Durham Brass Festival free concerts 2019 will be very popular, with large crowds of people heading to hear the brass music. Here's a full list of what you can enjoy without a ticket.
The Durham Brass Festival free events take place in locations throughout County Durham, although the majority are in Durham city itself.
You can expect world class brass bands and a wide variety of genres in the Durham Brass Festival free concerts. As always, the Wharton Park concerts are happening again, while there are also several mobile street gigs taking place, including the Big Brass Bus and street events moving around city centre locations.
Here's a full list of when the Durham Brass Festival free events are happening, from gigs and concerts to community days.
Durham Brass Festival free concerts #1: Big BRASS Bash
July 14 and 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 it's 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.
You don't need to book Durham Brass Festival tickets for these: the concerts are free to attend, so just turn up.
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Durham Brass Festival free concerts #2: BRASS on the Bus
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.
Durham Brass Festival free concerts #3: Big BRASS Party
Saturday July 20: Take a picnic to the big brass party which brings together the street bands for a big concert. It's from 6-9pm at Wharton Park and is free.
Durham Brass Festival free concerts #4: Healthy Brass Day
Saturday July 20: A day of workshops and discussions around brass and health with leading musicians, researchers and medical professionals offering advice and information to brass players and anyone with an interest in music and health. It runs from 10am until 5pm and is free.
Durham Brass Festival free concerts #5: Streets of Brass
Saturday to Sunday July 20-21: The street brass bands head on to the streets of Durham city centre for two days of music and brass inspired fun. It'll be taking place from 11am to 5pm in various locations around the city centre - just follow the music to find them. It's free.
Durham Brass Festival free concerts #6: Wharton Park meets the West End
Sunday July 21: The Scottish Swing Orchestra and the Festival Broadway Chorus play brass arrangements of musical theatre hits. It's from 6-8pm at Wharton Park, and is free. The Wharton Park cafe will remain open throughout the event.
Durham Brass Festival free concerts #7: British Trombone Society day
Sunday July 21: The British Trombone Society holds a day of events including recitals, workshops, and a outdoor massed blow. It takes place from 9.30am to 5pm at the Gala.
Tickets are free for society members, £15 non members, £5 non members under 18 and parents/guardians from the booking website. You might also be able to obtain a ticket on the day.
Durham Brass Festival free concerts #8: Wharton Park Summer Brass Series
July 14 to August 25: There is a series of free Sunday afternoon Brass in the Park concerts, by some of the county's finest brass bands, performed in the Wharton Park amphitheatre. The second is on Sunday July 14 from 1-3pm and they continue until August 25.
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