The 999 Festival is an important annual event in the emergency services calendar. It brings together senior government leaders, the emergency services and the public to celebrate the work of the NHS and emergency services.

The 999 Festival rotates across the UK each year. In 2018 Manchester Cathedral hosted the Festival; in 2019, St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh hosted the event; in 2020 a special online programme was made due to the Coronavirus; and in 2021, Belfast Cathedral is due to host the 999 Festival.