Theatre shows brass at its best

Grimethorpe Colliery Band
Grimethorpe Colliery Band

Some say that Grimethorpe Colliery Band are the real stars of the hit movie Brassed Off and they’re coming to the Mansfield Palace Theatre this Valentine’s Day!

Formed in 1917, during the First World War, Grimethorpe Colliery Band has become a British institution.

The band’s contest successes remain legendary.

Grimethorpe’s diverse range of concert performances include those at the FIFA World Cup, BAFTA Awards, BBC Proms, Eurovision and London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony, together with a wealth of national and international television and radio appearances as well as professional recordings. The band has been the recipient of two gold discs, as well as a BAFTA nomination for its contribution to the global hit movie Brassed Off, for which Grimethorpe was the focal point.

The Royal Albert Hall, Symphony Hall, Barbican, Westminster Abbey, European Parliament, Sydney Opera House and more, have all played host to Grimethorpe Colliery Band. With tours to Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and concerts and festival appearances throughout Europe, the band’s performance reputation remains unsurpassed.

In addition to continuing to delight audiences across the globe, the band continues to invest in and support its local community through its youth music initiatives and community performances.

The band promise a wonderfully entertaining show with a magnificent programme of popular material, including Carnival of Venice, 1812 Overture, Death or Glory, a Glenn Miller tribute section and an extended set of tunes from the hit movie Brassed Off.

Grimethorpe Colliery Band are at Mansfield Palace Theatre on Sunday February 14, at 3pm. Tickets are priced at £19.99 Call 01623 633133 or visit