When: 7th July 2018
Where: Whiston village, near Rotherham, South Yorkshire
£: Free to watch
What is it?
Brasstonbury is an annual contest, aiming to promote brass band music and raise money for charity. This year’s event will take place on Saturday 7th July and will see a musical showcase from senior bands as well as youth and training bands competing against one another.
The senior bands will play on the main stage at the Sitwell Arms public house car park, whilst the band contest will take place within the historic ‘thatched’ Manorial Barn adjacent to the main stage. Around ten brass bands are expected to perform during the day.
This year’s bands will include Maltby Miners Welfare Band, South Yorkshire Police Band, Chapel Town Silver Prize Band, Throseby Colliery Band and Strata Brass.
The festival is hosted by Whiston Parish Council and aims to be a family friendly fun day out, with the three public houses in the village getting into the festival spirit. As well as the bands there will be a mix of craft, food and amusement stalls around the open spaces of the village, along with the children’s fun rides and other family themed entertainment.
More info: www.facebook.com/Whistfest