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Durham’s Brass Festival is always a highlight on the musical calendar – largely thanks to its innovative serving of top-class musical talent, energising performances, free concerts and community activities.

Artists including Public Service Broadcasting, NASUWT Riverside Band and The Cory Band are already lined to perform at the festival, which takes place at a variety of venues across the city from Friday 5th-Saturday 13th July, and further announcements include some special collaborations.

The Brassed On event returns to Durham’s Town Hall on Sunday 7th July, and will see one-off collaborations between two of the region’s most exciting artists and thrilling brass bands who will add an extra special dimension to their sounds. Sunderland-based Brazilian-born alt. pop artist Nadedja will team up with Leeds-based rabblerousers Loud Noises, while modern folk artist Hector Gannet will be collaborating with NOLA-influenced band NuSound Brass. The event will be compered by BBC Introducing DJ Shakk.

Last year’s Brassed On event saw Tom A Smith and Sisi paired up with phenomenal contemporary brass bands The Original Pinnettes and Loud Noises, culminating in an incredible mash-up of joyful sounds. Find out about the collaborations and watch some of the performances in our new NARC. TV mini-documentary, filmed by Art Mouse, due out later this month!

Another new announcement for the festival comes from funk band Smoove & Turrell, who will present their Northern Coal Experience DJ set at Durham Town Hall on Friday 12th July.

Tickets for all events can be found here.

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