INTRODUCING

Brass in Concert Festival 2019

Every third weekend in November, Sage Gateshead is alive with the sound of brass as it hosts the world-famous Brass in Concert Championship.

This year's events

Youth championships

Saturday 16th November 2019 - 12:00pm

Brass in concert championships

Sunday 17th November 2019 - 9:00am

World of Brass in Concert

Saturday 16th November 2019 - 7:30pm

About

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!