Free event Family friendly


Come and celebrate the association between brass bands and coal mining with a marching bands and entertaining contest, Bold as Brass, organised by Brass Bands England that highlights the best in modern banding.

Each band, drawn from the best bands across the North England, will perform a 6 minute march across the National Coal Mining Museum site and a 20-minute set. The judges will assess them on the quality of their music and uniquely on how entertaining they are:

  • Brass bands performing live

  • Competitions including ‘Most Entertaining Band’ and ‘People’s Choice’

If you wish to be seated during this event please bring along your own foldable picnic chair, rug or picnic blanket.

Times to be confirmed.

Venue opening hours

Monday : Closed

Tuesday : Closed

Wednesday : 9:45 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday : 9:45 am - 5:00 pm

Friday : 9:45 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday : 9:45 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday : 9:45 am - 5:00 pm

    Access facilities

  • Accessible Car Parking
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
  • Guide Dogs Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Venue Details

Find us at

New Road, Wakefield, WF4 4RH