BRASS sets out to change perceptions about brass music and develop new audiences through demonstrating the breadth and creativity of brass in music.
The Festival has a strong focus on new commissions and collaborative work, and encompasses brass-inspired performances from a range of musical genres including jazz, blues, rock, pop, indie, traditional and classical.
BRASS also brings together creative collaborations between brass musicians and actors, theatre makers, dancers, and technology.
Since April 2012, BRASS has been supported by Arts Council England’s National Portfolio. The festival is run by Durham County Council.