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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 
soon.

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 
Felixstowe

2.30pm: Musicology

3pm: Silbury Hill

3.30pm: Ipswich Gilbert and Sullivan Society

4pm: Barry Palmer

Traffic on the A14 is being diverted using the entrance and exit slip roads. Image: Keith Mindham

The A14 at Bury St Edmunds has reopened after a woman who was spotted on the wrong side of the bridge at junction 44 was talked down by officers.

Andrew Bloomfield took this photo of Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service fighting the fire in the old Fisons building in Paper Mill Lane, Bramford.

A fire at the old Fisons building in Paper Mill Lane, Bramford, has been extinguished.

Tower Ramparts, Ipswich, as staff poured from William Prettys works in the mid 1890s

The site of one of Ipswich’s major employers until the 1980s - Willaim Pretty’s - is now a car park, writes David Kindred.

The RNLI at Aldeburgh investigate an empty boat that turned up on Wednesday 24th August.

A yacht named after a lucky star had the good fortune of being rescued off the Suffolk coast today having drifted unmanned past Britain’s biggest container port.

Abellio Greater Anglia managing director Jamie Burles.

The average speed of trains between London and Ipswich will be cut to just over an hour in three years’ time – but the Ipswich in 60 ambition will depend on Network Rail carrying out improvement work.

Ronald King, 87, of Cedar Close, Walton-on-the-Naze

A pensioner who shot his 81-year-old wife dead at a care home has been sentenced to six years in a psychiatric hospital.

Aldeburgh beach was packed with people enjoying the sun on Wednesday 24th August.
L-R Chris and Jane Linford,Jan and Ken Garratt.

With the school summer holidays drawing to an end East Anglia’s tourist hotspots are gearing up for bumper crowds looking to make the most of the bank holiday weekend.

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