Brass music festival returns for final bash of the summer

A carnival atmosphere will descend on a town park next month when an international brass festival sees out the summer with one last bash.

Adverse weather conditions forced Durham County Council and Great Aycliffe Town Council to cancel the Big BRASS Bash party due to take place in Newton Aycliffe on 20 July.

However, they were determined residents would not miss out on the brilliance of BRASS and quickly set about organising a new party for the town.

This week, the date for the rescheduled event was confirmed as Sunday, 2 September, when, between 4pm and 7pm, Great Aycliffe residents can enjoy live music and dancing in Town Park. Entry is free and food and drinks will be available to buy on the site, which is located near Burn Lane in Newton Aycliffe.

BRASS is an international festival which celebrates the rich diversity of brass music in the 21st century. Events take place across County Durham every July, with more than 37,000 people joining in the fun this year.

Paul Gudgin, the festival’s artistic director, said: “We are delighted to announce the new date and are looking forward to sharing the joy of brass music with Great Aycliffe residents. We will be releasing further details about the event over the coming weeks.”