Its first time back in England in 15 years, the Championships will form part of a wider four-day festival celebrating the best of brass banding. Events will take place in Birmingham at the Symphony Hall and Town Hall from 28 April to 1 May.
Gaining one of the remaining Combi Tickets will provide a £41 saving against purchasing for individual events, and is the only way to access the best available seats in the stalls, circle and upper circle.
What’s included in a Combi Ticket?
So far 25 bands are confirmed for the Championship, plus additional performers in the weekend’s closing concert.
Speaking on the full line-up for the event, Kenny Crookston, Chief Executive Officer of Brass Bands England, commented: “Those with a Combi Ticket will gain access to five absolutely jam-packed events, providing the chance to hear up to many of the world’s leading bands perform right here on our doorstep.”
Events included in the EBBF Combi Ticket are:
- The European Youth Brass Band Contest
- The European Brass Band Championship: Set Test-piece
- The European Brass Band Championship: Challenge Section
- The European Brass Band Championship: Championship Own-choice
- EBBF Gala Concert with the Louis Dowdeswell Big Band and Cory Band
Plus the EBBC final Awards Ceremony and a celebratory Player's Closing Party featuring further music from members of Louis’ Big Band.
Kenny Crookston continued: “Along with access to the entire Championships, Combi Ticket buyers will be able to round off the weekend with the best seats in the house at a fantastic Gala concert featuring a groundbreaking collaboration between Cory Band and the Louis Dowdeswell Big Band. It’s due to be a truly unique performance and what we think could well be the highlight of a fantastic and memorable weekend.”
How to book
Get your weekend Combi Ticket or book for individual events via the B:music website where you’ll find the full Festival programme, including further concerts featuring Royal Marines, National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain and Grimethorpe Colliery Band.
Organisation of the event is being managed by Brass Bands England, in partnership with the European Brass Band Association. For more information about the European Brass Band Festival please visit the Brass Bands England website.