Participant Information

Information for UniBrass Participants

UniBrass 2021 has been postponed to Summer 2021 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and will be hosted by the University of Sheffield. 


The postponed entertainment contest will take place outdoors on Saturday 26th June on the Sheffield Students’ Union Concourse. The contest will take a hybrid format, allowing bands to choose to compete either the in-person or the virtual section. This allows for maximum participation following COVID restrictions.

Nine Bands have registered to perform in person, and two bands have registered to provide a virtual performance. The draw for in-person bands on the day is as follows, provisional timings for the day have been sent to bands:

UniBrass 2021 Draw: 1) Huddersfield, 2) Leeds, 3) Warwick, 4) York, 5) Nottingham, 6) Southampton, 7) Sheffield, 8) Cambridge, 9) Durham

Bands competing in the virtual section will pre-record their performance live, which will be independently verified. Their performances will be integrated into the day as a special part of the hybrid contest.

Contest Rules

The UniBrass Contest Rules have been adapted to the 2021 Hybrid format. These can be found here:

The event is being planned to have COVID safe measures. COVID rules will be communicated to bands before the event.


The adjudicators for the contest will be announced soon.

Venue Information

The Sheffield Students’ Union building is situated just off the A57, on Western Bank (S10 2TG).
There is car parking nearby at Q-Park Durham Road (S10 2JA) and the area is very accessible via bus (120, 51, 52, 52A) and tram (Yellow line - University Tram Stop).


Coach parking locations will be advised nearer the time.

Live Stream

The 2021 UniBrass contest will be live streamed by BrassPass. The link will be available in due course.

How to get involved

Registration for UniBrass 2021 has now closed. Registration for UniBrass opens in September, and the registration forms will be circulated via social media, and by email to existing UniBrass competitors. If you're interested in attending a future contest, get in touch to ensure that you get added to our mailing list