The Mayor welcomes home Grimethorpe Colliery Band to perform at charity concert

The Mayor of Barnsley is delighted to announce that tickets for his annual charity concert, featuring the world renowned Grimethorpe Colliery Band are now on sale. This year’s concert takes place on Monday 15 April, 7.30pm at the Emmanuel Methodist Church.

Grimethorpe Colliery Band is a real British institution boasting performances at the FIFA World Cup, BAFTA Awards, BBC Proms, Eurovision and the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, together with a wealth of national and international television appearances and professional recordings. The band has also received two gold discs and a BAFTA nomination for its contributions to the global hit movie “Brassed Off” - of which Grimethorpe was the focal point. With numerous national and British Open Championship victories to their name, the band remains legendary.

As well as continuing to delight audiences across the globe, the band continues to invest in and support its local community in Grimethorpe, Barnsley and South Yorkshire. As such, they’re delighted to be performing yet again in their home town in support of the Mayor’s Charity.

The Mayor, Councillor Steve Green, said: “We’re thrilled to be welcoming our very own Grimethorpe Colliery Band to perform at my annual charity concert. The band was first formed during the First World War and it’s incredible to think how far they’ve come over the years. We’re so proud of all the band has achieved and honoured to be welcoming them home.

“I had the privilege of watching the band during a rehearsal for the concert and I can assure guests they're in for a real treat with an evening of top class musical entertainment.”

The concert will take place at Emmanuel Methodist Church, Huddersfield Road, Barnsley, S75 1DT. Tickets cost just £12 each, with all proceeds going to the Mayor’s Charity, which this year is supporting  Barnsley Hospice and BIADs.

Tickets can be purchased from the Church office which is open Monday to Friday between 9am and 12 noon or by calling 01226 321511.

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