Brass Fest returns with annual Whit Weekend spectacle

WORLD FAMOUS Brighouse and Rastrick Band will be joined by special guests from Switzerland for a superb concert in Uppermill in May.

BrassFest 6 A4 Poster‘Brass Fest’ returns to the Civic Hall for a sixth year on Saturday, May 21 for the popular annual Whit Weekend spectacle.

The concert marks the highly anticipated return to the area of world famous, and possibly Saddleworth’s favourite, Brighouse and Rastrick band with new musical director Leigh Baker.

Also playing on the night will be a fantastic Swiss band Musik Frohsinn Oberburg with musical director Jan Muller.

Phil Beckwith, organiser, said: “There will be a fantastic programme to put on a great, entertaining concert so please come along and support the night.”

He added: “I want to say a big thank you to everybody who attended the sell-out Black Dyke Band concert at the Civic Hall last month. It was a terrific night.

“Please keep up your wonderful support and we will keep providing the very best of brass on your doorstep.”

Next year Phil is celebrating 25 years of bringing top brass band concerts to Uppermill and will hosting some special events to mark the anniversary. More details to follow soon.

‘Brass Fest 6’ will take place on Saturday, May 21 at the Civic Hall in Uppermill, starting at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £12 (concessions £11) and are on sale now from Post Offices in Uppermill, Delph, Diggle and Greenfield, as well as Delph Band Club and Saddleworth Museum shop or from Phil Beckwith by calling 07976 165815.

To win a pair of tickets to see Brass Fest 6 at the Civic Hall on Saturday, May 21, simply answer this question:
Which band from Switzerland will perform at Brass Fest 6?
Email your answer, with full name, address and daytime telephone number, to or write to: Brass Fest tickets, Saddleworth Independent, 5 Kinders Crescent, Greenfield, Saddleworth OL3 7JQ.
The first correct entry drawn after the closing date of Friday, March 25 wins the pair of tickets.


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