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Tameside Whit Friday Brass Band Contests confirmed for 2022

The Whit Friday Brass Band Contest in Heyrod in 2019. Image: Ray Liddy.

The greatest free show on earth returns on Friday (10 June) when Tameside will host the traditional Whit Friday Brass Band Contests.

After two years of silence, towns and villages across the borough will once again echo to the much-loved sound of brass band music.

The event - which is run by the individual contests under the banner of 'The Friends of the Whit Friday Brass Band Contest Committee' - is supported by Tameside Council's Cultural Services Department.

Only nine of the 12 contests that happened in 2019 will take place this year, with Aldwinians Rugby Union ground in Audenshaw, Stalybridge Celtic Football Club and The Albion pub in Dukinfield pulling out. 

Details of the contests have been confirmed. 

They are as follows:

  • Broadoak Contest 
    Ashton-under-Lyne Rugby Club, St Albans Avenue, OL6 8TU
    4.30pm to 11pm 
  • Carrbrook Contest 
    Carr Rise, Carrbrook, Stalybridge, SK15 3NY
    4pm to 10.30pm 
  • Denton Contest 
    Denton Cricket Club, Egerton Street, M34 3PB
    4pm to 11.15pm 
  • Droylsden Contest 
    The Bush Inn, Moorside Street, M43 7HL
    4pm to 11.30pm 
  • Dukinfield Tame Valley Contest 
    The Tame Valley Hotel, Park Road, Dukinfield, SK16 5LX
    4.15pm to 11.15pm 
  • Heyrod Contest 
    Heyrod Village Hall, John Street, SK15 3BW
    4.30pm to 11pm 
  • Hurst Village Contest 
    Ashton United Football Club, Surrey Street, Hurst Cross, OL6 8DY
    4.30pm to 10.30pm 
  • Mossley Contest 
    Mossley AFC, Seel Park, Market Street, OL5 0ES 
    5pm to 11.15pm 
  • Stalybridge Contest 
    The New Stalybridge Labour Club, Acres Lane, SK15 2JR
    4pm to 11pm 

For more information, visit whitfridaybrass.org or email whitfridaycontest@gmail.com 

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