A new Durham Brass Festival concert has been added to the schedule for the 2019 event.
The new Durham Brass Festival concert will see the Durham Dales Centre in Stanhope hosting a BRASS Street Ceilidh. The brass ceilidh takes place from 6-8pm on Monday July 15.
While many of the Durham Brass Festival concerts focus on Durham city, the Durham Brass Festival concert lineup already includes two programmes of touring brass gigs that will move around County Durham to play at several towns and villages.
First off, the Big BRASS Bash events take place on Sunday July 14 and Tuesday to Friday July 16-19. The Durham Brass Festival street bands will be visiting schools and as well as performing in locations in County Durham.
On Sunday July 14 Big BRASS Bash is in Newton Aycliffe town park from 3-6pm; on Tuesday July 16 it's at Glenholme Park in Crook from 6-9pm; on Wednesday July 17 it's at Hackworth Park Shildon from 6-9pm; on Thursday July 18 it's at Trimdon Community College from 6-9pm; and on Friday July 19 it's at Jubilee Park in Spennymoor from 6-9pm.
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You don't need to book Durham Brass Festival tickets for the Big BRASS Bash concerts: the gigs are free to attend, so just turn up.
The other series of Durham Brass Festival touring events is the BRASS on the Bus concerts, which take place from Tuesday to Friday July 16-19. A mobile part of Durham Brass Festival, the Big Brass Bus will be taking bands to several locations.
On Tuesday July 16 the Big Brass Bus is at the Apollo Pavilion, Peterlee at 11am, then at the Lanchester Street Ceilidh from 6-8pm. On Wednesday July 17 it's at Chester-le-Street Marketplace from 6-8pm.
On Thursday July 18 it'll be joining the Full Moon Market in Bishop Auckland Marketplace from 6-8pm. And then on Friday July 19 the Big Brass Bus is at Steam Machine, Newton Aycliffe from 7-9pm.
No Durham Brass Festival tickets are needed: all the Big Brass Bus events are free, so just turn up.