Bolsover Festival of Brass ready for worldwide kick-off

There will a full day of brass band entertainment to enjoy for free from the Bolsover Festival of Brass — so make sure you log in on the day...

  The Bolsover Festival of Brass will take place this Sunday from 9.00am

Bands are putting their final touches to their entertainment programmes as they prepare to showcase their talents to the world at the Bolsover Festival of Brass this weekend.

The event is once again being broadcast live, with contenders in each section having the chance to impress not only the adjudicators but their fans and supporters across the banding globe — and all for free!

Early kick off

Hosted by Iwan Fox of 4BR and Chris Thomas of Brass Band World magazine, it all kicks off at the Heritage High School in Clowne on Sunday morning around 8.45am — with the first bands in the First and Fourth Sections taking to the stage on the stroke of 9.00am.

There are 14 bands in the First Section, which will be followed by the 15 bands battling it out for the Championship Section title honours starting at around 3.00pm.

The five Fourth Section bands will be followed on stage at 11.30am by the 9 bands in the Third Section and then the 9 bands in the Second Section at around 4.00pm.


The broadcast is being supported by Warwick Music Group, creators of pBone, pTrumpet and pCornet, with viewers having the opportunity to choose between the broadcasts from the two halls throughout the day.

A spokesperson for Warwick Music Group told 4BR: "We are delighted to be able support such an inventive event — one that is based in the heart of a strong banding community but is being innovative in creating a global reach.

it all kicks off at the Heritage High School in Clowne on Sunday morning around 8.45am — with the first bands in the First and Fourth Sections taking to the stage on the stroke of 9.00am4BR

Link up on Sunday

The link to the live streams will be activated on Sunday, 6th October.

The link is: https://www.pbone.co.uk/bolsoverbrass

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