Published on October 26th, 2021 by gavin

Butlin’s registration deadline extended to 20 November

The deadline for entering the Butlin’s Open Brass Band Festival 2022 has been extended by four weeks in order to allow bands sufficient time to make arrangements to enter the contest.

All applications to perform will need to be submitted via the Brass Bands England website by midnight on Saturday 20 November. This includes entries in for all sections, youth bands, solo entries, and small ensembles.

The festival team plan to deliver another spectacular weekend of competition and entertainment at the Skegness Resort over 7-10 January 2022, and organisers look forward to welcoming all bands to this “open” contest.

Through the Butlin’s partnership with Brass Bands England, BBE member organisations will receive a £25 discount on their fee, bringing entry down to just £50 per band.

In addition to the entertainment and facilities for which Butlin’s is famous, the festival will feature live performances from a glittering array of artists and bands. The defending champions The Flowers Band and defending Youth Band champions Youth Brass 2000 take to the stage on Friday 7 January followed by Chris Dean’s Syd Lawrence Orchestra and Backstage Brass on Saturday 8 January.

On Sunday 9, members of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain will reunite in a special Reunion Band, which has been assembled by Dr Robert Childs, himself a former member. The Concert will celebrate the band’s rich musical history, featuring music written by a variety of past Musical Directors along with performances from an array of amazing soloists, including Kirsty Abbotts, Brett Baker, Alan Morrison, John Storey and James McLeod.

To register to perform at Butlin’s please visit the Brass Bands England website to submit your application.

To book your Butlin’s accommodation please visit or call 0330 100 9334. A three night break based on a family of four sharing a silver self-catering apartment is £90.00 per person and includes accommodation, entertainment and parking.

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