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Issue 6112

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BrassPass Band of the Year postponed

Monday 23 March, 2020

The BrassPass UK Band of the Year contest has been postponed, organiser IBB Media has confirmed.

Originally scheduled for May 23, it is now hoped the event will take place later in 2020.

Martin Gernon, managing director of IBB Media, said: “With the ever worsening situation of the coronavirus outbreak, we have postponed – and we stress postponed, and not cancelled – this year’s contest. We hope to stage the contest later in the year at the same venue and we are canvassing bands at the moment on prospective suitable dates, and hope to make a further announcement in a week’s time. We are also taking the precaution of canvassing further venues and dates to give maximum opportunity for bands and audience alike.

“In the meantime we hope everyone stays safe and we, like everyone else, hope to an end to this pandemic sooner rather than later. Expect a further announcement from on the new contest date at the earliest opportunity.”