When: 15th & 16th July 2017, from 10am
Where: Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron, Coach Road, Shropshire TF8 7DQ
£: Free. Tickets for the Brass Night of the Proms charity event cost £10.
What is it?
The annual Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival will take place on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July.
The festival will showcase some of the finest brass bands from Shropshire and the surrounding counties.
The Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival gives visitors the chance to enjoy over 15 hours of brass band music for free. The event will be taking place on The Green at the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron. There will be a bar and other refreshments available, and visitors are welcome to bring a picnic with them.
The event is one of the largest, non-competitive brass band festivals in the country. Around ten different brass bands will play on each day of the festival, from 10.30am.
Bands will include Shrewsbury Brass Band, City of Birmingham Brass Band, Crewe Brass, Salopian Brass, Black Country Brass, Band of the Royal Corps of Signals, Whitchurch Silver Band, Rode Hall Silver Band and Vorsprung Durch Oompah.
On the Saturday evening there will be a charity concert, Brass Night of the Proms, featuring The Jane Memorial Band and The Band of the Royal Corp of Signals. Bands will be playing traditional favourites such as Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory. The concert is open air, and guests can bring along a picnic to enjoy during the event. Tickets for the concert cost £10, and the proceeds will go to Severn Hospice.