Hundreds of people turn out for music festival to enjoy local and national talent
- Credit: Archant
Hundreds of people from across Suffolk enjoyed a variety of jazz, rock and blues artists during this year’s Bures Music Festival.
The five-day event, which kicked off on Wednesday, offered music-lovers some of the best local and national talent.
Those to take to the stage at the recreation ground on Saturday included the Harry Slater Band, Stretch Soul Gang and Prince tribute band Purple Rain, while on Sunday Rolling Stones tribute act The Stones, the Essex Blues Brothers and London-based The Kubricks were among the musical line-up.
The festival runs its own young musicians’ competition, B-Fest, which is open to musicians between the ages of nine and 19 and was held at the Big Top on Thursday, with the winner given a coveted live spot on Sunday.
Two British Blues Awards winners – Jo Harman and Marcus Bonfanti – shared the top billing on Friday.
The festival began on Wednesday with the Kelvedon Singers’ emotive recital in St Mary’s Church, followed by a night of classic jazz at the church the next evening.
This year organisers ensured children could enjoy the festival too.
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Over the weekend entertainment for younger festival-goers included a bouncy castle and slide, a bucking bronco and face painting.
The festival has raised £170,000 for charity since it was launched in 1997.