When: 2nd July 2016
Where: Whiston village, near Rotherham, South Yorkshire
£: Free to watch
What is it?
The Whiston Festival of Brass is an annual contest, aiming to promote brass band music and raise money for charity.
This year the festival, which is also affectionately known as ‘Brasstonbury’, will take place in Whiston village on Saturday 2nd July.
Brass bands will march through the village to the contest venue, where they will perform on a purpose-built outdoor stage to a seated audience. This will be followed, in the evening, by a ‘Last Night of the Proms’ style concert.
The brass bands will be competing for trophies, awarded for the most entertaining programme, best instrumentalist, and best junior band.
The Whiston Festival of Brass is a popular family event and has plenty of attractions in addition to the brass bands. This year there will be children’s rides, a fun fair, craft and village style fete stalls, hog roasts, ice cream vans, BBQs, outdoor bars, tombolas, raffles and competitions.
More info: www.whistonfestivalofbrass.co.uk