Welcome to BRASS!
Our eclectic, vibrant and colourful celebration of brass music in all its forms – artistically excellent, rooted in our communities, and welcoming to everyone.
Taking inspiration from the brass band heritage of County Durham, the festival weaves together all musical genres into a vibrant and entertaining five-day festival taking place across the county. With headline performances in iconic locations from some of the UK’s finest artists, to schools’ gigs, and an inclusive engagement programme, the festival culminates is a massive three-day free concert.
BRASS is a key part of our festival and events programme and reflects our commitment to cultural-led regeneration. As well as boosting the economy and raising the county’s reputation as a cultural destination at a critical time, BRASS aims to bring communities together, create unforgettable experiences for people of all ages.
We can’t wait to welcome you.