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Barnsley’s Big Weekend

Barnsley’s Big Weekend

Barnsley’s Big Weekend returns to the town centre in July with an exciting, packed line-up of free events and entertainment, with something for everyone.

The thrilling event will feature Barnsley Pride, a family #WhatsYourMove sports day, and the return of the popular Brassed On! Festival, amongst other exciting activities. All activities are free, tickets not required.

Brassed On! 

Start the weekend on Saturday 13 July, with the return of popular Brassed On! music festival in the Glass Works Square between 10.30am – 5pm.

Visitors can enjoy a day filled with incredible brass band performances including Barnsley Metropolitan Band, celebrating their golden 50th anniversary, followed by an impressive lineup including the world-renowned Grimethorpe Colliery Band.

The festival features carnival performances by Frumptarn Guggenband and Global Grooves, who will also be conducting p-Bone brass workshops for all ages.

The Library @ the Lightbox will host the Marvellous Music Makers Stage, showcasing the talents of Barnsley Intermediate Band, Civic Fusion and Barnsley Town Concert Band. Young visitors will also be able to enjoy the Summer Reading Challenge at the library, with stories, activities and a chance to sign up to the challenge throughout Saturday 13 July.

Barnsley Pride

Performances will start on the main stage in Mandela Gardens from 12pm, alongside an open acoustic stage within The Civic and an 18+ stage in The Garrison from 1pm. Artist announcements are to follow. Keep an eye on the @myBarnsleyPride Facebook and Instagram channels for more information.

What’s Your Move?

Shake up your Sunday on 14 July from 11am to 4pm with Barnsley’s most dynamic event, ‘What’s Your Move’ day.

The Glass Works Square and Cheapside will burst into life with sports, dance, and a roller disco!
Ramp up your bike and scooter skills, take part in a game of pickleball or roll back the years with a Roller Disco whilst enjoy performances from 80’s PE teachers and a musical pommel horse that’s sure to get you laughing.

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For more local events visit our What’s On page HERE

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Date And Time

13 Jul 2024 to
14 Jul 2024


Barnsley S70 1GW
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