This year we’ve streamlined the syllabus and gone online for class entries. We hope you like the changes. The Main Festival in February 2020 is in Swansea Guildhall as usual, and Schools’ Day has moved to a new location at St Mary’s Church Swansea on 31st January – ahead of the main festival. The BBC NOW workshop is at Bishop Gore School on Tuesday 28 April and Tuesday 5 May 2020 from 6.00-8.00pm.

All entries take place via our Eventbrite page below. Scroll through to select your classes – listed in the same sections as the printed syllabus. Competitive classes (suffix C) are first in each section followed by Non-Competitive (suffix N). If there’s a discrepancy in the syllabus, this registration version is definitive. At checkout you will be asked to pay and to provide performer information for each class. There’s a user guide with more details below if you need help

Please don’t forget – registration closed on 31st October 2019 for the main festival and will close on the 31st March 2020 for the BBC NOW workshop, no late entries will be possible because the entry line will cease to be live. Email if you get stuck.


ONLINE ENTRY REGISTRATION—new for the 2020 AFYM Festival


  1. Registration is available on the AFYM website
  2. AFYM uses Eventbrite to host its online entry to classes and workshops for the 2020 Festival, and to manage online payment processing. Eventbrite is a worldwide company used by large and small organisations for events and has secure approved payment systems.
  3. Registration is open until 31 October 2019 for the Main Festival and for Schools’ Day, and until 1 December 2019 for the BBC NOW Orchestral Workshop. No entries are possible after the closing dates.
  4. Registrations are required even if there is no fee for entry (e.g. workshops, schools’ day).
  5. Payment is made online by credit or debit card or by PayPal.
  6. There are no additional costs beyond the class entry fees or programme purchase price.
  7. There are no refunds.
  8. Performers under 18 years of age must be registered by a ‘Responsible Adult’; by default this is the card holder paying for the entries online, or the named adult ‘contact’ for free-of-charge classes.
  9. It will be helpful to have the current syllabus with you when you select your classes and pay for your entries.
  10. When registering you are required to complete all information necessary for each performer to enter each class. For multiple entries you may find it easiest to group transactions either by class (entering multiple performers) or by performer (entering multiple classes). You can register additional entries as many times as you like until registration closes. If necessary, you can make limited changes to your entries until the registration closing date.
  11. During registration you will not be required to state the music to be played, but you will have to state it at the Festival, so be prepared when you attend.
  12. Once you have registered and paid, a confirmation email will show the details you have entered. This email will be sent to the Responsible Adult. If you don’t receive the email on the same day, please check your email address is correct on your entry, and also notify AFYM that you have registered – email .
  13. Once classes have been scheduled they are made available on the AFYM website, and a notification email is sent advising dates, times and venues of your specific classes. This email is sent only to the Responsible Adult.
  14. If you purchase a Festival Programme online it will be mailed to you before the Festival.
  15. If you have registration difficulties that you cannot resolve, please contact Caroline Johnson—email, or phone 07917 353889 if it is urgent.

This is the first time AFYM has enabled online registration of entries. The process has been tested before going ’live’ but we ask for your patience if there are any initial teething troubles.

We hope you have a smooth and trouble-free registration experience, and we look forward to seeing you at the 2020 Festival.