Public Service Broadcasting is set to headline the Durham Brass Festival 2024, taking place from July 5 to July 13. The alternative rock group will be performing their acclaimed 2017 album ‘Every Valley’ alongside The NASUWT Riverside Band at the iconic Durham Cathedral in North East England.

Founding member J Willgoose Esq expressed his personal connection to the North-East, citing his father’s roots in Sunderland as an influence for the album’s focus on coal mining. The album features collaborations with musicians like James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers and Tracyanne Campbell of Camera Obscura, in addition to the 12-piece brass band.

The NASUWT Riverside Band, known for their previous performances with artists like Richard Hawley and Field Music, will bring a unique touch to the event. Band leader Tony Thompson highlighted the significance of the performance marking the 40th anniversary of the miners’ strike, making it a poignant tribute to Durham’s history.

Cllr Elizabeth Scott expressed excitement for the festival, emphasizing the economic benefits it brings to the region. With events like the Brass Festival attracting thousands of visitors and boosting local businesses, the cultural impact of such gatherings is paramount in showcasing what Durham has to offer.

Tickets for the Durham Brass Festival 2024 will go on general sale from Friday, March 22, 2024, via the festival’s website. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience a unique blend of music and culture in the historic setting of Durham Cathedral.

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