Sudbury: Search for musicians for Olympic farewell

MUSICIANS are being sought to take part in a once-in-a- lifetime event to mark the end of the London Olympics 2012.

The event, being held in Sudbury’s Belle Vue Park, on Sunday September 9, is part of a national initiative called the Bandstand Marathon which will see hundreds of outdoor, community concerts taking place simultaneously across the country to mark the end of the Games.

In a bid to make the event – being organised by Sudbury Town Council – a remarkable experience, musicians of all types are being invited to perform.

And local rock musician Robbie Gladwell is backing the call, saying: “To get young people involved in something like this is great and gives them something to build their lives around.”

Town clerk Sue Brotherwood, said: “This is Sudbury’s chance to be part of the Olympic legacy and we are delighted to have been asked to take part in the Bandstand Marathon. The idea of this national initiative is to bring together all communities and to celebrate our wonderful cultural diversity and we want to mirror that here in Sudbury. We would like to see local bands, choirs, solo artists, groups from all the musical genres ranging from classical to rock through to operatic and jazz. We aim to make this an event which will live long in the memory of the Sudbury community.”

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The Bandstand Marathon is part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, the largest cultural celebration in the history of the modern Olympics. It is designed to give everyone in the UK the chance to be part of the Games and to inspire creativity across all forms of culture. Musicians wanting to join in should call 01787 372331 or e-mail

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