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Final line-up announced for Stowmarket’s free family music festival StowFiesta

PUBLISHED: 16:29 12 June 2018 | UPDATED: 16:53 12 June 2018

Visitors enjoying the music at the 10th anniversary of StowFiesta last year  PICTURE ANDY ABBOTT

Visitors enjoying the music at the 10th anniversary of StowFiesta last year PICTURE ANDY ABBOTT


The final line-up for Stowmarket’s biggest annual music festival has been announced.

Festival-goers at the 10th anniversary of StowFiesta last year  PICTURE ANDY ABBOTTFestival-goers at the 10th anniversary of StowFiesta last year PICTURE ANDY ABBOTT

Some of the region’s best covers and original bands will be descending on Chilton Fields on June 23 and 24 for the town’s annual free family music festival, StowFiesta.

This year will see rock band Doctor Victor from the Czech Republic play on Saturday alongside the likes of Suffolk-based bands JS & the Lockerbillies, Lucky Number 7 and Talk of the Town. On Sunday, Italian ska/punk band Manovalanza will be joined by top local acts, including Back Porch, Motherfvnker, and The Blaggers.

David Marsh, events and theatre manager at Stowmarket Town Council said, “As always the live music line-up speaks for itself, but I’m especially proud of the free family entertainment we’ve programmed. We have a massive climbing wall, circus skills workshop, Punch & Judy and a bouncy castle for the little ones, so you’ll be able to spend a few hours soaking up the great music with the family, without having to spend a fortune.”

StowFiesta 2018 is organised by Stowmarket Town Council, sponsored by Total Driving and supported by Suffolk Councty Council and Stowmarket Rugby Club.

The festival was originally launched in 2007 as ‘StowFest’ before evolving into the more family orientated ‘StowFiesta’ in 2014.

Full line-up

Saturday, June 23

12.00 – 12.15pm: Welcome by Stephen Foster

12.15 – 12.45pm: Harmless Crossfire

1.00 – 1.40pm: Saltfen

1.40 – 2.05pm: Polly Haynes

2.05 – 2.50pm: Impilo

2.50 – 3.15pm: Polly Haynes

3.15 – 4.00pm: Talk of the Town

4.00 – 4.25pm: The Last Gunfighter

4.25 – 5.10pm: JS & the Lockerbillies

5.10 – 5.35pm: The Last Gunfighter

5.35 – 6.20pm: Doctor Victor

6.20 – 6.45pm: Dave Collins

6.45 – 7.30pm: Lucky No7

7.35 – 8pm: Dave Collins

8.00 – 9.15pm: Slim Pickings

Sunday, June 24

11.45am – 12.30pm: Sun of Elvis

12.30pm – 1pm: Gavin Chappell-Bates

1.05pm – 1.35pm: Roma

1.35pm – 2.25pm: Manovalanza

2.25pm – 2.50pm: Max Wildwood

2.50pm – 3.30pm: Back Porch

3.30pm – 3.50pm: Tom Korni

3.50pm – 4.30pm: The Blaggers

4.30pm – 4.50pm: Tom Korni

4.50pm – 5.45pm: MotherFvnker

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