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Ipswich: What to see, and where, at the free Ipswich Music Day

13:04 06 July 2014

Christchurch Park once again hosts the free Ipswich Music Day

Christchurch Park once again hosts the free Ipswich Music Day

There’s been plenty to enjoy during this year’s Ipswich Arts Festival, with plenty more to come over the next 10 days.

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Another weekend in Ipswich, another great weekend of music. More than 50,000 people will pack into Christchurch Park for tomorrow’s Ipswich Music Day – and it’s all free.

The Ipswich Borough Council event, a staple of the Ip-Art Festival, runs from noon to 8pm and is chance to see old favourites and perhaps future stars with Framlingham’s Ed Sheeran’s breakthrough coming soon after appearing there four years ago.

For more on each act, including video and audio, visit the Ip-Art website

Suffolk New College Stage

Noon: Ralph Taylor (acoustic originals and covers).

12.30pm: Holly Johnston (contemporary folk originals).

1pm: Sink or Swim (alternative rock band).

1.30pm: Oculus (symphonic rock originals).

2.30pm: College Bands.

4.15pm: Omnislash (punch rock).

4.45pm: Suffolk Soul Singers (soul and gospel).

5pm: Miss Murder (rock).

6pm: The 4130s (punk).

7pm: Cherry Bomb (rock covers).

Town 102 FM Stage

Noon: Snippet (indie).

1pm: Poesi (alternative rock).

2pm: Loveless (rock).

3pm: Soul’d Out (1970s-1980s dancefloor disco, soul, funk and Motown).

3.45pm: Suffolk Soul Singers (soul and gospel)

4pm: Daisy Victoria (indie)

5pm: Denial Twist (garage rock)

6pm: Stalker (rock),

7pm: Crossover (rock, pop and soul covers).

BBC Radio Suffolk Stage

Noon: Alex Stockley (original singer-songwriter)

1pm: Mercury Skies (indie)

1.45pm: Suffolk Soul Singers (soul and gospel)

2pm: Albion Mills (pop-rock)

3pm: Soul Kitchen (soul covers), also playing Soul by the Sea outside Aldeburgh’s White Lion Hotel on July 5

4pm: Ashton Jones and the Inner Heart Band (funk, soul and Motown).

5pm: Ska’d4Life (ska and two-tone).

6pm: Bouncing Off Concrete (rock).

Ed Sheeran Stage sponsored by Suffolk One

Noon: Rhys Butterworth Bowman (acoustic originals)

12.30pm: Zoe and The Pulse (rock and roll covers).

1.30pm: Cathedrals and Cars (indie).

2.15pm: Suffolk Soul Singers (soul and gospel)

2.30pm: Sleepless Wild (hip-hop and rap).

3.30pm: Eva Black (rock).

4.30pm: Back to the Point (pop punk).

5.30pm: Horse Party (rock).

6.30pm: Walkway (rock).

Galloway Live Stage

Noon: Lost Lungs (indie).

12.45pm: Suffolk Soul Singers (soul and gospel)

1pm: Abi Moore (acoustic originals).

2pm: Phoenix Jazz (classic jazz and modern music fusion), read my interview with the band online.

3pm: Out of Fashion (rock).

4pm: Talk of the Town (1980s pop, a bit of soul, a hint of rockabilly, dash of light rock).

5pm: The Handsome Dead (rock).

6pm: Silent Divide (heavy rock).

7pm: Flux 32 (indie).

7.30pm: De Vide (hip-hop and RnB with a funk-acoustic edge).

Grapevine Acoustic tent

11.45am: Martha B (acoustic originals and covers with a twist).

Noon: Fern Teather Band (acoustic).

12.15pm: James Gillespie (acoustic).

12.30pm: Kris Keller (acoustic, ranging from early blues to raunchy 1980s, 1990s, bluesy rock).

1pm: The Sea Creatures (folk),

1.45pm: Play_rewind_eject (acoustic).

2.30pm: Busking for Breakfast (contemporary folk rock pop).

3.15pm: Oliver Daldry (acoustic), read my interview with him 

4pm: Phil Jackson (acoustic originals).

5pm: Tony James Shevlin (acoustic originals).

6pm: Back Porch (blues).

Christchurch Mansion

2pm: New Voices

2.30pm: Ipswich Gilbert and Sullivan Society

3pm: Trianon Music Group choir

3.30pm: Moonlight Mandolin Orchestra

4pm: Musicology

St Margaret’s Church

2pm: Mellow Bellows

2.30pm: Moonlight Mandolin Orchestra

3pm: Ipswich Choral Society

3.30pm: Trianon Music Group Instrumentalists

4pm: Co-op Ladies Choir

Bethesda Church

2pm: Tutti Frutti Choir 

2.30pm: Musicology

3pm: Silbury Hill

3.30pm: Ipswich Gilbert and Sullivan Society

4pm: Barry Palmer

Motorists were sent on a diversion nearly 30miles (47.7km) long

We all bemoan the diversions which close the highways and byways of Suffolk when roadworks are set up.

The Orwell Bridge

There have been a number of crashes on the county’s roads this morning.

Campaigners have been calling for a by-pass for decades.

Local councils are to spend £500,000 in a bid to kick-start proposals for a four villages’ by-pass – a move that could see the road opened by 2021.

Ipswich Crown Court.

A Suffolk man who sexually assaulted two schoolgirls has been jailed for 10 and a half years.

Gold cross pendants stolen in burglary in Inglis Road, Colchester, made from the wedding rings of the victim's late parents

Detectives want to find stolen four gold cross pendants made from the wedding rings worn by the victim’s late parents.

Paul Clement, chief executive of Ipswich Central

A major conference aimed at pushing ahead with dramatic changes to Ipswich town centre is to be held at the end of this month.

The area in Clarkson Street where two gangs fought on September 23

An Ipswich mother-of-two has told of how she was left terrified after getting caught up in the middle of fighting between groups of young men wielding bricks, lumps of wood and an axe.

David Acton, Hannah Hutch and Patti Love in Jane Wenham-The Witch of Walkern, which is touring Suffolk and Essex

A leading Suffolk private school has cancelled a play by an Oscar-winning and National Theatre-sponsored playwright because of fears about bad language and its subject matter which covers child abuse.

Sharon Halls and Daniel Compton's baby, Evie

The mother of a premature baby born 12 weeks early in the Dominican Republic has said they are not expecting to travel home before December.

A driver has been reported for summons for a number of offences following a collision on the A12 at Capel St Mary on September 5.

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