December 2, 2021

Local bands, orchestras and ensembles will be providing free entertainment at Barnsley’s newest public space each Saturday in the run up to Christmas.

Barnsley Metropolitan Band, alongside other groups from Barnsley Music Hub normally based at The Civic, will be taking part in a mini ‘festive festival’ at The Glass Works Square where they will be playing from 10.30am-3.15pm.

The Music Hub groups normally busk informally in the build up to Christmas but this year, they will gather together at the public square in The Glass Works so visitors can celebrate Christmas together through this series of festive music events.

Each event will be split into five 45 minute slots with each band playing for at least one slot every day that they’re due to perform.

Barnsley Intermediate Band, Barnsley String Orchestra, Barnsley Brass and Barnsley Metropolitan Band will all play at the square on Saturday 4 December in that order, with Barnsley Brass also playing for the day’s final slot.

On Saturday 11 Barnsley Guitar Ensemble, Cawthorne Brass Band, and Barnsley Brass will play.

Barnsley Percussion Ensemble, Barnsley Town Concert Band, Rockingham Band and Barnsley Metropolitan Band will conclude the series of free live shows on Saturday 18 December.

Saturday 4 December
10.30am-11.15am: Barnsley Intermediate Band*
11.30am-12.15pm: Barnsley String Orchestra*
12.30pm-1.15pm: Barnsley Brass
1.30pm-2.15pm: Barnsley Metropolitan Band
2.30pm-3.15pm: Barnsley Brass

Saturday 11 December
10.30am-11.15am: Barnsley Guitar Ensemble*
11.30am-12.15pm: Cawthorne Brass Band
12.30pm-1.15pm: Cawthorne Brass Band
1.30pm-2.15pm: Barnsley Brass
2.30pm-3.15pm: Barnsley Brass

Saturday 18 December
10.30am-11.15am: Barnsley Percussion Ensemble*
11.30am-12.15pm: Barnsley Town Concert Band*
12.30pm-1.15pm: Rockingham Band
1.30pm-2.15pm: Rockingham Band
2.30pm-3.15pm: Barnsley Metropolitan Band*

Please note: following the Government’s announcement about ‘Plan B’ Covid restrictions, we are pleased to say that the Brass Band performances will still be going ahead on the 11th and 18th December. However, we will encourage crowds to remain social distanced, sanitise and wear masks where possible to help protect the health of our staff, performers, and members of the public.