Road closures for Streets of Brass will be in place when the Durham Brass Festival event kicks off this weekend.
The Streets of Brass road closures will affect several locations around Durham city centre, but only on Saturday.
Streets of Brass takes place on the final weekend of Durham Brass Festival, Saturday and Sunday July 20-21, from 11am t0 5pm. It's a key part of the Durham Brass Festival when bands take to the streets and play brass music in informal concerts around Durham city.
Where are the Streets of Brass road closures?
The roads that will be closed for Streets of Brass are Market Place, Saddler Street, Back Silver Street and Fowler's Yard.
When are the Streets of Brass road closures?
They will be closed to vehicles on the Saturday from 10.30am to 5.30pm when Durham city centre is at its busiest. The roads will remain open on Sunday when the volume of traffic is smaller.
How about buses?
Bus services into the city will not be affected by the Streets of Brass road closures, although the cathedral bus route and timetable will be amended on Saturday. One bus will be in operation every 20 minutes from Durham railway station to the foot of Claypath via Walkergate.
City centre car parks will be open as usual and visitors can also use the Park and Ride services, located at Belmont, Sniperley and Howlands. A direct bus runs every ten minutes to the city centre from each site.
Cabinet member for transformation, culture and tourism councillor Joy Allen said: "This year's BRASS festival has been fantastic, bringing brass music from all over the world to the towns and villages of County Durham.
"This not only encourages communities to get together but it attracts more visitors, boosting the local economy and inspiring the next generation of performers.
"Streets of Brass is one of our most popular events and we are looking forward to welcoming people into our beautiful city this weekend."