There are two public parks in the village where vehicles can be parked safely.

One on Gartside Street, directly behind the scene of the contest, however, obviously vehicles need to be parked here early and it is difficult to leave during the contest itself.

The other is at the point where bands alight from their coaches, in Millgate, Delph.

The area is well populated by bands, pedestrians and Police during the evening; therefore your vehicle is perfectly safe. Additional parking is provided by kind permission of R.Gledhill and Company at the rear of Valley Mills, situated on ‘The Sound’ the main approach road to the village ALSO at Saddleworth Business Centre, by kind permission of BIZ SPACE, entrance just to the right of Delph crossroads. This large car park is specially floodlit for the evening the Police horses, if used, are also based in this area. Facilities for coach parking can also be found here.

‘Supporters’ coaches can be parked for the evening, or those of bands wishing to finish at Delph and stay to listen to the rest of the contest. We do request that bands wanting to play at Delph and then stay on to listen for the rest of the evening leave their coaches, either on this park, or drive through the village and park in a spot designated to them by the stewards on duty.

Please have these details available when you book in.

Contact address and phone number, band and conductors name and section. March to be played in ring. E-mail address and IBAN for overseas bands to enable payments to be made should they win a prize.

Map – Delph

Want to know how many bands are waiting?

Direct line to booking-in point is 07742 230464

Please give adequate time for us to answer

The contest organisers reserve all radio, television and video rights and the right to issue recordings of the contest