Brass in Concert 2023
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Competitive. Riveting. Fanfare to fun times.
Eleven of the finest brass bands in the world come together, each offering a uniquely crafted performance devised to entertain. Innovative and outrageous, technically brilliant and beautifully played: only the best bands play at this annual contest, and no year is the same.
We look forward to you being in the room with us when we discover who will be crowned the 2023 Brass in Concert Champion!
Need to know
Price: from £33.00 or £59.40 for a Brass in Concert Festival Combi ticket
Age: Under 14s need to be accompanied by an adult.
Discounts: get access to World of Brass in Concert, Aspire Day and Championship with a 15% discount.
Approximate Stage Times:
11.10am – 3.20pm
11.10am – 11.45am Grimethorpe Colliery
11.53am – 12.28pm Brighouse & Rastrick
12.36pm – 1.11pm Friary
1.19pm – 1.54pm Eikanger Bjorsvik Musikklag
2.02pm – 2.37pm Hammonds
2.45pm – 3.20pm Fodens
4pm – 7.30pm
4pm – 4.35pm Carlton Main Frickley
4.43pm – 5.18pm Tredegar
5.26pm – 6.01pm Aldbourbe
6.09pm – 6.44pm Flowers
6.52pm – 7.27pm Fountain City
Please note timings are subject to change.
Who’s on stage
The event will see The Glasshouse filled with people who care about and support community music-making, ready to be inspired by the energy and vitality of the best brass bands around.
This year we welcome:
Grimethorpe Colliery, Brighouse and Rastrick, Friary Brass, Eikanger-Bjørsvik Musikklag, Hammonds, Foden’s, Carlton Main Frickley Colliery, Tredegar, Aldbourne, Flowers and Fountain City Brass.
Notable amongst this year’s line-up is the rare opportunity to hear international favourites, North American’s Fountain City, and current Norwegian and Siddis champions, Eikanger.
The day will be hosted by Frank Renton, a living legend in the world of brass bands, having led Grimethorpe Colliery to their famous victory at the National Championships, depicted in the film Brassed Off!
Brass in Concert is the headline event of the annual Brass in Concert Festival, which exists to provide opportunities to young brass and percussion players. Sponsored by Banks Group and Yamaha and delivered in partnership with World of Brass.
More music for your money
Get a ticket for all three main Brass In Concert Festival 2023 events for £59.40.
Your Festival Combi ticket includes:
- Brass in Concert: Aspire Day – Friday 17 November at 3.30pm
- Brass in Concert Gala 2023: BONE-AFIDE and Fountain City Brass Band – Friday 17 November at 7.45pm
- 46th Brass In Concert Championship – Saturday 18 November at 11am
Your discount will be applied at checkout when all performances are added to your cart.