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UNITED KINGDOM, scouthead : The Diggle Brass Band compete in the Whit Friday brass band competition as the sun sets in the village of Scouthead, near Oldham, northern England on May 29, 2015. The ‘Saddleworth & Tameside District Whit Friday Brass Band Contests’ attract approximately 100 brass bands from all over the UK and Europe to compete in around 20 villages and towns on the western edge of the Pennines. The competition, which was first recorded in 1884, sees each band perform two pieces; one whilst marching and then a show-piece on a rostrum. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF