Returning from 11th to 20th July 2014, BRASS will see chart-topping British Sea Power premiere their latest show Sea of Brass with Durham’s own NASUWT Riverside Band (Thursday 17th July at the Gala Theatre).

You can see Durham Cathedral in a new light with the spectacular Fractal Sparks (Friday 18th July), showcasing ground-breaking visual effects accompanied by music from Jo Hamilton. Lanterns On The Lake will also perform brass re-workings of their songs as part of the event.

BRASS will also host the world premiere of Steamsong, a unique and stunning multimedia opera from award-winning composer John Kefala Kerr inspired by the locomotive Mallard’s record breaking run in 1938 (Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th July at the Gala Theatre) as well as live music from jazz trumpeter extraordinaire Jon Faddis in one of only three UK dates (Tuesday 15th July at Gala Theatre).

There will also be live performances at the Gala Theatre from The BBC Big Band (Friday 18th July), Brighouse and Rastrick Band (Saturday 19th July) and The Stars From The Commitments (Sunday 20th July) as well as Onyx Brass at Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland (Saturday 12th July).

As well as these exciting new shows, the festival favourite Streets of BRASS returns on Sunday 13th, Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th July, a fantastic and free family event which sees the best UK and international bands bringing a party atmosphere to the streets of Durham City.

To view a full programme of events and to book your tickets, please visit www.brassfestival.co.uk