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Issue 6001

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David Childs and Black Dyke to star at UK Band of the Year Gala Concert

Wednesday 20 March, 2019 has announced that David Childs will star as the guest soloist at it the Gala Concert following the UK Band of The Year Contest on Saturday 22 June 2019, alongside the world famous Black Dyke Band. The concert will take place at 7.45pm at The Stoller Hall, Manchester.

It promises to be a fantastic inaugural event, with nine of the finest bands in the UK taking part in the contest earlier in the day. The confirmed line-up is as follows:

Black Dyke

Brighouse & Rastrick

Carlton Main Frickley








Tickets are on sale now at

Please note that tickets for this event do not include entry to the BrassPass UK Band of the Year Contest during the day. Tickets for this are available at