Organiser Nikki Locke tells Tyne Tees news that Durham has a tradition of brass music, but the festival is all about inspiring more young people to take it up.
A group of young brass players entertain hundreds of people in the city's market square.
Durham's International Brass Festival features bands from across the world.
Hundreds of brass band musicians have come together for a festival in Durham, including the Italian performers Bandakadabra. The festival runs until July 21st.