British Open 2013 - Saturday 7 September, Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Tickets available from Friday 17 May Symphony Hall website
The finest brass bands in Britain vie for the coveted prize - the British Open Champion title, including famous names such as Black Dyke, Grimethorpe Colliery, Cory, Brighouse and Rastrick, Fodens, and Faireys, which provide the audience with an enthralling day of music.
THE 94th SPRING BRASS BAND FESTIVAL
Change of date for 2014
Due to reasons beyond the control of the festival organisers the date for the 2014 Spring Festival has been changed from the usual date to Saturday 26th April.
The Winter Gardens is unavailable in May.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Established in 1853, the British Open is we believe the oldest brass band contest in the world.
Karyn and Martin Mortimer further the outstanding legacy of the Open, maintaining the traditions and musical excellence of what we believe to be the oldest musical contest in the world.
The first and foremost contest for British bands, the competition has increasingly attracted enthusiasts from all over the world.
The Open aspires to preserve the established custom of encouraging new compositions to extend and question the boundaries of brass music, and to provide enjoyable challenge to participants, and absorbing entertainment for the audience.