This year's festival will be brought to you online so we can all enjoy the Brass in Concert Championships from the safety of our own homes


The World’s premier brass band entertainment festival returns to Sage Gateshead but in a break with tradition the main events will all be held on Saturday 20th November.

The Brass in Concert Championship features ten outstanding bands performing 23 minute programmes in pursuit of the coveted title “Brass in Concert Champions” and all introduced by the inimitable Frank Renton.

The participants are: Brighouse and Rastrick, Carlton Main Frickley Colliery, Cory, Flowers, Foden’s, Friary, Grimethorpe Colliery, Hammonds Saltaire, NASUWT Riverside, Tredegar

The Brass in Concert festival is widely recognised as a North East Success Story since its creation in 1977 and is the leading event of its kind in the World appealing to all ages and lovers of all forms of music and entertainment.

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A top quality day of brass band presentation featuring many of the finest bands in the land including; world No. 1 ranked band in the world and defending champions Cory, 2018 runners up Carlton Main Frickley Colliery and Brighouse and Rastrick. Multi-media screens display the action as it happens with close up images of the players in the heat of determined competition.

Presented in his inimitable style by Frank Renton, this has become one of the key attractions of the calendar in the marvellous surroundings of one of the most iconic concert halls in the world.

The Brass in Concert Championship strives to provide a platform for the finest brass bands in the world to display and entertain, free of artistic restriction, their excellence as performers of high quality original and arranged brass band music, to be achieved through programmes and presentation reflecting the most current and progressive form of the genre and designed to appeal to both the general listener and aficionados of the discipline.

Our Youth and Education activities are designed to showcase all that is good in live music. Our programmes will deliver support and opportunity for young people to have the right to sample and learn a brass or percussion instrument regardless of background. Don’t miss an incredible weekend of brass entertainment at the Brass in Concert Championship!