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Saxmundham: Big crowds turn out to enjoy town’s first ever music festival

PUBLISHED: 12:06 20 July 2014 | UPDATED: 12:06 20 July 2014

Saxmundham first ever music festival - Sax Music Fest. One-day event with 14 bands taking part.

Saxmundham first ever music festival - Sax Music Fest. One-day event with 14 bands taking part.

Around 800 people enjoyed a market town’s first ever music festival at the weekend.

Fourteen bands took to the stage as the crowds lapped up the music, and the warm summer sunshine – with rain only arriving in the final moments of headline act UK Beach Boys’ set.

As the band finished the downpour dispersed the crowd, which ran for cover and home.

Terry Barrow, events officer for Brook Farm Residents’ Association, which organised Saturday’s free Sax Music Fest on the Memorial Field in Saxmundham, said: “It was a fantastic day, absolutely wonderful. We had a diverse range of music and everyone really enjoyed it.”

One of the keys was to involve young people in the town. They took part in two months of workshops and performed at the event.

The company which runs Foxhall Stadium in Ipswich has been ordered to pay £118,000 after it admitted breaching four health and safety standards which jeopardised public safety.

Suffolk’s police and crime commissioner (PCC) has funded a new amnesty bin in Haverhill to support Operation Sceptre – the bin-a-blade initiative in the county.

It’s a football rivalry which pits Norfolk against Suffolk, county against county, city against town.

A man who was exposed in a sting by vigilante paedophile hunters has been given a community order.

Top Suffolk guitarist Robert Castellani will be joining touring artists Maneli Jamal and Jon Hart on their UK tour with a support slot at the John Peel Centre in Stowmarket.

The resumption of the search for Corrie McKeague at the Milton landfill site will begin next week, police have confirmed.

Halloween is fast approaching and there are a variety of events taking place across the county for everyone to enjoy.

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