Podcasts & Specials

The Mountbatten Festival of Music 2021

BFBS is proud to bring you some musical highlights as we celebrate the very best of military music!


BFBS brings you the highlights from this year's Mountbatten Festival of Music at the Royal Albert Hall as one of the best military bands in the world comes to life.

More episodes


Kneller Hall - A Final Farewell 

Kneller Hall, the home of British Army music since it was established in 1857, will soon close its gates in Twickenham for the final time and the Royal Military School of Music will move to Portsmouth to co-locate with the Royal Marines Band Service.  

To mark this end of an era and the start of a new chapter, Kneller Hall recorded a special one-off concert to take the place of the traditional weekly summer events they have hosted for many generations with audiences of about 2,000 a night.


The Mountbatten Festival of Music 

Jess Bracey presents interviews and musical highlights from this year’s Mountbatten Festival of Music at the Royal Albert Hall. 

The festival showcases the incredible musicianship and pageantry of the Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines and features a wide range of musical styles. There’s music from the big screen, some superb solo performances, as well as the traditional marches and overtures that have proved such a hit with audiences over the years at this annual event.