An international music festival has been cancelled as part of the ongoing national effort to reduce the spread of Coronavirus.
Durham BRASS was due to take place across County Durham this summer, with ten days of live gigs, open air concerts, street parties and school performances set to entertain people of all ages between 10 and 19 July 2020.
Organiser Durham County Council has been closely following Government guidelines in response to the pandemic and is regularly reviewing its 2020 festival and events programme as the situation evolves.
This week, the local authority made the regrettable but necessary decision to cancel BRASS. The decision follows the cancellation of a number of other council-run events, including Bishop Auckland Food Festival, Durham Adventure Festival and Seaham Food Festival.
Last year, more than 40,000 people experienced Durham BRASS, boosting the county’s economy by hundreds of thousands of pounds and introducing new audiences to 21st century brass music from around the world.
For more information about how to look after your mental health and wellbeing, visit www.durham.gov.uk/covid19mentalhealth
To find out more about BRASS and to stay up to date with the latest festival news, visit www.brassfestival.co.uk and follow @BrassInternationalFestival on Facebook and @DurhamBRASS on Twitter and Instagram.