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Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band confirm Rochdale debut

17 May 2017

England, Birmingham, Birmingham and Solihull Jazz and Blues Festival. Ragestan Heritage Brass Band at the Botanical Gardens.

The Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band will be bringing vibrant colourful style, music and enchanting beats onto the main stage at this year’s Rochdale Feel Good Festival.

They’ll be performing on the main stage during the Saturday (12 August 2017) afternoon as well as other impromptu sets amongst the crowds during the day.

Firmly established as the premier touring Rajasthani brass band, the vividly costumed artists deliver a diverse repertoire spanning folk songs, Bollywood hits, spiritual qawwali and Bhangra beats! Their stage shows are a lively mix of music and dance and they’ve got crowds up and dancing at festivals across Europe, including Camp Bestival where they will be returning this summer.

Rajasthan is set in the golden sands of the barren Indian Thar Desert, with a wealth of culture, tradition and heritage. The band present a living embodiment of the landscape, a spectacular celebration with their music and dance a heady, exciting and hypnotic reflection of this enchanting region.

Mark Widdup, our Director of Neighbourhoods said festival goers are in for a treat:

“We’re fortunate that the Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band are able to join us in our anniversary year for what will be a unique and truly spectacular performance. Their live shows are full of colours and mesmerising dance.”

‘A unique and truly spectacular performance’

The Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band will be joined by previously announced headliner Razorlight, Manchester’s Baked A La Ska, The Bright Black, The Karpets, fronted by Tom Hingley, Honeyfeet and the Delphina Kings plus more to be confirmed.

Rochdale Feel Good Festival returns on Friday, 11 and Saturday, 12 August 2017, for another showcase of entertainment, food and culture.

Our festival which is celebrating its 10th birthday will include live music across indoor venues, a main stage against the backdrop of the town hall, a quality food court and family entertainment.

The festival is funded by us together with sponsorship from The Flying Horse Hotel, Rochdale Football Club, Metrolink, The Royal Toby, Rochdale Town Centre Management and other local businesses.

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