Visiting the Lydgate Band Contest

About our contest

Our band contest is part of the Saddleworth Whit Friday celebrations. Every year our committee of dedicated volunteers get together to put on an event for the whole community, bringing bands from across the globe to perform. The event is open to all and we pride ourselves on being a family friendly event. It's completely free to attend, and we host regular fundraising events through the year to keep the contest alive.

You can choose to watch the bands parade up Stockport Road towards the White Hart, in the performance area of the White Hart pub garden, or listen to the bands from inside The Oak Room.

There is food and drink available to purchase inside The Oak Room, either to eat inside or to take outside while you're watching the bands.

If you're interested in volunteering, please contact us and a member of our team will be in touch!