerts, music-theatre, dance, multi-media, talks and film. That’s hcmf.

Here are a few festival facts.

l For 35 years the festival has been consistently successful, won awards and world-wide recognition.

orld-wide recognition

l BBC Radio 3 is its broadcast partner and broadcasts from the festival reach an audience of over 9 million each year

l The festival won a prestigious PRS award in 2010, described as ‘… a shining example of global ambition’

l The festival commissions and programmes around 10 new works each year

l It has presented 381 world premieres and 813 UK premieres with more planned for the future

l It has involved over 5,745 individuals in 50 different projects since 1991 as part of its Learning & Participation programme.

l Its estimated economic Impact on Huddersfield over the 10 days of the festival is £1.2 million.