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Ipswich: Just hours to go before thousands descend on park for East Coast Live music festival

12:56 27 June 2014

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Bird's eye view as preparation continues for East Coast Live at Chantry Park. Photo: John Bull

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Thousands of music fans across Suffolk will today be counting down the hours until some of the biggest names in music descend on Ipswich as part of the town’s cultural festival – IP-Art.

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Chart-topping stars including Jessie J, Rizzle Kicks and The Saturdays will be performing at Chantry Park for East Coast Liev while McBusted, Scouting For Girls and Five will be heading up Sunday’s festivities.

East Coast live will not be the only attraction during the festival, however, as there will be plenty of comedy, art, dance and vintage markets during the bonanza.

Bryony Rudkin, Ipswich Borough Council’s culture portfolio-holder, said: “It’s a great summer opportunity, it’s a fantastic chance to showcase the town.”

Meanwhile, singer-songwriter Jason Derulo will be performing at the concert, despite two of his entourage being held by police in Ireland over sexual assault allegations.

It is alleged two teenage girls, 18 and 19, were assaulted on the tour bus, but Derulo was not on the vehicle at the time of the alleged incident.

Go to http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/entertainment/ip-art-festival to find out more about the festival.

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16 comments

  • If Bryony Rudkin thinks mass produced, bland pop music adds to a towns culture, she is in the wrong job.....

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    fuztownsend

    Sunday, June 29, 2014

  • Sorry shed Kev didnt relise paying for things equates to being a mug these days I'll make sure I don't pay anymore I've also got 1 word for you

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    Big d

    Sunday, June 29, 2014

  • £210 for tickets...One word,,,Mug.

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    Shed Kev

    Saturday, June 28, 2014

  • I totally agree can't believe we paid £210 for tickets there now giving away not happy !!

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    Big d

    Saturday, June 28, 2014

  • I'm coming all the way from Surrey,little bit confused on who is playing sat & was misinformed about this festival but I will make the most of it,will need info on bussestaxi!

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    Monique Verstrepen

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • I am totally bemused I paid £120 for 2 golden circle tickets for Sunday concert.. Now all over internet dirt cheap or fee tickets how is that at all fair!!

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    Di Bowley

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • Park & Ride services are running. Info here: http:www.suffolkonboard.comnewseast-coast-live-mcbusted-28-29-june-2014

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    Dee Thomas

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • no surprise tho that FREE tickets for both tomorrows and sundays gigs are readily available on line after them already being 2 for 1 and £15 on groupon.

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    You What

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • It's a shame no food outlets come from Ipswich .well done the councill .

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    Town watch

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • Thanks Goodness I am in London for the Calling Festival watching real music.

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    Livemusic

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • go to the website www.ipswichbuses.co.uk theres a leaflet link to download

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    John Hammond

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • LEAFLET WITH TRAVEL AND PARKING DETAILS http:www.ip-art.commedia103516eclmcb_eventinfo.pdf

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    holbrookupwardsandonwards

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • Just wanted to check bus services to this concert, the promoter links to Ipswich buses and Ipswich buses links back to the promoter, BRILLIANT !! Anyone know if there is a dedicated bus service ??

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    millhouse

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • Just wanted to check bus services to this concert, the promoter links to Ipswich buses and Ipswich buses links back to the promoter, BRILLIANT !! Anyone know if there is a dedicated bus service ??

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    millhouse

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • Just received memo from police for this area.fold in wing mirrors.ensure aerials are retracted.make sure there no large stones ,loose bricks that could be used to cause damage or stolen.make sure sheds side gates windows sheds locked.thanks for making us feel safe.ha.ha.ps not against shows.

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    Big Ben

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • Take your brollies.

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    Tedbundy

    Friday, June 27, 2014

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