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The great affair that is Ipswich Music Day: Memories from 1996

PUBLISHED: 07:00 11 September 2017

A percussion band moves through the crowds

A percussion band moves through the crowds

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Once a year Christchurch Park is overtaken with musicians and music lovers who come together to celebrate all that is great about the local music scene.

Ipswich Music Day always attracts huge crowds to Christchurch ParkIpswich Music Day always attracts huge crowds to Christchurch Park

Ipswich Music Day is an annual event in the Ipswich calender that dates back to 1990, and always attracts huge crowds to the park.

A live performance away from the main stagesA live performance away from the main stages

In this gallery we visit the event in it’s sixth year when, as always, there were a number of different bands performing to the people of Suffolk.

An orchestra performs in front of Christchurch MansionAn orchestra performs in front of Christchurch Mansion

The most recent Ipswich Music Day was held on July 2, when over 60 bands performed on nine different stages throughout the day.

A local group performsA local group performs

The event attracted more than 35,000 visitors to Christchurch Park, a town centre beauty spot.

A young member of the crowd enjoys the entertainmentA young member of the crowd enjoys the entertainment

The event this year featured rock and acoustic acts, as well as orchestras and percussion bands.

Performances were held both on and off the stagesPerformances were held both on and off the stages

Do you remember attending or playing at some of the earlier Ipswich Music Days?

One of the many groups that performed at Ipswich Music Day in 1996One of the many groups that performed at Ipswich Music Day in 1996

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