Saddleworth 2016 Posted May 24, 2016 by Andy Baldacchino


Saddleworth Band Contest

Often described as ‘the greatest free show on Earth’, the Saddleworth & District Whit Friday Brass Band Contests took place on the afternoon and evening of Whit Friday – 20th May in 2016.


From the earliest recorded contest in 1884, the event has grown in popularity. This year well over a hundred brass bands participated in some twenty different contests at venues scattered around the moorland villages and towns on the western edge of the Pennines.

The event was free and open to the public.  Just pick your spot and world’s finest collection of brass bands will pass right in front of you.

Map of the contest arena 

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