Bands get Brassed On for Yorkshire Festival

The entertainers – Shepherd Group Concert Brass Band in action for Brassed On York 2013
20 Jun 2014 @ 5.19 pm
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The entertainers – Shepherd Group Concert Brass Band in action for Brassed On York 2013
The entertainers – Shepherd Group Concert Brass Band in action for Brassed On York 2013

The 2014 Brassed On York Festival this weekend (June 21 and 22) sees the biggest line-up yet of brass bands playing in York.

Popular York-based bands and visiting Yorkshire bands will play throughout the day in York on Saturday, June 21, while on Sunday, New York Brass Band play the York Festival of Food and Drink.

The world-famous Black Dyke Band round off a packed weekend with a special Yorkshire prom concert at York Barbican.

The Brassed On York festival – now in its fourth year – will be playing host to more than a dozen bands as part of York’s celebrations for the Yorkshire Festival to welcome the Tour de France.

Another nine regional brass band concerts are being held across Yorkshire as part of the Tour de Brass organised by Brassed On York.

This year, Brassed On York has two performance areas in the city centre for the brass bands day on Saturday June 21, with bands playing in the food festival entertainment marquee and in the main performance area in Coppergate Shopping Centre.

The programme

York Railway Institute Band play the food festival marquee
York Railway Institute Band play the food festival marquee

Saturday, June 21

York Food Festival marquee, Parliament Street
Seating provided, free entry

11am-noon Wetherby Silver Band

12.30pm-1.30pm Kippax Brass Band

2pm-3.00pm: York Railway Institute Band

3.30pm-4.30pm: Shepherd Group Brass Band

Coppergate Shopping Centre
Unseated, free

10.30pm-11.00am: Shepherd Group Brass Academy

11.15am-11.45am: York RI Golden Rail Development Band

12-12.50pm: Shepherd Group Youth Band

1.05pm-1.55pm: York RI Golden Rail Band

2.10pm-3pm: Shepherd Group Concert Brass Band

3.15pm-4.05pm: Ebor Brass Band

Sunday, June 22

York Food Festival marquee, Parliament Street

2pm-4pm: New York Brass Band

York Barbican

7.30pm: Black Dyke Band: Yorkshire Prom

Tickets for Black Dyke cost £13.50 (under 16s £5) from York Barbican