Denshaw Whit Friday Band Contest

Thank you for visiting the Denshaw Whit Friday Band Contest web site. We aim to provide you with all the information you may need regarding our next, and previous contests.

Next Contest – Friday 10th June 2022 4pm start

2021 Contest Cancelled

It is with great regret that the Saddleworth and Oldham Group of Whit Friday Band Contests, with the backing of Oldham Council Officers, have taken the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 event on 28th May. Having taken into account the current and projected situation regarding Covid19, they are of the opinion that it would be irresponsible to stage this year’s contests.

Vaccine protection will not be complete and an organised gathering of people, whilst in various stage of protection, would be considered foolhardy and dangerous. We must support all the Emergency services who have enough problems without our event adding to the extra burden.

We have also taken into consideration the fact that bands will have had little or no chance to rehearse and to travel in a ‘Covid safe’ manner would be impossible.

It was never anticipated this pandemic would last so long, but hopefully we can get back to something like normality in time for 10th June 2022.”

Bob Rodgers

Group Coordinator

Denshaw Contest has a twitter account @DenshawContest. Before the contest we will be tweeting useful info. On the night we will be replying to tweets and providing updates on bands waiting etc. Results will be tweeted as soon as they are known