Public Service Broadcasting has been announced as the headliner for the upcoming Durham Brass Festival 2024. The alternative rock group is set to take the stage on July 5, where they will perform their critically acclaimed 2017 album ‘Every Valley’ alongside The NASUWT Riverside Band at Durham Cathedral in North East England, a designated World Heritage Site.

Scheduled to run from July 5 to 13, the festival will feature a diverse lineup of performers from various musical backgrounds. Public Service Broadcasting founding member J Willgoose Esq expressed his connection to the North-East, citing his father’s roots in Sunderland as an influence for the coal mining themed album. He emphasized the importance of playing in the region, particularly in light of the 40th anniversary of the miners’ strike.

The collaboration with The NASUWT Riverside Band, known for their previous performances with artists like Richard Hawley and Field Music, is expected to create a memorable night at Durham Cathedral. Band leader Tony Thompson highlighted the significance of the venue’s unique acoustic properties in enhancing the music experience for attendees.

Cllr Elizabeth Scott, the council’s Cabinet member for economy and partnerships, shared her excitement for the upcoming festival, noting the economic benefits it brings to the local community. In addition to Public Service Broadcasting’s performance, other highlights of the event include The Cory Band’s interpretation of King Kong and the return of popular brass mainstays Streets of Brass and Party in the Park.

Tickets for Durham Brass Festival 2024 will be available for purchase starting from 9am on Friday (22.03.24) on the festival’s official website. The event promises to deliver a unique musical experience in the historic setting of Durham Cathedral, showcasing the vibrant culture and talent of the region.

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