Ipswich: Music Day line-up revealed

Ipswich Music Day, July 7, Christchurch Park, will see 56 acts play across seven stages. Picture: Je

Ipswich Music Day, July 7, Christchurch Park, will see 56 acts play across seven stages. Picture: Jen O'Neil - Credit: Archant

The line-up for this year’s Ipswich Music Day has been announced.

Rounding off the town’s annual Ip-art festival, the event on Sunday, July 7, is one of the biggest one-day free music events in the country – and it is organised by Ipswich Borough Council with more than a little help from its friends.

Fifty six acts will play across seven stages during the day at Christchurch Park.

“We’ve got some great stars in the making here and I am sure they will give their all to put on a happy show. Around 50,000 people come to Music Day every year and there is a huge variety of music on offer, from classical to world, from soul to reggae,” said Ipswich Borough Council’s culture portfolio-holder Bryony Rudkin.

Ed Sheeran played to just a few hundred people there a few years ago. Today he could fill a football stadium.


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“Everyone has to start somewhere. It’s fun listening to lots of singers and bands and trying to predict the next star,” she added.

Playing the BBC Radio Suffolk stage are: Noon, Fern Teather; 12.20pm, Jon Hart; 12.40pm, Simon Chiverton; 1pm, Synergy; 2pm, Back Porch; 3pm, Irie J and his band Pure Klarse; 4pm, Jackson Sloan and the Rhythmtones; 5pm, Bouncing Off Concrete; 6pm, Soul Kitchen.

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On the Suffolk One stage are: Noon, Suffolk One/Overload; 1pm, Back to the Point; 1.45pm, Solstice; 2.30pm, Should Be Kings; 3.15pm, The Aurora; 4pm, Who’s Driving? Bear’s Driving!; 4.45pm, Mercury Skies; 5.30pm, Electric Youth Revolt; 6.15pm, Polar Collective.

Playing the East of England Cooperative Society stage: Noon, Reb Capper; 1pm, Lucy Sampson; 2pm, Co-op Juniors; 3pm, Spacecake; 4pm, Loop Garoo; 5pm, Phil Jackson Band; 6pm, The Downsetters.

The Suffolk New College stage: Noon, Rory and Ned; 1pm, Heartaker; 2pm, Riddlz; 3pm, Deafkid; 4pm, Heads Hearts; 5pm, Turning Days; 6pm, Jackknife Horsebox; 7pm, Pistols & Vultures.

Town 102 FM: Noon, Dear Sleeper; 1pm, Two Steps Twice; 2pm, Tom Sanderson Band; 3pm, Rayon Nelson; 4pm, Dandy Tricksters; 5pm, Caution Horses; 6pm, Hemingway; 7pm, Benjamin Bloom.

Galloway Live: Noon, Chasing Tigers; 1pm, Varma Pilots; 2pm, Horse Party; 3pm, This Boy Wonders; 4pm, The Waxing Captors; 5pm, Echoes and Halos; 6pm, Blacktop Harrison.

The Grapevine Acoustic tent: Noon, Charlie Law/Jameson/Dan Probert; 1pm, Beth White and The Colourtones; 1.45pm, Eva Abraham Band; 2.30pm, Fred’s House; 3.30pm, Lisa Redford; 4.30pm, Ady Johnson; 5.30pm, Amy Westney; 6.15pm, The Broadside Boys.

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