BRASS 2016

10 years of blowing our own trumpet

14 – 17 July 2016


BRASS is back in July 2016 and it promises to be the brassiest yet as Durham’s annual festival celebrates its 10th anniversary. With outdoor extravaganzas, brasstastic collaborations and even its own fringe events programme.

What’s on

BRASS Speakeasy
14 July
Durham Town Hall

For one night only BRASS is putting on the Ritz at Durham Town Hall for a 1920s inspired evening of music, entertainment and all around whoopee! We will take you back in time at our exclusive speakeasy where only the secret password will let you in.

The Hot 8 Brass Band
15 July
Gala Theatre

New Orleans’ premier purveyors of jazz-infused funk and hip hop marching band music, Hot 8 Brass Band return to BRASS as part of their 10th anniversary celebrations. Following their recent Grammy nomination for their striking second album, The Life & Times of …The Hot 8 Brass Band.

The Durham Hymns
16 July
Durham Cathedral

Lyrics: Carol Ann Duffy Music: Orlando Gough, Jessica Curry, Jonathan Bates, Performed by The Centenary Choir and Brass Band with Voices of Hope  A century on from the Battle of the Somme, we mark the anniversary with a major new work for brass band and choir..

Streets of BRASS
16 July – 17 July
Durham City Centre

Back for 2016 and bigger and better than ever! With a different funky beat on every corner, Streets of BRASS brings Durham City to life with 2 full days of free live entertainment. We have 13 bands performing this year – guaranteeing to have something for everyone.

The Fairey Brass Band
17 July
Gala Theatre

Founded in 1937, the Band has been National Champions of Great Britain on 9 occasions and had victories at the European Championships, the All England Masters and the English Nationals.


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Event Information


14 July 2016

Price range

No Booking Required