Competing Bands

102nd Spring Festival 

Winter Gardens Blackpool  11th May 2024

Grand Shield Senior Cup Senior Trophy
Camborne Town Acceler8 Avery and Newham
Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Amersham Blackburn and Darwen
City of Bradford Ashton-under-Lyne Easington Colliery
City of Hull Boarshurst Silver East London Brass
Desford Colliery Brass Band of Central England Ebbw Vale Brass
EverReady City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) Eccles Borough
Fishburn Dalmellington Enderby
Friary Brass Derwent Brass Haverhill
GUS Elland Silver Longridge
Llwydcoed Kingdom Brass Marsden Silver
Milnrow Kirkintilloch Newtongrange Silver
NASUWT Riverside Pemberton Old Wigan DW Pontardulais
Oldham Band (Lees) Roche Brass Roberts Bakery
Rainford Shepherd Group Tongwynlais Temperance
Ratby Co-operative Stannington Brass Unison Kennel
Redbridge Thundersley Brass Woodfalls
Rothwell Temperance Tylorstown Yorkshire Imperial
Skelmanthorpe Unite the Union Ebbw Valley Brass
St Dennis Silver Verwood Concert
Wingates Wantage


170th British Open

Symphony Hall Birmingham 7th September 2024

The 2024 ‘Test Piece’ will be announced on 4barsrest, press and The British Open website in Spring 2024. 

Competing Bands

Black Dyke
Brighouse and Rastrick
Fodens Band (2023 Champions)
Grimethorpe Colliery
Northop Silver
the cooperation Band
Treize Etoiles - Switzerland (2023 European Champions)
WFEL Fairey

The bands placed first and second in the May 2024 Grand Shield qualifying contest will also receive an invitation to compete in the 2024 British Open